Patents by Inventor Michael Rodgers

Michael Rodgers 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: 20050272367
    Abstract: A modular wireless repeater typically deployed with a roof-mounted tower-signal antenna and a base unit with a base unit antenna located within the building, to which the tower-signal antenna and the base unit are connected by the user or a satellite TV installer using a 75 ? coaxial cable. The system allows a customer to purchase a unit for all wireless service providers in a given frequency band, such as Cellular, PCS, GSM900, or DCS, etc., and then add on modules for additional types of service that the customer may desire in the future. The system also detects and prevents low-level oscillations. The wireless repeater also performs intelligent power control allowing it to function properly with near and far base unit antennas as well as near and far mobile stations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2005
    Publication date: December 8, 2005
    Inventors: Michael Rodgers, Stephen Kim
  • Publication number: 20050000178
    Abstract: A lightweight poured-in-place concrete builiding component and method of construction in which a plurality of spaced apart structural members with outer regions and a retaining layer system create a segmented form into which a lightweight concrete slurry is poured. The retaining layer system includes a lath which extends across the structural members on at least one outer region of the structual members. The lath is configured to simultaneously support a significant amount of the lightweight concrete slurry within a segmented form and allow a small amount to exude through the lath, thereby reinforcing a concrete component once cured. Alternative embodiments include the introduction of a barrier between a significant portion of a lath and concrete slurry to, at least reduce the amount on concrete which exudes-through the lath. Other altnerative embodiments include the introduction of insulative materials to the concrete slurry to enhance the insulative qualitites of a concrete component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2003
    Publication date: January 6, 2005
    Inventors: Michael Rodgers, Jerry Hensen
  • Publication number: 20030074313
    Abstract: A gateway routes signals between a WAP mobile phone and an application on a Web server. The application generates a message for each of a number of events recognized according to the service being provided. These messages are transmitted to the gateway. A billing manager in the gateway directs the messages in real time to a real time mediation device if they relate to a pre-pay service, or alternatively to a billing log for off-line processing. The network operator operating the gateway can thus charge in a manner relating to services provided instead of simply call duration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2002
    Publication date: April 17, 2003
    Inventors: Richard McConnell, Peter F. King, James Clarke, Denis Murphy, Michael Rodgers
  • Patent number: 6230868
    Abstract: A parking meter system consisting of a cylindrical housing having an upper section for a driver assistance display, control buttons, payment means and a time display. The housing is located adjacent a plurality of parking spaces and a single parking meter mechanism is mounted within the housing for controlling parking for each of the plurality of spaces. A separate enforcement display is located on the street side of the housing so that an enforcement officer can observe the compliance status without leaving his vehicle. The housing also supports a coin collection canister in a lower section thereof and access doors are provided for both the upper and lower housing sections for ease of servicing. The contours of the doors preserves the cylindrical housing shape when the doors are closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Assignee: Duncan Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Gorm Tuxen, J. Michael Rodgers, Todd Magness, Paul Descombes, Ralph H. Carmen
  • Patent number: 6191909
    Abstract: A system for polling a preamplifier unit to remotely determine pre-established parametric values in a disk drive is disclosed. The disk drive comprises a controller, a preamplifier, and a plurality of transducers. The system for polling the preamplifier comprises means in the controller for generating a succession of serial bit characters each representative of a different pattern. A means is provided for successively transferring said serial bit characters from the controller to the preamplifier unit. A plurality of individual bit lines are provided in the preamplifier unit representative of at least one parametric value. A means is included in the preamplifier unit for comparing each serial bit pattern character received with said plurality of individual bit lines, and for generating a match signal when a serial bit pattern character received matches the plurality of individual bit lines. A means is provided for transferring the match signal from the preamplifier unit to the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignee: Western Digital Corporation
    Inventors: Robert L. Cloke, David Price Turner, Robert Ellis Caddy, Jr., Michael Rodger Spaur
  • Patent number: 6111717
    Abstract: A disk drive comprising a plurality of read/write transducers, a programmable preamplifier, and a controller for furnishing control and data signals to the programmable preamplifier and for receiving data signals therefrom, is disclosed. The programmable preamplifier comprising a write data input circuit for receiving data signals to be supplied to a transducer, a read data output circuit for manifesting data signals supplied to said preamplifier unit by a transducer, and a transducer interface circuit for providing write data signals to a transducer and receiving read data signals from a transducer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Assignee: Western Digital Corporation
    Inventors: Robert L. Cloke, David Price Turner, Robert Ellis Caddy, Jr., Michael Rodger Spaur
  • Patent number: 5999203
    Abstract: An electronic imaging camera includes a printer assembly for providing instant images. Selected special effects may be applied to the images prior to printing. The printer assembly includes a thermal print head and a paper advance roller. A replaceable preloaded paper cartridge is provided for easy replacement of the paper. The housing of the paper cartridge acts as a printing platen for the print head, and rollers in the cartridge maintain friction between the paper and the paper advance roller of the printer assembly. A pivoting print head cover prevents a user from inadvertently coming into contact with the print head when the paper cassette is removed. A rotary encoder gear includes a plurality of spaced lugs which block emissions from a light emitting diode from reaching a phototransistor. As the encoder gear rotates in synchronization with the print head, the phototransistor produces a series of electrical pulses indicative of the print head speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Assignees: TTP Group, PLC, Paul Priestman and Nigel Goode
    Inventors: Michael Rodger Cane, Michael Andrew Beadman
  • Patent number: 5805083
    Abstract: An electronic parking meter operating system comprising a microprocessor mounted within a meter housing, a semiconductor disc memory having at least 8K memory bytes, and a plurality of programs stored in the disc memory. A meter event such as the deposit of a coin will cause interrogation of an auxiliary program module map to determine if one of the plurality of programs should be used to substitute for or augment a program which is provided in the microprocessor to normally carry out meter functions. If substitution or augmentation is called for, an address table in the memory disc is used to locate the selected program, to load it into the microprocessor, and to execute the program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1998
    Assignee: Duncan Industries Parking Control Systems
    Inventors: Joseph H. Sutton, J. Michael Rodgers, Ralph H. Carmen
  • Patent number: 5726821
    Abstract: A disk drive preamplifier unit includes a serial interface circuit for receiving serially formatted control signals from an associated disk drive controller. The control signals contain several types of information, including head select, write current magnitude, bias for MR transducers, gain magnitude for a variable gain amplifier, and test and mode information. The preamplifier unit incorporates several test circuits in addition to the usual write unsafe detector circuit, and a multiplexer controlled by the mode control signals from the serial interface unit is used to select which test circuit or detector is coupled to a common test output terminal whose signals are coupled back to the controller for further processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1998
    Assignee: Western Digital Corporation
    Inventors: Robert L. Cloke, David Price Turner, Robert Ellis Caddy, Jr., Michael Rodger Spaur
  • Patent number: 5063586
    Abstract: Disclosed is apparatus, exemplarily semiconductor X-ray lithography apparatus, that comprises a novel projection system. In preferred embodiments the projection system is adapted for use with radiation of wavelength below about 30 nm. The system comprises four or more mirrors that form a finite conjugate "optical" system that is telecentric at the short conjugate. The mirrors can be selected such that an essentially flat, diffraction limited image is formed. The image field can be two-dimensional, exemplarily a 10.times.10 mm square, and the resolution over the image field can be higher than 0.25 .mu.m.Exemplarily, the "optical" system comprises, from long to short conjugate, a convex, a concave, a convex, and a concave mirror, with at least two of the mirrors being aspherics. The radius absolute values of the four mirrors are, in the above order and as a fraction of the system focal length, 2.20, 2.59, 2.51, and 2.13 all to within .+-.5%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1991
    Assignee: AT&T Bell Laboratories
    Inventors: Tanya E. Jewell, J. Michael Rodgers
  • Patent number: 4170667
    Abstract: A process for the production of high purity polycrystalline silicon from a mixture of silicon tetrachloride and trichlorosilane. Such a mixture can be used for the rapid deposition of polycrystalline silicon while, at the same time, producing an excess of trichlorosilane in exhaust gases from the reaction. The process permits the modification of the reactor design for the economical and energy conscious production of polycrystalline silicon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 9, 1979
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael A. Rodgers
  • Patent number: 3933985
    Abstract: There is disclosed a process for the hydrogen reduction of silicon tetrachloride to produce trichlorosilane. In accordance with the process, hydrogen and silicon tetrachloride vapors are passed through a reaction chamber at relatively high flow rates with approximately 50 mole percent silicon tetrachloride in the mixture. The reaction vessel is held at a temperature of between 900.degree. and 1200.degree. C. This process is a part of an overall system for the production of polycrystalline silicon for the semiconductor industry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1971
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1976
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael A. Rodgers
  • Patent number: D267969
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 15, 1983
    Assignee: Gordon Ellis and Company
    Inventor: Michael Rodger
  • Patent number: D268280
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1981
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1983
    Assignee: Gordon Ellis and Company
    Inventor: Michael Rodger
  • Patent number: D407942
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1999
    Inventor: Michael Rodgers
  • Patent number: D409872
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1999
    Assignee: Michael J. Rodgers
    Inventor: Michael Rodgers