Patents by Inventor Kenneth V. Miller

Kenneth V. Miller 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: 11101877
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for providing end-to-end beamforming. For example, end-to-end beamforming systems include end-to-end relays and ground networks to provide communications to user terminals located in user beam coverage areas. The ground segment can include geographically distributed access nodes and a central processing system. Return uplink signals, transmitted from the user terminals, have multipath induced by a plurality of receive/transmit signal paths in the end to end relay and are relayed to the ground network. The ground network, using beamformers, recovers user data streams transmitted by the user terminals from return downlink signals. The ground network, using beamformers generates forward uplink signals from appropriately weighted combinations of user data streams that, after relay by the end-end-end relay, produce forward downlink signals that combine to form user beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: ViaSat, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth V. Buer, Mark J. Miller, Christopher J. Cronin, Mark D. Dankberg, Donald L. Runyon
  • Publication number: 20210224384
    Abstract: An example method includes detecting an event in an electronic system. The electronic system includes an electronic component and a switched mode power supply. The electronic component draws an amount of power from the switched mode power supply during operation. In response to detecting the event, the electronic component is operated to cause the electronic component to change the amount of power that the electronic component draws from the switched mode power supply. The change in the amount of power that the electronic component draws causes the switched mode power supply to output a signal that is evidence of the event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: Raytheon Company
    Inventor: Kenneth V. Miller
  • Publication number: 20200182990
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to position, navigation and timing (PNT) methods, systems, and transmitters. A method comprises receiving radio-frequency (RF) signals from a plurality of virtual transmitters and determining PNT information of a target object based on information obtained from the RF signals. A system comprises a plurality of virtual transmitters and a receiver. The plurality of virtual transmitters is configured to transmit radio-frequency (RF) signals that include PNT information. The receiver is configured to determine PNT information of a target object based on the PNT information. A transmitter comprises a high-frequency (HF) carrier generator, a waveform generator, and an antenna system. The HF carrier generator generates an HF carrier signal. The waveform generator generates a waveform that includes PNT information. The antenna system transmits the HF carrier signal to generate a subject ionospheric duct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: Raytheon Company
    Inventor: Kenneth V. Miller
  • Patent number: 9651343
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for a small arms training system. In exemplary embodiments, a training system includes a control system, shooter systems that can include a user interface, and a target system that collects projectile position information in relation to a target. In one embodiment, the systems are linked via a mesh radio network and are configured to process GPS information for rapid and accurate positioning of the shooter in relation to the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventor: Kenneth V. Miller
  • Patent number: 9166630
    Abstract: An illustrative adaptive radio communications system comprises a cluster of waveform and application processor entities coupled and a plurality of transceivers. The transceivers convert radio frequency (RF) signals into digital in-phase and quadrature (I/Q) data, which is sent to the waveform processor entities via a network fabric. The waveform processor entities perform low-level waveform processing and the application processor entities perform high-level, distributed signal processing. The system and related methods are capable of processing multiple programmable waveforms of varying complexity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Kenneth V. Miller, Paul R. Work
  • Publication number: 20150084281
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for a small arms training system. In exemplary embodiments, a training system includes a control system, shooter systems that can include a user interface, and a target system that collects projectile position information in relation to a target. In one embodiment, the systems are linked via a mesh radio network and are configured to process GPS information for rapid and accurate positioning of the shooter in relation to the target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Raytheon Company
    Inventor: Kenneth V. Miller