Patents by Inventor Michael J. Godfrey

Michael J. Godfrey 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: 20210061270
    Abstract: The present application relates to a method and apparatus for real time lateral control and steering actuation assessment for a motor vehicle by determining a desired host vehicle path, establishing a control point along the host vehicle path, generating a motion path between a host vehicle location and the control point, estimating a theoretical acceleration of the host vehicle along the motion path, controlling the host vehicle along the motion path, receiving a measured acceleration from an inertial measurement unit within the host vehicle, generating an error term in response to a comparison of the motion path and the measured lateral travel, and adjusting the performance limits of the sub-features in response to the error term.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Parks, Paul A. Adam, Gabriel T. Choi, Braden J. Swantick, Michael J. Godfrey
  • Patent number: 8527741
    Abstract: A task matching circuit for synchronizing software on a plurality of processors is disclosed. The task matching circuit includes first and second inputs, an analysis sub-circuit, and an output. The first input is from a first processor configured to receive a first software routine identifier. The second input is from a second processor configured to receive a second software routine identifier. The analysis sub-circuit determines if the first software routine identifier corresponds with the second software routine identifier. The output is coupled to at least one of the first or second processors and indicates when the first and second software routine identifiers do not correspond. One of the first and second processors is delayed until the first and second software routine identifiers correspond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: ViaSat, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert J. Bourdon, Gary G. Christensen, Michael J. Godfrey