Patents by Inventor Martin Morris

Martin Morris 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: 20170245518
    Abstract: The utility model relates to assembly of flora(s) replica(s) (FIG. 16) comprised of theobroma cacao chocolate either un-sweet or sweetened or seasoned and or any combination and variety of theobroma cacao chocolate. Along with combining edible materials of same or different textures and flavors conjoined and or coated in some way with theobroma cacao chocolate. Once constructed into the flora replica invention lends itself to a wider array of cultures, tastes, social applications and dietary un-segregation. Resulting in overcoming the lack of flavor, economic negativity, and dietary segregation of prior art.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventor: Scott Martin Morris
  • Patent number: 8520697
    Abstract: An interface which effects communication between first and second systems and includes a first arrangement for communicating with the first system using a first protocol and a second arrangement for communicating with the second system using a second protocol. At least one of the arrangements includes a mechanism for effecting wireless communication. In accordance with the invention, a third arrangement is included for translating data received from the first system in accordance with the first protocol into data adapted for the second system in accordance with the second protocol. In the illustrative embodiment, the inventive interface further includes an arrangement for translating data received from the second system in accordance with the second protocol into data adapted for the first system in accordance with the first protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: Martin Morris
  • Patent number: 8223879
    Abstract: A method and system for improving a level of service between wireless devices. Handheld devices implementing the Bluetooth specification typically have relatively limited transmission ranges. As a result, and since they are typically portable, such devices easily experience abrupt communication interruptions, either between themselves and other handheld devices, or between themselves and fixed devices. The effective range of the devices can be extended by providing additional error-correcting coding. Although this modification also results in an extended transmission time, users are provided with an increased transmission range, and are given warning that service may soon be interrupted. Users may then, if they wish, take such steps as finishing their communication or moving into their devices' normal transmission range. Additionally, the handheld devices may use the extra transmission time and range to search for a forwarding path to a recipient device, thus minimizing or preventing any service interruption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: Martin Morris
  • Publication number: 20110098000
    Abstract: An interface which effects communication between first and second systems and includes a first arrangement for communicating with the first system using a first protocol and a second arrangement for communicating with the second system using a second protocol. At least one of the arrangements includes a mechanism for effecting wireless communication. In accordance with the invention, a third arrangement is included for translating data received from the first system in accordance with the first protocol into data adapted for the second system in accordance with the second protocol. In the illustrative embodiment, the inventive interface further includes an arrangement for translating data received from the second system in accordance with the second protocol into data adapted for the first system in accordance with the first protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: BROADCOM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Martin Morris
  • Patent number: 7864797
    Abstract: An interface which effects communication between first and second systems and includes a first arrangement for communicating with the first system using a first protocol and a second arrangement for communicating with the second system using a second protocol. At least one of the arrangements includes a mechanism for effecting wireless communication. In accordance with the invention, a third arrangement is included for translating data received from the first system in accordance with the first protocol into data adapted for the second system in accordance with the second protocol. In the illustrative embodiment, the inventive interface further includes an arrangement for translating data received from the second system in accordance with the second protocol into data adapted for the first system in accordance with the first protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: Martin Morris
  • Publication number: 20100189041
    Abstract: A data communication system capable of forwarding IP-addressed data to devices as such devices move among networks having different IP addresses is dislcosed herein. The system includes first and second networks containing first and second pluralities of nodes. At least one of the first plurality of nodes is adapted to receive data transmissions from an external IP-based network. Upon joining the first network, this device is assigned an IP address which remains with it irrespective of whether it moves beyond the range of the first network. When this device roams into the vicinity of the second network, data addressed to the device which is received at the first network is forwarded via at least one node of the second network to the roaming device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Applicant: BROADCOM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Martin Morris, Rajiv Kumar, Lyn Nguyen, Hiep Pham
  • Patent number: 7697470
    Abstract: A data communication system capable of forwarding IP-addressed data to devices as such devices move among networks having different IP addresses is disclosed herein. The system includes first and second networks containing first and second pluralities of nodes. At least one of the first plurality of nodes is adapted to receive data transmissions from an external IP-based network. Upon joining the first network, this device is assigned an IP address which remains with it irrespective of whether it moves beyond the range of the first network. When this device roams into the vicinity of the second network, data addressed to the device which is received at the first network is forwarded via at least one node of the second network to the roaming device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Morris, Rajiv Kumar, Lyn Nguyen, Hiep Pham
  • Patent number: 7616621
    Abstract: A method for operating in a network that includes one or more of the following: assigning a respective active member address to each of a plurality of first slave nodes participating in a piconet; receiving a request to join the piconet; determining that no more different active member address are available in the piconet; determining that a second slave node supports extended addressing; and performing calculations as a function of the bandwidth requirements of the second slave node to determine whether to share an assigned active member address with the second slave node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: Martin Morris
  • Patent number: 7576693
    Abstract: Methods and systems to determine the position of objects indoors or in confined areas are disclosed. A multitude of broadcast stations are transmitting an omni-directional reference signal and directional signals having each a phase-shift depending upon their specific direction. The objects whose positions are to be identified have a transponder and a means to measure the phase-shift between the omni-directional reference signal and a directional signal received. The measured time-difference indicating the relative direction to the broadcast station, which has sent the directional signal, is sent back to the broadcast station. The absolute position of the object can be determined by the results of an angular measurement of a second broadcast station. The broadcast stations can communicate amongst each other. A post-processing unit can initiate actions according to the position of an object identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Free Alliance SDN BHD
    Inventor: Martin Morris
  • Patent number: 7505528
    Abstract: A method and system for improving a level of service between wireless devices. Handheld devices implementing the Bluetooth specification typically have relatively limited transmission ranges. As a result, and since they are typically portable, such devices easily experience abrupt communication interruptions, either between themselves and other handheld devices, or between themselves and fixed devices. The effective range of the devices can be extended by providing additional error-correcting coding. Although this modification also results in an extended transmission time, users are provided with an increased transmission range, and are given warning that service may soon be interrupted. Users may then, if they wish, take such steps as finishing their communication or moving into their devices' normal transmission range. Additionally, the handheld devices may use the extra transmission time and range to search for a forwarding path to a recipient device, thus minimizing or preventing any service interruption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: Martin Morris
  • Publication number: 20080039140
    Abstract: A system and method for secure biometric identification. The inventive system includes a mobile unit and a server. The mobile unit is adapted to receive biometric input and provide a first signal in response thereto. In the illustrative implementation, the mobile unit is a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) and the biometric input is provided by a fingerprint sensor mounted thereon. A first transceiver is mounted on the PDA for transmitting the first signal and receiving a second signal in response thereto. The PDA is adapted to encrypt the first signal and decrypt the second signal. A secure device is mounted at the PDA. The secure device has two modes of operation: a first locked mode by which access thereto is prohibited and a second unlocked mode by which access thereto is enabled on receipt of the second signal. In the illustrative implementation, the secure device is an encrypted database for which the second signal is a decryption key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2007
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Applicant: BROADCOM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Martin Morris, Andrew Senyei, Jeff Calcagno
  • Publication number: 20080003947
    Abstract: An interface which effects communication between first and second systems and includes a first arrangement for communicating with the first system using a first protocol and a second arrangement for communicating with the second system using a second protocol. At least one of the arrangements includes a mechanism for effecting wireless communication. In accordance with the invention, a third arrangement is included for translating data received from the first system in accordance with the first protocol into data adapted for the second system in accordance with the second protocol. In the illustrative embodiment, the inventive interface further includes an arrangement for translating data received from the second system in accordance with the second protocol into data adapted for the first system in accordance with the first protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Publication date: January 3, 2008
    Applicant: BROADCOM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Martin Morris
  • Publication number: 20070279228
    Abstract: An implementation of a signaling protocol for low power and large scale wireless networks provides a media access control (MAC) that produces a low rate two-way communication link between a commercial infrastructure and a very large number of small, low-cost devices known as electronic tags. The numerous tags attached to merchandise or shelves communicate with a number of access points (AP) distributed throughout a facility containing merchandise for sale or storage. A store controller maintains the pricing database for the point of sale (POS) registers of the facility. Price changes are transmitted in real time to the tag, thus updating the merchandise tags and the point of sales (POS) registers simultaneously. The tags contain a controller and a battery in which conservation of power is crucial to the life of the tags.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Inventors: Martin Morris, Anand Anandakumar, Aliazam Abbasfar
  • Patent number: 7284266
    Abstract: A system and method for secure biometric identification. The inventive system includes a mobile unit and a server. The mobile unit is adapted to receive biometric input and provide a first signal in response thereto. In the illustrative implementation, the mobile unit is a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) and the biometric input is provided by a fingerprint sensor mounted thereon. A first transceiver is mounted on the PDA for transmitting the first signal and receiving a second signal in response thereto. The PDA is adapted to encrypt the first signal and decrypt the second signal. A secure device is mounted at the PDA. The secure device has two modes of operation: a first locked mode by which access thereto is prohibited and a second unlocked mode by which access thereto is enabled on receipt of the second signal. In the illustrative implementation, the secure device is an encrypted database for which the second signal is a decryption key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Morris, Andrew Senyei, Jeff Calcagno
  • Publication number: 20070222679
    Abstract: Methods and systems to determine the position of objects indoors or in confined areas are disclosed. A multitude of broadcast stations are transmitting an omni-directional reference signal and directional signals having each a phase-shift depending upon their specific direction. The objects whose positions are to be identified have a transponder and a means to measure the phase-shift between the omni-directional reference signal and a directional signal received. The measured time-difference indicating the relative direction to the broadcast station, which has sent the directional signal, is sent back to the broadcast station. The absolute position of the object can be determined by the results of an angular measurement of a second broadcast station. The broadcast stations can communicate amongst each other. A post-processing unit can initiate actions according to the position of an object identified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Publication date: September 27, 2007
    Inventor: Martin Morris
  • Patent number: 7269183
    Abstract: An interface which effects communication between first and second systems and includes a first arrangement for communicating with the first system using a first protocol and a second arrangement for communicating with the second system using a second protocol. At least one of the arrangements includes a mechanism for effecting wireless communication. In accordance with the invention, a third arrangement is included for translating data received from the first system in accordance with the first protocol into data adapted for the second system in accordance with the second protocol. In the illustrative embodiment, the inventive interface further includes an arrangement for translating data received from the second system in accordance with the second protocol into data adapted for the first system in accordance with the first protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: Martin Morris
  • Publication number: 20060203796
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for communicating within a system including a master unit and one or more slave units is disclosed herein. A member address, corresponding to a selected time slot of a plurality of time slots defined by a system clock configured to repeat in cycles, is assigned to a first slave unit. The first slave unit is also assigned a first extended address associated with an occurrence of the designated time slot within at least a selected one of the cycles. After being polled by the master unit during an immediately preceding time slot, the first slave unit transmits information thereto during the designated selected time slot within the selected cycle. A second slave unit may also be assigned the member address and a second extended address associated with a different occurrence of the selected time slot within one or more of the cycles. The second slave unit is disposed to transmit information during such different occurrence of the selected time slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2006
    Publication date: September 14, 2006
    Inventor: Martin Morris
  • Patent number: 7106820
    Abstract: A phase synchronizer may operate, for example, to establish synchronization with a phase of a received codeword. The phase synchronizer may include, for example, an input shift register, a first syndrome computing module, a first error detection module, a second syndrome computing module, a second error detection module and a comparator arrangement. The first syndrome computing module may compute syndromes relating to a first potential phase of the codeword. The first error detection module may determine, based upon the first syndromes, a first number of errors associated with the first potential phase of the codeword. The second syndrome computing module may compute syndromes relating to a second potential phase of the codeword. The second error detection module may determine, based upon the second syndromes, a second number of errors associated with the second potential phase of the codeword.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: Martin Morris
  • Patent number: 7042863
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for communicating within a system including a master unit and one or more slave units is disclosed herein. A member address, corresponding to a selected time slot of a plurality of time slots defined by a system clock configured to repeat in cycles, is assigned to a first slave unit. The first slave unit is also assigned a first extended address associated with an occurrence of the designated time slot within at least a selected one of the cycles. After being polled by the master unit during an immediately preceding time slot, the first slave unit transmits information thereto during the designated selected time slot within the selected cycle. A second slave unit may also be assigned the member address and a second extended address associated with a different occurrence of the selected time slot within one or more of the cycles. The second slave unit is disposed to transmit information during such different occurrence of the selected time slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: Martin Morris
  • Publication number: 20060035590
    Abstract: A computing system wherein communication between a host computer and peripheral units, e.g. computer mouse and keyboard, is performed using RF signals. The host computer and the peripheral units each contain a transceiver for managing and transmitting the RF communication messages. An acknowledgement is sent by the receiving transceiver to the sending transceiver to signify that the message was successfully received. If no acknowledgement is received by the sending transceiver, a subsequent RF communication message is sent until an acknowledgement is received. A sleep mode is invoked between messages to conserve battery power in the peripheral units, and the peripheral units send a report message to the host when awaking periodically, or by a user demand, from the sleep mode signifying that the peripheral unit is active and ready to send or receive messages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2005
    Publication date: February 16, 2006
    Inventors: Martin Morris, Krishnasamy Anandakumar, Suresh Singamsetty, Dennis Chung Kwan, Hock Law