Patents by Inventor Robert T. Short

Robert T. Short 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: 20190188777
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for using location data to identify and provide services in association with items appearing in captured images. One of the methods includes receiving, from a device, an image and location data representing the device's physical location, determining, based on the location data, that a particular set of one or more locations are within a threshold distance of the device's physical location, accessing, for each of the one or more locations in the particular set, item information that indicates one or more items that are associated with the location, determining, based on the accessed item information, that the image likely shows a particular item that is associated with one or more locations in the particular set, and providing, to the device, instructions for presentation of information about (i) the particular item and (ii) one or more locations in the particular set that are associated with the particular item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Thomas Short, Mary Elizabeth Hamilton, Robert Dooley, David T. Nguyen, Leeann Chau Tuyet Dang
  • Patent number: 8920986
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention relates generally to a system for providing a flow through battery cell and uses thereof. In one embodiment, the flow through battery cell includes an inlet for receiving a flow of water, a solid oxidizer coupled to the inlet for reacting with the flow of water to generate a catholyte, wherein the solid oxidizer comprises at least one of: an organic halamine, a succinimide or a hypochlorite salt, a galvanic module coupled to the solid oxidizer for receiving the catholyte and generating one or more effluents and an outlet for releasing the one or more effluents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Andres M. Cardenas-Valencia, Lori Adornato, Robert T. Short, Larry C. Langebrake, Steven Crouch-Baker
  • Publication number: 20140308913
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for down-converting an electromagnetic (EM) signal by aliasing the EM signal, and applications thereof are described herein. Reducing or eliminating DC offset voltages and re-radiation generated when down-converting an electromagnetic (EM) signal is also described herein. Down-converting a signal and improving receiver dynamic range is also described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: PARKERVISION, INC.
    Inventors: David F. Sorrells, Michael J. Bultman, Robert W. Cook, Jonathan S. Jensen, Martin R. Johnson, Richard C. Looke, Charley D. Moses, Gregory S. Rawlins, Michael W. Rawlins, Robert T. Short, Jamison L. Young
  • Patent number: 8467284
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a scalable architecture for radio device and systems are disclosed. This architecture employs a scalable bandwidth to deliver higher data rates and transmission ranges to devices that need them, while still delivering lower power solutions for devices which utilize a smaller bandwidth. These systems and methods may divide the available frequency spectrum into a set of fundamental sub-bands. Different devices may use various multiples of these sub-bands depending on their needs. Devices employing this architecture are also capable of interoperation with one another regardless of the bandwidth they utilize. A device may scan through each sub-band within which the device intends to operate, searching for a common beacon transmitted by other devices utilizing the sub-band. If a beacon is found the device can choose to interoperate with the other device or, alternatively, continue scanning the sub-bands until an unused sub-band is found.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Alereon, Inc.
    Inventors: James L. Lansford, Robert T. Short
  • Publication number: 20130122846
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for down-converting an electromagnetic (EM) signal by aliasing the EM signal, and applications thereof are described herein. Reducing or eliminating DC offset voltages and re-radiation generated when down-converting an electromagnetic (EM) signal is also described herein. Down-converting a signal and improving receiver dynamic range is also described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: ParkerVision, Inc.
    Inventors: David F. Sorrells, Michael J. Bultman, Robert W. Cook, Jonathan S. Jensen, Martin R. Johnson, JR., Richard C. Looke, Charley D. Moses, JR., Gregory S. Rawlins, Michael W. Rawlins, Robert T. Short, Jamison L. Young
  • Patent number: 8224281
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for down-converting an electromagnetic (EM) signal by aliasing the EM signal, and applications thereof are described herein. Reducing or eliminating DC offset voltages and re-radiation generated when down-converting an electromagnetic (EM) signal is also described herein. Down-converting a signal and improving receiver dynamic range is also described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: ParkerVision, Inc.
    Inventors: David F. Sorrells, Michael J. Bultman, Robert W. Cook, Jonathan S. Jensen, Martin R. Johnson, Richard C. Looke, Charley D. Moses, Jr., Gregory S. Rawlins, Michael W. Rawlins, Robert T. Short, Jamison L. Young
  • Patent number: 8188422
    Abstract: A die assembly for creating a ring electrode including a cylindrically-shaped die base, two die walls and a die top sized to fit inside a cylindrical die housing. The die base and die top having a series of concentric elevations used as impressions to form on two ends of the ring electrode. A method of fabricating an LTCC ring electrode using the die assembly is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventors: Friso van Amerom, Ashish Chaudhary, Shekhar Bhansali, Robert T. Short, George Steimle
  • Publication number: 20110292970
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a scalable architecture for radio device and systems are disclosed. This architecture employs a scalable bandwidth to deliver higher data rates and transmission ranges to devices that need them, while still delivering lower power solutions for devices which utilize a smaller bandwidth. These systems and methods may divide the available frequency spectrum into a set of fundamental sub-bands. Different devices may use various multiples of these sub-bands depending on their needs. Devices employing this architecture are also capable of interoperation with one another regardless of the bandwidth they utilize. A device may scan through each sub-band within which the device intends to operate, searching for a common beacon transmitted by other devices utilizing the sub-band. If a beacon is found the device can choose to interoperate with the other device or, alternatively, continue scanning the sub-bands until an unused sub-band is found.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: James L. Lansford, Robert T. Short
  • Patent number: 8018831
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a scalable architecture for radio device and systems are disclosed. This architecture employs a scalable bandwidth to deliver higher data rates and transmission ranges to devices that need them, while still delivering lower power solutions for devices which utilize a smaller bandwidth. These systems and methods may divide the available frequency spectrum into a set of fundamental sub-bands. Different devices may use various multiples of these sub-bands depending on their needs. Devices employing this architecture are also capable of interoperation with one another regardless of the bandwidth they utilize. A device may scan through each sub-band within which the device intends to operate, searching for a common beacon transmitted by other devices utilizing the sub-band. If a beacon is found the device can choose to interoperate with the other device or, alternatively, continue scanning the sub-bands until an unused sub-band is found.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Alereon, Inc.
    Inventors: James L. Lansford, Robert T. Short
  • Publication number: 20110092177
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for down-converting an electromagnetic (EM) signal by aliasing the EM signal, and applications thereof are described herein. Reducing or eliminating DC offset voltages and re-radiation generated when down-converting an electromagnetic (EM) signal is also described herein. Down-converting a signal and improving receiver dynamic range is also described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: ParkerVision, Inc.
    Inventors: David F. SORRELLS, Michael J. Bultman, Robert W. Cook, Jonathan S. Jensen, Martin R. Johnson, Richard C. Looke, Charley D. Moses, JR., Gregory S. Rawlins, Michael W. Rawlins, Robert T. Short, Jamison L. Young
  • Patent number: 7894789
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for down-converting an electromagnetic (EM) signal by aliasing the EM signal, and applications thereof are described herein. Reducing or eliminating DC offset voltages and re-radiation generated when down-converting an electromagnetic (EM) signal is also described herein. Down-converting a signal and improving receiver dynamic range is also described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: ParkerVision, Inc.
    Inventors: David F. Sorrells, Michael J. Bultman, Robert W. Cook, Jonathan S. Jensen, Martin R. Johnson, Richard C. Looke, Charley D. Moses, Jr., Gregory S. Rawlins, Michael W. Rawlins, Robert T. Short, Jamison L. Young
  • Publication number: 20100216038
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention relates generally to a method and system for providing a flow through battery cell and uses thereof. In one embodiment, the flow through battery cell includes an inlet for receiving a flow of water, a solid oxidizer coupled to said inlet for reacting with said flow of water to generate a catholyte, wherein the solid oxidizer comprises at least one of: an organic halamine, a succinimide or a hypochlorite salt, a galvanic module coupled to the solid oxidizer for receiving the catholyte and generating one or more effluents and an outlet for releasing the one or more effluents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventors: Andres M. Cardenas-Valencia, Lori Adornato, Robert T. Short, Larry C. Langebrake, Steven Crouch-Baker
  • Patent number: 7700911
    Abstract: A cylindrical ion trap (CIT) mass spectrometer constructed using a non-conductive substrate (LTCC) as the basis for the ring electrode. Photolithography and electroless plating were used to create well-defined conductive areas on the LTCC ring electrode. The inventive method allows for the precise control of establishing conductive areas on a non-conductive substrate through the steps of punching, lamination, firing, metallization and photolithography on the metallized layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventors: Friso van Amerom, Ashish Chaudhary, Shekhar Bhansali, Robert T. Short, George Steimle
  • Publication number: 20090318107
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for down-converting an electromagnetic (EM) signal by aliasing the EM signal, and applications thereof are described herein. Reducing or eliminating DC offset voltages and re-radiation generated when down-converting an electromagnetic (EM) signal is also described herein. Down-converting a signal and improving receiver dynamic range is also described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: ParkerVision, Inc.
    Inventors: David F. SORRELLS, Michael J. Bultman, Robert W. Cook, Jonathan S. Jensen, Martin R. Johnson, Richard C. Looke, Charley D. Moses, JR., Gregory S. Rawlins, Michael W. Rawlins, Robert T. Short, Jamison L. Young
  • Patent number: 7554508
    Abstract: A universal frequency translation module (UFT) frequency translates an electromagnetic (EM) input signal by sampling the EM input signal according to a periodic control signal (also called an aliasing signal). By controlling the relative sampling time, the UFT module implements a relative phase shift during frequency translation. In other words, a relative phase shift can be introduced in the output signal by sampling the input signal at one point in time relative to another point in time. As such, the UFT module can be configured as an integrated frequency translator and phase-shifter. This includes the UFT module as an integrated down-converter and phase shifter, and the UFT module as an integrated up-converter and phase shifter. Applications of universal frequency translation and phase shifting include phased array antennas that utilize integrated frequency translation and phase shifting technology to steer the one or more main beams of the phased array antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Parker Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin R Johnson, Jonathan S Jensen, Robert T. Short, Jamison L. Young, David F Sorrells, Michael J. Bultman, Robert W Cook, Richard C. Looke, Charley D. Moses, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7539474
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for down-converting an electromagnetic (EM) signal by aliasing the EM signal, and applications thereof are described herein. Reducing or eliminating DC offset voltages and re-radiation generated when down-converting an electromagnetic (EM) signal is also described herein. Down-converting a signal and improving receiver dynamic range is also described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: ParkerVision, Inc.
    Inventors: David F. Sorrels, Michael J. Bultman, Robert W. Cook, Jonathan S. Jensen, Martin R. Johnson, Richard C. Looke, Charley D Moses, Jr., Gregory S. Rawlins, Michael W. Rawlins, Robert T. Short, Jamison L. Young
  • Publication number: 20080218429
    Abstract: A universal frequency translation module (UFT) frequency translates an electromagnetic (EM) input signal by sampling the EM input signal according to a periodic control signal (also called an aliasing signal). By controlling the relative sampling time, the UFT module implements a relative phase shift during frequency translation. In other words, a relative phase shift can be introduced in the output signal by sampling the input signal at one point in time relative to another point in time. As such, the UFT module can be configured as an integrated frequency translator and phase-shifter. This includes the UFT module as an integrated down-converter and phase shifter, and the UFT module as an integrated up-converter and phase shifter. Applications of universal frequency translation and phase shifting include phased array antennas that utilize integrated frequency translation and phase shifting technology to steer the one or more main beams of the phased array antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Applicant: Parker Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin R. Johnson, Jonathan S. Jensen, Robert T. Short, Jamison L. Young, David F. Sorrells, Michael J. Bultman, Robert W. Cook, Richard C. Looke, Charley D. Moses
  • Patent number: 7379515
    Abstract: A universal frequency translation module (UFT) frequency translates an electromagnetic (EM) input signal by sampling the EM input signal according to a periodic control signal (also called an aliasing signal). By controlling the relative sampling time, the UFT module implements a relative phase shift during frequency translation. In other words, a relative phase shift can be introduced in the output signal by sampling the input signal at one point in time relative to another point in time. As such, the UFT module can be configured as an integrated frequency translator and phase-shifter. This includes the UFT module as an integrated down-converter and phase shifter, and the UFT module as an integrated up-converter and phase shifter. Applications of universal frequency translation and phase shifting include phased array antennas that utilize integrated frequency translation and phase shifting technology to steer the one or more main beams of the phased array antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: ParkerVision, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin R Johnson, Jonathan S Jensen, Robert T Short, Jamison L Young, David F Sorrells, Michael J Bultman, Robert W Cook, Richard C Looke, Charley D Moses, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7321735
    Abstract: A method and system for converting an optical signal to electrical information signals, including demodulated baseband information signals and modulated baseband signals at multiple harmonics. In an embodiment, the optical information signal is amplitude modulated with information. The method converts an optical signal to electrical charge, accumulates the electrical charge, and periodically transfers the accumulated electrical charge to a storage device, whereby the periodically transferred electrical charge forms the electrical signals. An exemplary system includes an optical transducer and a universal frequency translator coupled to an output of the optical transducer. The optical transducer receives an optical signal and converts the optical signal to electrical charge. The universal frequency translator periodically transfers energy from the electrical charge and forms the electrical signals from the transferred energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: ParkerVision, Inc.
    Inventors: Francis J. Smith, Michael J. Bultman, Robert W. Cook, Richard C. Looke, Charley D. Moses, Jr., Gregory S. Rawlins, Michael W. Rawlins, Robert T. Short, David F. Sorrells, Danny E. Stoneking
  • Patent number: 7082171
    Abstract: A universal frequency translation module (UFT) frequency translates an electromagnetic (EM) input signal by sampling the EM input signal according to a periodic control signal (also called an aliasing signal). By controlling the relative sampling time, the UFT module implements a relative phase shift during frequency translation. In other words, a relative phase shift can be introduced in the output signal by sampling the input signal at one point in time relative to another point in time. As such, the UFT module can be configured as an integrated frequency translator and phase-shifter. This includes the UFT module as an integrated down-converter and phase shifter, and the UFT module as an integrated up-converter and phase shifter. Applications of universal frequency translation and phase shifting include phased array antennas that utilize integrated frequency translation and phase shifting technology to steer the one or more main beams of the phased array antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Assignee: ParkerVision, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin R. Johnson, Jonathan S. Jensen, Robert T. Short, Jamison L. Young, David F. Sorrells, Michael J. Bultman, Robert W. Cook, Richard C. Looke, Charley D. Moses, Jr.