Patents by Inventor Jeffrey G. Toler

Jeffrey G. Toler 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: 6249857
    Abstract: In accordance with a first embodiment, a processing apparatus is provided. The processing apparatus (10) includes a register (12) including a first and a second programming instruction, a first processing unit (16) responsive to the first programming instruction, and a second processing unit (22) responsive to the second programming instruction. The second processing unit (22) includes a logarithm based processor having at least one digital logarithm converter (80), a digital logic device (82), and a digital inverse logarithm converter (84). In other embodiments, the processing apparatus (10) is incorporated into a communication device (100) and a video system (300).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2001
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew H. Klapman, Jeffrey G. Toler
  • Patent number: 6138151
    Abstract: A network navigation method includes steps of reading a first code (24) from an object (12), communicating a portion of the first code (24) to a first database (54), receiving translation information from the first database (54) to associate a plurality of electronic addresses with a plurality of codes (24, 26, 30) including the first code (24), and translating the first code (24) to a first electronic address using the translation information. A network navigation system is provided to perform the aforementioned steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2000
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: William L. Reber, Cary D. Perttunen, Jeffrey G. Toler
  • Patent number: 6117630
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a disk-shaped support member (20) supporting a first sample-processing device (28) and a second sample-processing device (30). The first sample-processing device (28) has an elongate portion oriented along a first radial axis (32) of the support member (20). The second sample-processing device (30) has an elongate portion oriented along a second radial axis (34) transverse to the first radial axis (32). A sample-processing device can comprise a plurality of conduits (150) interconnected in a tree topology to couple an inlet (152) with a plurality of outlets (154). The inlet (152) is located at a root vertex and each of the outlets (154) is located at a corresponding leaf vertex of the tree topology. Each of a plurality of molecular detection chambers (156) is coupled to a respective one of the outlets (154). A method of using the apparatus is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2000
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: William L. Reber, John E. Heng, Jeffrey G. Toler
  • Patent number: 6038265
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus that includes a digital processor (12), a first digital pulse width modulator (304), a second digital pulse width modulator (306), a combining circuit (308), and a load (310). The digital processor (12) produces a first digital signal (314) and a second digital signal (316). The first digital pulse width modulator (304) is responsive to the first digital signal (314), and the second digital pulse width modulator (306) is responsive to the second digital signal (316). The combining circuit (308) is responsive to the first digital pulse width modulator (304) and the second digital pulse width modulator (306). The load (310) is responsive to the combining circuit (308).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2000
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Shaowei Pan, Shay-Ping T. Wang, Jeffrey G. Toler, Stephen Chih-Hung Ma
  • Patent number: 6013513
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a disk-shaped support member (20) supporting a first sample-processing device (28) and a second sample-processing device (30). The first sample-processing device (28) has an elongate portion oriented along a first radial axis (32) of the support member (20). The second sample-processing device (30) has an elongate portion oriented along a second radial axis (34) transverse to the first radial axis (32). A sample-processing device can comprise a plurality of conduits (150) interconnected in a tree topology to couple an inlet (152) with a plurality of outlets (154). The inlet (152) is located at a root vertex and each of the outlets (154) is located at a corresponding leaf vertex of the tree topology. Each of a plurality of molecular detection chambers (156) is coupled to a respective one of the outlets (154). A method of using the apparatus is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2000
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: William L. Reber, John E. Heng, Jeffrey G. Toler
  • Patent number: 5980934
    Abstract: In accordance with a first aspect, a noninvasive apparatus comprises a card-shaped housing which supports the transdermal delivery device (10). In accordance with a second aspect, a retaining member (18) retains a removable member (16) proximate to at least a portion of the transdermal delivery device (10). In accordance with a third aspect, a transdermal delivery apparatus comprises a processor (24) to receive delivery data via an interface (28) and to direct a transdermal delivery device (10) based upon the delivery data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: William L. Reber, Jeffrey G. Toler, Cary D. Perttunen
  • Patent number: 5961451
    Abstract: In accordance with a first aspect, a noninvasive apparatus comprises a housing (42) having a grasping region (44), and a noninvasive extraction device (10) to noninvasively extract a sample from a hand of an end user at the grasping region (44). In accordance with a second aspect, a noninvasive apparatus comprises a card-shaped housing which supports the noninvasive extraction device 10. In accordance with a third aspect, a retaining member (22) retains a removable biosensor (16) proximate to at least a portion of the noninvasive extraction device (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: William L. Reber, Jeffrey G. Toler, Cary D. Perttunen
  • Patent number: 5961579
    Abstract: An apparatus that includes a logarithm based processor (216) having at least one digital logarithm converter (202) and a power amplifier (208) responsive to the logarithm based processor (216).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: ShaoWei Pan, Shay-Ping T. Wang, Bernard E. Sigmon, Stephen Chih-Hung Ma, Kevin M. Laird, Jeffrey G. Toler
  • Patent number: 5948052
    Abstract: An apparatus that includes a logarithm based processor (216) having at least one digital logarithm converter (202) and an audio amplifier (208) responsive to the logarithm based processor (216).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey G. Toler
  • Patent number: 5861924
    Abstract: In a video processing system (14), a method of detecting and compensating for motion of an image which includes the steps of: detecting a first pixel value, a second pixel value, and a third pixel value, the first pixel value of a first scan line in a first field, the second pixel value of a second scan line in the first field, and the third pixel value in a second field; providing a motion indicator based on the first, second, and third pixel values; selecting a plurality of interpolation coefficients from a memory based on the motion indicator signal; and providing an interpolated color space pixel based on a first color space pixel associated with the first pixel value, a second color space pixel associated with the second pixel value, and based on the plurality of interpolation coefficients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1999
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: ShaoWei Pan, Shay-Ping T. Wang, Nicholas M. Labun, Jeffrey G. Toler, Michael K. Lindsey