Patents by Inventor Richard C. Sunlin

Richard C. Sunlin 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: 6178391
    Abstract: A method for designing an aircraft to ground communications system identifies a plurality of unique functions in the communications system. The components, hardware and software, necessary to implement each of the plurality of unique functions are isolated such that the components for implementing a specific function are partitioned to allow independent testing and certification of the hardware and software components for each unique function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2001
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: A. Jackson Anderson, Dennis L. Shaver, Lawrence J. Simon, Richard C. Sunlin
  • Patent number: 5949760
    Abstract: A method for establishing simultaneous communications between nodes having neighboring nodes in a multi-hop network of transceiver nodes arranged in neighborhoods includes determining the quality of communication links between the nodes of a neighborhood and adjacent neighborhoods. A table of quality data is stored representing the quality of communication links between nodes of the neighborhood for each node. A set of performance criterion of desired service in the neighborhood is stored. A set of possible link assignments between ones of the nodes in the neighborhood is generated from the table of quality data based upon a maximized performance criterion of desired service in the neighborhood. Link assignments are then allocated between nodes of the neighborhood based upon the desired performance criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventors: James A. Stevens, C. David Young, Richard C. Sunlin