Patents by Inventor John R. Tuttle

John R. Tuttle 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: 20190205577
    Abstract: A radio frequency device utilizing an antenna having a single antenna structure resonant on multiple resonant frequency ranges. The antenna can be configured to operate within multiple frequency ranges for communication according to respective protocols associated with the respective frequency ranges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventor: John R. Tuttle
  • Patent number: 10311261
    Abstract: Systems and methods to selectively attach and control antennas via diodes. In one embodiment, a system includes: a reader having a plurality of reader antennas of different polarizations to transmit radio frequency signals; and at least one radio frequency device. The radio frequency device includes: a plurality of tag antennas of different polarizations; a plurality of diodes coupled to the plurality of tag antennas respectively; a receiver coupled to the plurality of diodes to receive the radio frequency signals from the tag antennas when the diodes are forward biased; and a set of one or more current controllers coupled to the plurality of diodes. In a receiving mode the controllers selectively forward bias the diodes to receive the signals from the reader. In a transmitting mode the controllers selectively change the state of the tag antennas to transmit data via backscattering the radio frequency signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: John R. Tuttle
  • Publication number: 20190095661
    Abstract: Systems and methods to determine kinematical parameters of physical objects using radio frequency identification (RFID) tags attached to the objects. In one embodiment, one of a population of RFID tags is selectively instructed by an RFID reader to backscatter the interrogating electromagnetic wave and thus allow the RFID reader to measure the position, speed, acceleration, and/or jerk of the object to which the tag is attached. The RFID reader combines the signal representing the backscattered interrogating electromagnetic wave and the signal representing the interrogating electromagnetic wave transmitted by the RFID reader to determine or monitor one or more of the kinematical parameters of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventor: John R. Tuttle
  • Patent number: 10242239
    Abstract: A radio frequency device utilizing an antenna having a single antenna structure resonant on multiple resonant frequency ranges. The antenna can be configured to operate within multiple frequency ranges for communication according to respective protocols associated with the respective frequency ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: John R. Tuttle
  • Patent number: 10162992
    Abstract: Systems and methods to determine kinematical parameters of physical objects using radio frequency identification (RFID) tags attached to the objects. In one embodiment, one of a population of RFID tags is selectively instructed by an RFID reader to backscatter the interrogating electromagnetic wave and thus allow the RFID reader to measure the position, speed, acceleration, and/or jerk of the object to which the tag is attached. The RFID reader combines the signal representing the backscattered interrogating electromagnetic wave and the signal representing the interrogating electromagnetic wave transmitted by the RFID reader to determine or monitor one or more of the kinematical parameters of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: John R. Tuttle
  • Patent number: 9926914
    Abstract: Extracting energy from wind. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are methods including: directing fluid flow across an aperture of a nozzle in operational relationship with an resonant cavity, a central axis of the nozzle and the central axis of the resonant cavity nonconcentric, and the resonant cavity has a resonant frequency; creating pressure waves within the resonant cavity, the pressure waves created at least in part by vortices within the fluid flow across the aperture; and extracting energy from pressure waves within the resonant cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Windpipe Corporation
    Inventor: John R. Tuttle
  • Publication number: 20170262669
    Abstract: Systems and methods to determine kinematical parameters of physical objects using radio frequency identification (RFID) tags attached to the objects. In one embodiment, one of a population of RFID tags is selectively instructed by an RFID reader to backscatter the interrogating electromagnetic wave and thus allow the RFID reader to measure the position, speed, acceleration, and/or jerk of the object to which the tag is attached. The RFID reader combines the signal representing the backscattered interrogating electromagnetic wave and the signal representing the interrogating electromagnetic wave transmitted by the RFID reader to determine or monitor one or more of the kinematical parameters of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventor: John R. Tuttle
  • Publication number: 20170229758
    Abstract: Systems and methods to selectively attach and control antennas via diodes. In one embodiment, a system includes: a reader having a plurality of reader antennas of different polarizations to transmit radio frequency signals; and at least one radio frequency device. The radio frequency device includes: a plurality of tag antennas of different polarizations; a plurality of diodes coupled to the plurality of tag antennas respectively; a receiver coupled to the plurality of diodes to receive the radio frequency signals from the tag antennas when the diodes are forward biased; and a set of one or more current controllers coupled to the plurality of diodes. In a receiving mode the controllers selectively forward bias the diodes to receive the signals from the reader. In a transmitting mode the controllers selectively change the state of the tag antennas to transmit data via backscattering the radio frequency signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventor: John R. Tuttle
  • Patent number: 9690961
    Abstract: Systems and methods to determine kinematical parameters of physical objects using radio frequency identification (RFID) tags attached to the objects. In one embodiment, one of a population of RFID tags is selectively instructed by an RFID reader to backscatter the interrogating electromagnetic wave and thus allow the RFID reader to measure the position, speed, acceleration, jerk of the object to which the tag is attached. The RFID reader combines the signal representing the backscattered interrogating electromagnetic wave and the signal representing the interrogating electromagnetic wave transmitted by the RFID reader to determine or monitor one or more of the kinematical parameters of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: John R. Tuttle
  • Patent number: 9652645
    Abstract: Systems and methods to selectively attach and control antennas via diodes. In one embodiment, a system includes: a reader having a plurality of reader antennas of different polarizations to transmit radio frequency signals; and at least one radio frequency device. The radio frequency device includes: a plurality of tag antennas of different polarizations; a plurality of diodes coupled to the plurality of tag antennas respectively; a receiver coupled to the plurality of diodes to receive the radio frequency signals from the tag antennas when the diodes are forward biased; and a set of one or more current controllers coupled to the plurality of diodes. In a receiving mode the controllers selectively forward bias the diodes to receive the signals from the reader. In a transmitting mode the controllers selectively change the state of the tag antennas to transmit data via backscattering the radio frequency signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: John R. Tuttle
  • Publication number: 20170032157
    Abstract: Systems and methods to determine motion parameters of physical objects using radio frequency identification (RFID) tags attached to the objects. In one embodiment, a method implemented in a radio frequency identification (RFID) system includes determining a motion parameter of the RFID tag based on detecting a Doppler frequency shift in a radio frequency signal received from the RFID tag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventor: John R. Tuttle
  • Publication number: 20160371518
    Abstract: A radio frequency device utilizing an antenna having a single antenna structure resonant on multiple resonant frequency ranges. The antenna can be configured to operate within multiple frequency ranges for communication according to respective protocols associated with the respective frequency ranges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventor: John R. Tuttle
  • Publication number: 20160363662
    Abstract: Systems and methods to use radar systems for radio frequency identification (RFID) applications. In one embodiment, radar systems are adapted to use RFID communications protocols and methods to enhance the usefulness of radar systems beyond the determination of the presence, distance, direction and/or speed of a vehicle or object, to additionally include the transmission of data such as object identification and additional messages or data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventor: John R. Tuttle
  • Patent number: 9477863
    Abstract: Systems and methods to determine motion parameters of physical objects using radio frequency identification (RFID) tags attached to the objects. In one embodiment, a method implemented in a radio frequency identification (RFID) system includes determining a motion parameter of the RFID tag based on detecting a Doppler frequency shift in a radio frequency signal received from the RFID tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: John R. Tuttle
  • Patent number: 9465964
    Abstract: A radio frequency device utilizing an antenna having a single antenna structure resonant on multiple resonant frequency ranges. The antenna can be configured to operate within multiple frequency ranges for communication according to respective protocols associated with the respective frequency ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: John R. Tuttle
  • Patent number: 9258641
    Abstract: Audio capture based on logarithmic conversion. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are methods including capturing audio represented by an electrical signal, the electrical signal having both positive voltage portions and negative voltage portions. In some cases, the capture is by: performing logarithmic analog-to-digital conversion on the positive voltage portions to create a first plurality of digital values; and performing logarithmic analog-to-digital conversion on the negative voltage portions to create a second plurality of digital values; and storing representations of the first and second plurality of digital values to a storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: QBIZ, LLC
    Inventor: John R. Tuttle
  • Publication number: 20150249780
    Abstract: Image capture based on logarithmic conversion. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are methods including capturing an image by: reading a plurality of analog signals from an array of light sensitive elements; performing logarithmic analog-to-digital conversion on the plurality of analog signals which creates a corresponding plurality of digital values; calculating a dynamic range of the image, the calculating by a processor executing a program; adjusting at least one of a brightness and contrast of the image based on the dynamic range; further adjusting at least one of the brightness and contrast by a user by way of an interface device; and storing representations of the plurality of digital values to a storage medium wherein the representations of the digital values include the image brightness and contrast adjustments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Applicant: QBIZ, LLC
    Inventor: John R. TUTTLE
  • Publication number: 20150242664
    Abstract: A radio frequency device utilizing an antenna having a single antenna structure resonant on multiple resonant frequency ranges. The antenna can be configured to operate within multiple frequency ranges for communication according to respective protocols associated with the respective frequency ranges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventor: John R. Tuttle
  • Publication number: 20150227770
    Abstract: Systems and methods to determine kinematical parameters of physical objects using radio frequency identification (RFID) tags attached to the objects. In one embodiment, one of a population of RFID tags is selectively instructed by an RFID reader to backscatter the interrogating electromagnetic wave and thus allow the RFID reader to measure the position, speed, acceleration, jerk of the object to which the tag is attached. The RFID reader combines the signal representing the backscattered interrogating electromagnetic wave and the signal representing the interrogating electromagnetic wave transmitted by the RFID reader to determine or monitor one or more of the kinematical parameters of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventor: John R. Tuttle
  • Publication number: 20150204310
    Abstract: Extracting energy from wind. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are methods including: directing fluid flow across an aperture of a nozzle in operational relationship with an resonant cavity, a central axis of the nozzle and the central axis of the resonant cavity nonconcentric, and the resonant cavity has a resonant frequency; creating pressure waves within the resonant cavity, the pressure waves created at least in part by vortices within the fluid flow across the aperture; and extracting energy from pressure waves within the resonant cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Applicant: WINDPIPE CORPORATION
    Inventor: John R. Tuttle