Patents by Inventor John A. Carlson

John A. Carlson 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: 9594170
    Abstract: A system and method of determining the location of a mobile device using signals of opportunity, derived time stamps and sharing of signal information with other mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Echo Ridge LLC
    Inventors: Joseph P. Kennedy, John Carlson
  • Patent number: 9588218
    Abstract: A system and method to opportunistically capture and use measurements on a priori unknown radio signals, not intended for radio navigation or geolocation, to improve navigation/geolocation position estimation yield and accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Echo Ridge LLC
    Inventors: Joseph P. Kennedy, John Carlson
  • Publication number: 20170028801
    Abstract: An amphibian operable in land and marine modes includes a hull, having a discontinuity, and a retractable wheel or track drive assembly at least partially located in the discontinuity. A wheel or track drive of the at least one retractable wheel or track drive assembly is retracted above a lowest point of the hull when operating in marine mode, and the wheel or track drive is protracted below the lowest point when operating in land mode. The hull is a planing V hull having a forward bow section defining a frontal bow surface/area across a beam of the hull. The discontinuity is provided in the forward bow section, and the wheel or track drive of the retractable wheel or track drive assembly is located ahead of and in front of at least a portion of the frontal bow area when protracted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Applicant: Gibbs Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Alan Timothy Gibbs, Eric John Carlson
  • Publication number: 20160258122
    Abstract: Composite and methods are applied to the surface as a highly visible colored pavement treatment. In an embodiment, a highly visible colored pavement treatment comprises an aggregate material, an enhanced visibility material, and wherein the enhanced visibility material is mixed with and blended into the aggregate material to form a composite. In another embodiment, the method of applying the highly visible colored pavement treatment to a surface may comprise applying an adhesive to a target area, applying enhanced visibility material to the target area, and applying an aggregate material to the target area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Applicant: The Texas A&M University System
    Inventor: Paul John CARLSON
  • Patent number: 9415649
    Abstract: An amphibian operable in land and marine modes includes a hull, having a discontinuity, and a retractable wheel or track drive assembly at least partially located in the discontinuity. A wheel or track drive of the at least one retractable wheel or track drive assembly is retracted above a lowest point of the hull when operating in marine mode, and the wheel or track drive is protracted below the lowest point when operating in land mode. The hull is a planing V hull having a forward bow section defining a frontal bow surface/area across a beam of the hull. The discontinuity is provided in the forward bow section, and the wheel or track drive of the retractable wheel or track drive assembly is located ahead of and in front of at least a portion of the frontal bow area when protracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Gibbs Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Alan Timothy Gibbs, Eric John Carlson
  • Patent number: 9173058
    Abstract: A system and method for estimating a location of a subscriber station receiving a first signal from a first base station and receiving a second signal from a second base station where the first and second base stations are nodes in a WiMAX or LTE network. A message may be received from the subscriber station containing first and second information, and a range ring determined from the first base station using the first information. A location hyperbola may be determined using the second information wherein the location hyperbola has the first and second base stations as foci. A location of the subscriber station may be estimated using the range ring and the location hyperbola.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Tariqul Islam, John Carlson
  • Publication number: 20150283007
    Abstract: A rigid, inflatable stretcher provides the capability to carry a person who may be injured or otherwise not capable of moving them self from an inaccessible or dangerous area, such as a combat zone, a steep canyon, and/or a mountain side. The stretcher may be designed to be inflatable with durable and rugged materials providing protection and comfort for the person being carried by it. The stretcher may be designed to be easily stowable, transportable and deployable so that it can serve its intended purpose of carrying a person from a remote or hostile area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: IDS Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth John Carlson
  • Patent number: 9097784
    Abstract: A system and method modifies calibration data used to geo-locate a mobile station. Calibration data measured via a calibration data collection device may contain errors due to the physical limitations of the collection device and/or the collection process. Any data collection device may produce some degree of signal degradation or drop-out. Dead reckoning provides a remedy for signal drop-out, however, it often produces data results that may be unsatisfactory to perform an accurate location estimate. To ensure the integrity of the collected calibration data, a data modification and/or data replacement algorithm may be implemented to enhance the accuracy of the collected data. In addition, current collection procedures used to generate a calibration database may be laborious, time-consuming and expensive. Simplifying the test and measurement equipment needed, and the procedures for obtaining calibration data may save time and expenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Martin Alles, John Carlson, George Maher, Selcuk Mazlum
  • Patent number: 9045764
    Abstract: Transgenic lignocellulosic plants are provided according to embodiments of the present invention, the transgenic plants transformed with an expression cassette encoding a protein operably linked to a signal peptide which targets the protein to a cell wall of the transgenic plant, where at least 5% of the total amino acid residues of the protein are tyrosine, lysine, serine, threonine or cysteine. Methods of increasing lignin-protein bonds in a lignocellulosic plant are provided according to embodiments of the present invention which include expressing a recombinant nucleic acid in a lignocellulosic plant, the recombinant nucleic acid encoding a protein operably linked to a signal peptide which targets the protein to the cell wall of a plant, where at least 5% of the total amino acid residues of the protein are tyrosine, lysine, serine, threonine or cysteine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: The Penn State Research Foundation
    Inventors: Ming Tien, John Carlson, Haiying Liang
  • Publication number: 20150087194
    Abstract: An amphibian operable in land and marine modes includes a hull, having a discontinuity, and a retractable wheel or track drive assembly at least partially located in the discontinuity. A wheel or track drive of the at least one retractable wheel or track drive assembly is retracted above a lowest point of the hull when operating in marine mode, and the wheel or track drive is protracted below the lowest point when operating in land mode. The hull is a planing V hull having a forward bow section defining a frontal bow surface/area across a beam of the hull. The discontinuity is provided in the forward bow section, and the wheel or track drive of the retractable wheel or track drive assembly is located ahead of and in front of at least a portion of the frontal bow area when protracted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Alan Timothy Gibbs, Eric John Carlson
  • Publication number: 20150038167
    Abstract: A system and method modifies calibration data used to geo-locate a mobile station. Calibration data measured via a calibration data collection device may contain errors due to the physical limitations of the collection device and/or the collection process. Any data collection device may produce some degree of signal degradation or drop-out. Dead reckoning provides a remedy for signal drop-out, however, it often produces data results that may be unsatisfactory to perform an accurate location estimate. To ensure the integrity of the collected calibration data, a data modification and/or data replacement algorithm may be implemented to enhance the accuracy of the collected data. In addition, current collection procedures used to generate a calibration database may be laborious, time-consuming and expensive. Simplifying the test and measurement equipment needed, and the procedures for obtaining calibration data may save time and expenses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Andrew LLC
    Inventors: Martin Alles, John Carlson, George Maher, Selcuk Mazlum
  • Patent number: 8938252
    Abstract: A system and method modifies calibration data used to geo-locate a mobile station. Calibration data measured via a calibration data collection device may contain errors due to the physical limitations of the collection device and/or the collection process. Any data collection device may produce some degree of signal degradation or drop-out. Dead reckoning provides a remedy for signal drop-out, however, it often produces data results that may be unsatisfactory to perform an accurate location estimate. To ensure the integrity of the collected calibration data, a data modification and/or data replacement algorithm may be implemented to enhance the accuracy of the collected data. In addition, current collection procedures used to generate a calibration database may be laborious, time-consuming and expensive. Simplifying the test and measurement equipment needed, and the procedures for obtaining calibration data may save time and expenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Andrew LLC
    Inventors: Martin Alles, John Carlson, George Maher, Selcuk Mazlum
  • Publication number: 20140337336
    Abstract: A scalable network of mobile data storage containers that are connected in peer-to-peer networks to archive large data storage capacities. The various embodiments provide a method of extracting a large amount of data from a variety of sources and storing the extracted data in mobile, storage units. The various embodiments provide storage units housed in mobile containers that can store multiple days/weeks of sensor data in the order of petabytes (1024 terabytes). The various embodiments, integrate high performance computing devices into the mobile storage containers that are able to perform critical extraction, pattern, and index processing on the sensor data. The various embodiments, provide a method for the efficient physical transport of the mobile storage containers from current locations to a center analysis location for re-connecting in another peer-to-peer network for integration into a central enterprise data warehouses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: YottaStor, LLC
    Inventor: Robert John Carlson
  • Patent number: 8819163
    Abstract: A scalable network of mobile data storage containers that are connected in peer-to-peer networks to archive large data storage capacities. The various embodiments provide a method of extracting a large amount of data from a variety of sources and storing the extracted data in mobile, storage units. The various embodiments provide storage units housed in mobile containers that can store multiple days/weeks of sensor data in the order of petabytes (1024 terabytes). The various embodiments, integrate high performance computing devices into the mobile storage containers that are able to perform critical extraction, pattern, and index processing on the sensor data. The various embodiments, provide a method for the efficient physical transport of the mobile storage containers from current locations to a center analysis location for re-connecting in another peer-to-peer network for integration into a central enterprise data warehouses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: YottaStor, LLC
    Inventor: Robert John Carlson
  • Patent number: 8805400
    Abstract: A system and method for estimating a location of a subscriber station receiving a first signal from a first base station and receiving a second signal from a second base station where the first and second base stations are nodes in a WiMAX or LIE network. A message may be received from the subscriber station containing first and second information, and a range ring determined from the first base station using the first information. A location hyperbola may be determined using the second information wherein the location hyperbola has the first and second base stations as foci. A location of the subscriber station may be estimated using the range ring and the location hyperbola.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Andrew, LLC
    Inventors: Tariqul Islam, John Carlson
  • Patent number: 8786494
    Abstract: A method of modifying calibration data used to geo-locate a mobile station located in an indoor environment is disclosed. When a mobile station is located indoors, the signal strength of signals received and/or transmitted by the mobile station have the tendency to be lower than the strength of the signals received by a mobile station located outdoors. As a result of these lower signal strengths, geo-location efforts which rely on signal strengths may result in unsatisfactory location accuracy. Modifying pre-existing calibration data obtained outdoors may provide a way to simulate indoor calibration data characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Andrew LLC
    Inventors: Martin Alles, John Carlson, George Maher, Selcuk Mazlum
  • Patent number: 8731457
    Abstract: A system and method for estimating a location of a subscriber station receiving a first signal from a first base station and receiving a second signal from a second base station where the first and second base stations are nodes in a WiMAX or LTE network. A message may be received from the subscriber station containing first and second information, and a range ring determined from the first base station using the first information. A location hyperbola may be determined using the second information wherein the location hyperbola has the first and second base stations as foci. A location of the subscriber station may be estimated using the range ring and the location hyperbola.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Andrew LLC
    Inventors: Tariqul Islam, John Carlson
  • Patent number: 8660165
    Abstract: An apparatus for detecting a spread spectrum signal in a wireless signal environment includes at least one antenna for receiving spread spectrum signals, such as UMTS signals, from a signal source in the wireless signal environment. In one embodiment, a detection circuit is configured for correlating a code in signal received by the apparatus with a set of possible codes for spread spectrum signals in order to detect the existence of a spread spectrum signal. In another embodiment, a detection circuit is configured for obtaining at least one reference frame of data from a received signal. The detection circuit is further operable for correlating a segment of the reference frame with a repeated segment of at least one subsequent frame of data in order to detect the existence of a spread spectrum signal. A repeater might incorporate such an apparatus wherein the variable gain of the repeater is adjusted based upon the correlation and the detection of a spread spectrum signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Andrew LLC
    Inventors: Ariful Hannan, John Carlson
  • Publication number: 20130324155
    Abstract: A system and method for estimating a location of a subscriber station receiving a first signal from a first base station and receiving a second signal from a second base station where the first and second base stations are nodes in a WiMAX or LTE network. A message may be received from the subscriber station containing first and second information, and a range ring determined from the first base station using the first information. A location hyperbola may be determined using the second information wherein the location hyperbola has the first and second base stations as foci. A location of the subscriber station may be estimated using the range ring and the location hyperbola.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Andrew LLC
    Inventors: Tariqul Islam, John Carlson
  • Publication number: 20130265193
    Abstract: A system and method of determining the location of a mobile device using signals of opportunity, derived time stamps and sharing of signal information with other mobile devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Joseph P. Kennedy, John Carlson