Patents by Inventor Lawrence E. Sweeney, Jr.

Lawrence E. Sweeney, Jr. 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: 20090171772
    Abstract: An RNSS-based lane-level vehicle tolling method and system for a roadway having at least one managed traffic lane and at least one unmanaged traffic lane, and on-vehicle equipment for use therein, overcome lane identification limitations of RNSS-based tolling and achieves lane-level tolling through explicit lane identification. In some embodiments, a vehicle transmits a lane presence indication (LPI) to indicate to off-vehicle toll processing whether the vehicle is currently in a managed or unmanaged traffic lane. In other embodiments, on-vehicle toll processing uses lane identification information locally to determine whether the vehicle is currently in a managed or unmanaged traffic lane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Inventors: Gregory C. Petrisor, Ryan A. Perdue, Larry B. Deer, Lawrence E. Sweeney, JR.
  • Patent number: 4546342
    Abstract: A music data compression system is disclosed which includes an analog to digital converter for converting the analog music signal to digital sample signal form, a digital compression filter for compression filtering the digital sample signals, and an encoder for truncated Huffman encoding the compression filter output. An entropy setting unit is included in the system for step control of the signal supplied to the digital compression filter in accordance with one or more threshold levels of the envelope of the music signal, and for reducing the entropy of the signal with increases in the energy level of the music signal. Different codes may be implemented in accordance with the threshold(s), and an identifying code word is inserted in the Huffman encoded stream. A decoder, digital reconstruction filter, and digital to analog converter are used to reconstruct the analog music signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1985
    Assignee: Digital Recording Research Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Charles S. Weaver, Robert A. LeBlanc, Lawrence E. Sweeney, Jr.