Patents by Inventor Jeffrey S. Nicholson

Jeffrey S. Nicholson 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: 5920283
    Abstract: A GPS receiver engine is provided having a software interface between the GPS and local applications. The GPS manufacturer provides to the local manufacturer a GPS Chip Set that includes hardware components and software components. The hardware components can include an RF circuit and a processor. The software components can include an object code library and interface files that are used to interface with the local application software. The local manufacturer customizes its local application software to run with the software interface provided by the software components of the GPS Chip Set, stores the GPS software and the local application software into a memory system, and incorporates the RF circuit, processor and memory system into its GPS end product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1999
    Assignee: Conexant Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Shaheen, Jeffrey S. Nicholson
  • Patent number: 4877202
    Abstract: An improved aircraft ejection seat system is described which embodies a forward leaning position for an occupant of the aircraft providing enhanced acceleration tolerance for an occupant during ejection from the cockpit, comprising a platform supporting at a rearward end thereof a seat having a seat back and seat pan sized and configured for accommodating the occupant, a forwardly disposed cowling integral with and faired to the platform for providing windblast protection to the occupant, a solid or cushioned upright wall member disposed centrally of the platform and extending between the seat and cowling and supporting an inclined chest plate for supporting the chest of the occupant in the forward leaning position, a head rest and a shield disposed near the upper end of the plate for shielding the occupant's head upon ejection from the aircraft, and a restraint harness for holding the occupant in the forward leaning position against the plate upon ejection from the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 31, 1989
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Allen D. Disselkoen, Jr., Robert F. Gargiulo, James E. Haywood, Keith H. Heise, Darrell H. Holcomb, Stuart C. Kramer, Gregory R. Miller, Jeffrey S. Nicholson, Jeffrey J. Olinger, Curtis H. Spenny