Patents by Inventor Robert S. Boiles

Robert S. Boiles 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: 5410276
    Abstract: Circuits for modulating an RF input signal applied to an RF high power amplifier to produce a modulated RF output signal. The present invention employs a VHF power supply or converter with a modulation control circuit that enables the power supply to be pulsed at frequencies commensurate with a radar in which it is employed, for example. Modulation of the high power amplifier is accomplished by applying a pulsed voltage output signal to a DC bias input of the high power amplifier. More particularly, the modulation control circuit receives a logic control signal, generates a pulse control signal in response thereto, and modulates a DC input signal processed by the converter. The VHF converter receives and modulates the DC input signal in response to the pulse control signal to cause the pulsed voltage output signal from the converter to pulse at a rate and duty cycle determined by the logic control signal. The output signal modulates the RF input signal amplified by the RF high power amplifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 25, 1995
    Assignee: Hughes Aircraft Company
    Inventors: William B. Hwang, Michael Brand, Ronnie B. Chan, Robert S. Boiles