Patents by Inventor Mary K. Leatherman

Mary K. Leatherman 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: 5323384
    Abstract: Communication between tasks within repeaters of a communication system can be improved in the following manner. Each repeater determines its repeater configuration which includes identifying any peripheral devices affiliated with the repeater. Next the repeaters establish which repeater will be the master repeater based on a predetermined protocol. A predetermined number of tasks is allocated among the repeaters based on which repeater is established as the master repeater and each repeater configuration. Finally, message routing tables are created based on the allocated trunking tasks, peripheral devices, and communication system configuration. The message routing tables are used in routing messages between tasks in the communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 21, 1994
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven E. Norwood, Mary K. Leatherman