Patents by Inventor Mark A. Sturza

Mark A. Sturza 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: 20150186773
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for using an energy emanating device that finds a person (17a,b) object or system based on preselected attributes (33) stored in the energy emanating device (10) are disclosed. Searching Methods Using Genetic Responsivity Measurements are used to compare the attributes (33) of individuals, and a match is determined based upon the correlation of these attributes (33). The matching is accomplished using a variety of algorithms, including a “Genetic Responsivity Measurement Formula.” In alternative embodiments, the invention may be used in a search engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Lawrence R. Weill, Edward F. Tuck, Mark A. Sturza, Martie G. Haselton, Thomas N. Giaccherini
  • Publication number: 20150186468
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for using an energy emanating device that finds a person (17a,b) object or system based on preselected attributes (33) stored in the energy emanating device (10) are disclosed. Searching Methods Using Genetic Responsivity Measurements are used to compare the attributes (33) of individuals, and a match is determined based upon the correlation of these attributes (33). The matching is accomplished using a variety of algorithms, including a “Genetic Responsivity Measurement Formula.” In alternative embodiments, the invention may be used in a search engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Lawrence R. Weill, Edward F. Tuck, Mark A. Sturza, Martie G. Haselton
  • Publication number: 20140245014
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for a Remote Control App for Smart Phones are disclosed. One embodiment of the present invention is a software application or “App” which may be downloaded to a conventional smart phone (12). Once downloaded to the smart phone (12) and to a remote computer, network or other information appliance (14), the smart phone (12) may be used to operate and/or control the remote computer, network or other information appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Pascal's Pocket Corporation
    Inventors: Edward F. Tuck, Douglas R. Sallen, Douglas G. Lockie, Thomas N. Giaccherini, Stig M. Pedersen, David K. Probst, Mark A. Sturza
  • Publication number: 20140222832
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for using an energy emanating device that finds a person (17a,b) object or system based on preselected attributes (33) stored in the energy emanating device (10) are disclosed. Searching Methods Using Genetic Responsivity Measurements are used to compare the attributes (33) of individuals, and a match is determined based upon the correlation of these attributes (33). The matching is accomplished using a variety of algorithms, including a “Genetic Responsivity Measurement Formula.” In alternative embodiments, the invention may be used in a search engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Social Fabric Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence R. Weill, Edward F. Tuck, Mark A. Sturza
  • Patent number: 8462831
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein to use sieving to reduce the number of hypotheses and the length of time for acquisition of GPS satellite signals. In sieving, hypothesis testing is performed after a short non-coherent integration duration on a first set of hypotheses. At the end of the non-coherent integration time, multiple candidate hypotheses having high likelihood of signal detection are identified. Further non-coherent integration of each candidate hypothesis is performed by using a tracking loop to remove Doppler frequency and code phase variations on the signal. In parallel, additional hypotheses testing is performed on a second set of hypotheses. At the end of the next non-coherent integration time, the best candidate hypotheses among the candidate hypotheses sieved from the first set of hypotheses running in the tracking loops and the candidate hypotheses from the second set of hypotheses are identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: CSR Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Sturza, Paul Underbrink
  • Publication number: 20120207690
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for using an energy emanating device that finds a person (17a,b) object or system based on preselected attributes (33) stored in the energy emanating device (10) are disclosed. Searching Methods Using Genetic Responsivity Measurements are used to compare the attributes (33) of individuals, and a match is determined based upon the correlation of these attributes (33). The matching is accomplished using a variety of algorithms, including a “Genetic Responsivity Measurement Formula.” In alternative embodiments, the invention may be used in a search engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventors: Lawrence R. Weill, Edward F. Tuck, Mark A. Sturza, Martie G. Haselton, Christine E. Garver-Apgar, Thomas N. Giaccherini
  • Patent number: 8188917
    Abstract: A wireless device including a transceiver that utilizes a power supply is described. The wireless device includes a Global Positioning System (“GPS”) section having a plurality of GPS subsystems and a power controller in signal communication with the power supply and GPS section, wherein the power controller is configured to selectively power each GPS subsystem from the plurality of GPS subsystems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: CSR Technology Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Gronemeyer, Sanjai Kohli, Mark A. Sturza, Donald K. Leimer
  • Publication number: 20110205115
    Abstract: A wireless device including a transceiver that utilizes a power supply is described. The wireless device includes a Global Positioning System (“GPS”) section having a plurality of GPS subsystems and a power controller in signal communication with the power supply and GPS section, wherein the power controller is configured to selectively power each GPS subsystem from the plurality of GPS subsystems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: SiRF Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Gronemeyer, Mark A. Sturza, Donald Leimer, Sanjai Kohli
  • Publication number: 20110021171
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein to use sieving to reduce the number of hypotheses and the length of time for acquisition of GPS satellite signals. In sieving, hypothesis testing is performed after a short non-coherent integration duration on a first set of hypotheses. At the end of the non-coherent integration time, multiple candidate hypotheses having high likelihood of signal detection are identified. Further non-coherent integration of each candidate hypothesis is performed by using a tracking loop to remove Doppler frequency and code phase variations on the signal. In parallel, additional hypotheses testing is performed on a second set of hypotheses. At the end of the next non-coherent integration time, the best candidate hypotheses among the candidate hypotheses sieved from the first set of hypotheses running in the tracking loops and the candidate hypotheses from the second set of hypotheses are identified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventors: Mark Sturza, Paul Underbrink
  • Publication number: 20100039316
    Abstract: A wireless device including a transceiver that utilizes a power supply is described. The wireless device includes a Global Positioning System (“GPS”) section having a plurality of GPS subsystems and a power controller in signal communication with the power supply and GPS section, wherein the power controller is configured to selectively power each GPS subsystem from the plurality of GPS subsystems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Applicant: SiRF Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Gronemeyer, Sanjai Kohli, Mark A. Sturza, Don K. Leimer
  • Patent number: 7592910
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for finding a match between or among persons (17a, 17b), characteristics and/or objects are disclosed. In one embodiment of the invention, an electronic device (10a, 10b), such as a handheld radio, is used to find a person who meets criteria specified by a user. In another embodiment, this electronic device (10a, 10b) is programmed with information regarding the genetic attributes (33) of individuals. These individuals are matched by computing a correlation of the genetic attributes of two individuals (33a, 33b). The information regarding these genetic attributes are determined by testing a tissue or fluid sample. In yet another embodiment of the invention, once biological or genetic attributes (33) are determined, a perfume (544) may be manufactured which is based on a unique set of genetic attributes, and which may either fortify the sexual self-confidence and broadcast the attributes of the person who wears the perfume, or may be used to enhance the attractiveness of another person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Social Fabric Corporation
    Inventors: Edward F. Tuck, Martie G. Haselton, Mark A. Sturza, Rebecca B. Weeks, Robert G. Quinn
  • Publication number: 20080055049
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for using an energy emanating device that finds a person (17a,b) object or system based on preselected attributes (33) stored in the energy emanating device (10) are disclosed. Searching Methods are used to compare the attributes (33) of individuals, and a match is determined based upon the correlation of these attributes (33). The matching is accomplished using a variety of algorithms, including a “Distance Formula.” In alternative embodiments, the invention may be used in a search engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventors: Lawrence Weill, Edward Tuck, Mark Sturza, Thomas Giaccherini
  • Publication number: 20070243537
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for a collecting a human odor or DNA sample (S), analyzing the sample (S) and then determining a good romantic match is disclosed. In one embodiment, a customer purchases an AromaMatch™ Test Kit (14), which comprises a bottle of cleaning solution (20), a cotton ball (22) a sample patch (24), a sample bag (28) and a mailing envelope (30). The user (10) opens the kit (14), cleans a patch of skin somewhere on his or her body, and then applies the patch (24). After wearing the patch (24) for an appropriate time period, the patch (24) is removed, and placed in the sample bag (28). In an alternative embodiment, the user obtains a DNA sample using a cheek swab (42) or a spit cup (43). The user (10) writes his or her password on the sample bag (28) or some other container, and then mails it in the return envelope (30). A laboratory analyzes the sample patch or DNA sample (24), and determines a set of genetic attributes (G1) that are associated with the sample (S).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2006
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Inventors: Edward Tuck, Martie Haselton, Mark Sturza
  • Publication number: 20070206687
    Abstract: A frequency domain diversity DVB receiver device includes multiple antenna ports for receiving radio signals, and radio signal processing circuits connected to the antenna ports that convert the received radio signals into digital samples. The digital samples from the different antenna ports time-share a front-end processor which processes the digital samples to provide time-domain symbols. The time-domain symbols are stored in time-domain symbol buffers according to which of the antenna ports the time-domain symbols are received. A fast fourier transform circuit then retrieves the time-domain symbols and converts them frequency-domain symbols, which are then stored one or more frequency-domain symbol buffers according to the antenna ports the corresponding radio signals are received. A diversity processor which combines the frequency-domain symbols from the frequency-domain symbol buffers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Publication date: September 6, 2007
    Inventors: Sharath Ananth, Sanjai Kohli, Mark Sturza, Donald Leimer
  • Publication number: 20070156800
    Abstract: A method is provided for decimating a digital signal by a factor of M and matching it to a desired channel bandwidth. The method applies the digital signal input samples to a (M?1) stage tapped delay line, downsamples the input samples and the output samples of each tapped delay line stage by a factor of M, and applies each of the M downsampled sample value streams to M allpass IRR filters, respectively. The M allpass IRR filtered sample streams are then summed and scaled by a factor of 1/M. The result can then be filtered by a digital channel filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Inventors: Mark Sturza, Donald Leimer
  • Publication number: 20070153946
    Abstract: A method for designing a digital filter, includes: (a) selecting a predetermined number of current sets of coefficients for the digital filter; (b) selecting a metric for evaluating coefficients of the digital filter; (c) computing a metric for each current set of coefficients; (d) deriving a next set of coefficients based on a subset of the current set of coefficients; (e) computing the metric for the next set of coefficients; (f) replacing a selected one of the current set of coefficients based on comparing the metric for the next set of coefficients with the metric for the selected current set of coefficients; and (g) iterating steps (a) to (e) until a termination criterion is met. In one embodiment, the selected metric represents a desired stop band response. The next set of coefficients may be derived by adjusting a first current set of coefficients by a weighted difference between a second current set of coefficients and a third current set of coefficients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Inventor: Mark Sturza
  • Publication number: 20070069901
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for finding a match between or among persons (17a, 17b), characteristics and/or objects are disclosed. In one embodiment of the invention, an electronic device (10a, 10b), such as a handheld radio, is used to find a person who meets criteria specified by a user. In another embodiment, this electronic device (10a, 10b) is programmed with information regarding the genetic attributes (33) of individuals. These individuals are matched by computing a correlation of the genetic attributes of two individuals (33a, 33b). The information regarding these genetic attributes are determined by testing a tissue or fluid sample. In yet another embodiment of the invention, once biological or genetic attributes (33) are determined, a perfume (544) may be manufactured which is based on a unique set of genetic attributes, and which may either fortify the sexual self-confidence and broadcast the attributes of the person who wears the perfume, or may be used to enhance the attractiveness of another person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Publication date: March 29, 2007
    Inventors: Edward Tuck, Martie Haselton, Mark Sturza, Rebecca Weeks, Robert Quinn
  • Publication number: 20070057858
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for a high speed wireless communication system are disclosed. The high speed wireless links are accomplished using relatively narrow beams (<1°). These beams are produced using rotational motion at a base station in the center of a cell. In one embodiment of the invention, a radio and an antenna are mounted on a rotating element attached to a vertical mast. In another embodiment, a rotating mirror is employed to produce reflected beams. The present invention may be implemented using the 71-76 GHz, 81-86 GHz, and/or 92-95 GHz frequency bands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Publication date: March 15, 2007
    Inventors: Douglas Lockie, Mark Sturza
  • Publication number: 20060141929
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for improving the performance of a conventional cellular telephone system. In a conventional system, a base station (12) located in a cell (10) both sends and receives signals to and from handheld phones (14). In one embodiment, the present invention employs a relay transceiver (18) located in the cell (10) to relay signals (20) from handheld phones (14) to the a base station (12). The handheld (14) still receives signals (16) directly from the base station (12), but the return signal (22) back to the base station (12) is accomplished through the relay transceiver (18).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2004
    Publication date: June 29, 2006
    Inventors: Douglas Lockie, Mark Sturza
  • Publication number: 20060125691
    Abstract: Small radio frequency tags for use in a motion capture system include a power source, circuitry for generating radio frequency identification signals, an antenna for transmitting the signals, and means for automatically activating the tags so that the tags begin transmitting the signals including a tag identification code when a cover is removed. The activation means may include a release strip that, when removed, opens or closes an electrical circuit that activates the tag and also exposes an adhesive covered surface of the tag so that the tag can then be adhered to a clothed or unclothed human body or other object to be tracked. The activation means can also include an optical sensor, an oxygen sensor, or other sensors. The battery and the antenna may be printed or constructed of film, thus allowing the tag to be small, thin, and flexible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Inventors: Alberto Menache, Mark Sturza