Patents by Inventor William S. JenningsCheck

William S. JenningsCheck 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: 5059924
    Abstract: A phase locked loop configured as a frequency multiplier capable of nonintegral feedback path division utilizes a multiphase voltage controlled oscillator (5) which generates a plurality of signals (10a-10f) having a substantially identical frequency but each offset equally from the other by a given phase angle. A commutator (3) selects signals of adjacent phases so as to give the time average output signal (9) a frequency higher or lower than the frequency 10a-10f. Frequency translation is accomplished by periodically selecting signals having a longer or shorter period as desired so that a commutator output signal (9) is delayed or advanced by an appropriate amount. In the preferred embodiment, the phase locked loop is capable of converting a 1.544 MHz signal to a 2.048 MHz signal or vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1991
    Assignee: Level One Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: William S. JenningsCheck