Patents by Inventor John Volpi

John Volpi 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: 20080024278
    Abstract: An interrogator, methods of discerning the presence of an object, and interrogation systems employing the same. In one embodiment, the interrogation systems include multiple interrogators that communicate with a base command unit to track a location of an object. In another embodiment wherein the object is an RFID object (e.g., an object with an RFID tag), the interrogators employ signal processing techniques such as precharging the RFID object, and correlating a reference code with a reply code from the RFID object using selected techniques to increase a sensitivity of the interrogator, especially for adverse environments. In other embodiments, the interrogation systems include variations of metal instruments and sponges employed therewith. In yet another embodiment, the interrogation system includes metal interrogators capable of discerning the presence of a metal object, especially in a presence of another metal object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Inventors: John Volpi, Wallace Kluck, David Hensley
  • Publication number: 20080024277
    Abstract: An interrogator, methods of discerning the presence of an object, and interrogation systems employing the same. In one embodiment, the interrogation systems include multiple interrogators that communicate with a base command unit to track a location of an object. In another embodiment wherein the object is an RFID object (e.g., an object with an RFID tag), the interrogators employ signal processing techniques such as precharging the RFID object, and correlating a reference code with a reply code from the RFID object using selected techniques to increase a sensitivity of the interrogator, especially for adverse environments. In other embodiments, the interrogation systems include variations of metal instruments and sponges employed therewith. In yet another embodiment, the interrogation system includes metal interrogators capable of discerning the presence of a metal object, especially in a presence of another metal object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Inventors: John Volpi, Steven Roemerman, Jimmy Laferney, Robert Hatch, Glenn Boisbrun
  • Publication number: 20080024276
    Abstract: An interrogator, methods of discerning the presence of an object, and interrogation systems employing the same. In one embodiment, the interrogation systems include multiple interrogators that communicate with a base command unit to track a location of an object. In another embodiment wherein the object is an RFID object (e.g., an object with an RFID tag), the interrogators employ signal processing techniques such as precharging the RFID object, and correlating a reference code with a reply code from the RIFD object using selected techniques to increase a sensitivity of the interrogator, especially for adverse environments. In other embodiments, the interrogation systems include variations of metal instruments and sponges employed therewith. In yet another embodiment, the interrogation system includes metal interrogators capable of discerning the presence of a metal object, especially in a presence of another metal object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Inventors: John Volpi, Steven Roemerman, Glenn Boisbrun
  • Publication number: 20080018469
    Abstract: An interrogator, methods of discerning the presence of an object, and interrogation systems employing the same. In one embodiment, the interrogation systems include multiple interrogators that communicate with a base command unit to track a location of an object. In another embodiment wherein the object is an RFID object (e.g., an object with an RFID tag), the interrogators employ signal processing techniques such as precharging the RFID object, and correlating a reference code with a reply code from the RIFD object using selected techniques to increase a sensitivity of the interrogator, especially for adverse environments. In other embodiments, the interrogation systems include variations of metal instruments and sponges employed therewith. In yet another embodiment, the interrogation system includes metal interrogators capable of discerning the presence of a metal object, especially in a presence of another metal object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventors: John Volpi, Logan Scott, David Hensley
  • Publication number: 20080018432
    Abstract: An interrogator, methods of discerning the presence of an object, and interrogation systems employing the same. In one embodiment, the interrogation systems include multiple interrogators that communicate with a base command unit to track a location of an object. In another embodiment wherein the object is an RFID object (e.g., an object with an RFID tag), the interrogators employ signal processing techniques such as precharging the RFID object, and correlating a reference code with a reply code from the RIFD object using selected techniques to increase a sensitivity of the interrogator, especially for adverse environments. In other embodiments, the interrogation systems include variations of metal instruments and sponges employed therewith. In yet another embodiment, the interrogation system includes metal interrogators capable of discerning the presence of a metal object, especially in a presence of another metal object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventors: John Volpi, Logan Scott, Wallace Kluck, David Hensley
  • Publication number: 20080018468
    Abstract: An interrogator, methods of discerning the presence of an object, and interrogation systems employing the same. In one embodiment, the interrogation systems include multiple interrogators that communicate with a base command unit to track a location of an object. In another embodiment wherein the object is an RFID object (e.g., an object with an RFID tag), the interrogators employ signal processing techniques such as precharging the RFID object, and correlating a reference code with a reply code from the RFID object using selected techniques to increase a sensitivity of the interrogator, especially for adverse environments. In other embodiments, the interrogation systems include variations of metal instruments and sponges employed therewith. In yet another embodiment, the interrogation system includes metal interrogators capable of discerning the presence of a metal object, especially in a presence of another metal object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventors: John Volpi, Logan Scott, David Hensley
  • Publication number: 20080018450
    Abstract: An interrogator, methods of discerning the presence of an object, and interrogation systems employing the same. In one embodiment, the interrogation systems include multiple interrogators that communicate with a base command unit to track a location of an object. In another embodiment wherein the object is an RFID object (e.g., an object with an RFID tag), the interrogators employ signal processing techniques such as precharging the RFID object, and correlating a reference code with a reply code from the RFID object using selected techniques to increase a sensitivity of the interrogator, especially for adverse environments. In other embodiments, the interrogation systems include variations of metal instruments and sponges employed therewith. In yet another embodiment, the interrogation system includes metal interrogators capable of discerning the presence of a metal object, especially in a presence of another metal object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventors: John Volpi, Jimmy Laferney, David Hensley, Robert Hatch, Glenn Boisbrun
  • Publication number: 20070216526
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an interrogator, method of discerning metal and radio frequency identification (RFID) objects, and an interrogation system employing the same. In one embodiment, the interrogator includes a metal sensing subsystem configured to provide a first signal having a signature representing a presence of a metal object, and a RFID sensing subsystem configured to provide a second signal having a signature representing a presence of a RFID object. The interrogator also includes a control and processing subsystem configured to discern a presence of at least one of the metal and RFID objects from one of the first and second signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Publication date: September 20, 2007
    Inventors: John Volpi, Jimmy Laferney, William Montgomery
  • Publication number: 20070210921
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an interrogator, method of discerning metal and radio frequency identification (RFID) objects, and an interrogation system employing the same. In one embodiment, the interrogator includes a metal sensing subsystem configured to provide a first signal having a signature representing a presence of a metal object, and a RFID sensing subsystem configured to provide a second signal having a signature representing a presence of a RFID object. The interrogator also includes a control and processing subsystem configured to discern a presence of at least one of the metal and RFID objects from one of the first and second signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Publication date: September 13, 2007
    Inventors: John Volpi, Jimmy Laferney, William Montgomery
  • Publication number: 20070157843
    Abstract: A weapon and weapon system, and methods of manufacturing and operating the same. In one embodiment, the weapon includes a warhead having destructive elements. The weapon also includes a folding lug switch assembly that provides a mechanism to attach the weapon to a delivery vehicle and is configured to close after launching from the delivery vehicle, thereby satisfying a criterion to arm the warhead. The weapon still further includes a guidance section including an antenna configured to receive mission data before launching from the delivery vehicle and further configured to receive instructions after launching from the delivery vehicle to guide the weapon to a target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Publication date: July 12, 2007
    Inventors: Steven Roemerman, John Volpi
  • Publication number: 20070035383
    Abstract: An interrogation system and method of operating the same. In one embodiment, the interrogation system includes a structure having a plurality of modules and a washer located within one of the plurality of modules including a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag with a code. The interrogation system also includes an interrogator configured to read the RFID tag and discern a type of structure based on information about the plurality of modules from the code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2006
    Publication date: February 15, 2007
    Inventors: Steven Roemerman, John Volpi
  • Publication number: 20060202827
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an interrogator, method of discerning metal and radio frequency identification (RFID) objects, and an interrogation system employing the same. In one embodiment, the interrogator includes a metal sensing subsystem configured to provide a first signal having a signature representing a presence of a metal object, and a RFID sensing subsystem configured to provide a second signal having a signature representing a presence of a RFID object. The interrogator also includes a control and processing subsystem configured to discern a presence of at least one of the metal and RFID objects from one of the first and second signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2006
    Publication date: September 14, 2006
    Inventors: John Volpi, Jimmy Laferney, William Montgomery
  • Publication number: 20060171402
    Abstract: A services pivot point employable with first and second enterprises adapted to communicate over disparate access networks and a related method of operating the same. In one embodiment, the services pivot point includes a communication subsystem configured to provide a secure connection and data compression/acceleration for a communication between the client device and one of the first and second enterprises over the disparate access networks. The services pivot point also includes an authentication and profile subsystem configured to provide the client device access to one of the first and second enterprises over the disparate access networks based on policies associated with the client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2006
    Publication date: August 3, 2006
    Inventors: John Moore, Matthew Bowers, John Volpi
  • Publication number: 20060077036
    Abstract: An interrogation system employable with an object having a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag and method of operating the same. In one embodiment, the interrogation system includes a database having prior knowledge about the object, and an interrogator that scans the RFID tag and discerns additional information therefrom about the object. The interrogator still further includes a control system that identifies the object based on the prior knowledge and the additional information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2005
    Publication date: April 13, 2006
    Inventors: Steven Roemerman, John Volpi, Logan Scott
  • Publication number: 20060017545
    Abstract: A reply code for a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag, a method of improving a reply code for a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag for interrogation by an interrogator and an RFID tag employing the same. In one embodiment, the reply code includes a preamble having information about a quality of a clock associated with the RFID tag. The reply code also includes a tag identification (ID) code providing a digital signature for the RFID tag. The reply code still further includes an aftamble located aft of the preamble and having information about the quality of the clock. The aftamble cooperates with the preamble to improve a quality of the reply code for interrogation by an interrogator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2005
    Publication date: January 26, 2006
    Inventors: John Volpi, Steven Roemerman, Joseph Tepera, Logan Scott
  • Publication number: 20050201450
    Abstract: A control and processing system for use with an interrogator and an interrogation system employing the same. In one embodiment, the control and processing system includes a correlation subsystem having a correlator that correlates a reference code with a reply code from a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag and provides a correlation signal therefrom. The control and processing system also includes a decision subsystem that verifies a presence of the RFID tag as a function of the correlation signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2005
    Publication date: September 15, 2005
    Inventors: John Volpi, Logan Scott, Eric McMurry