Patents by Inventor Wilson A. Clayton

Wilson A. Clayton 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: 20070090143
    Abstract: A system for carrying articles at the front torso of a human being is disclosed. A substantially rigid article-carrying frame is connected to the front of a harness or backpack worn by the user. The frame transmits the weight of the front-carried articles to the front of the user's hips. The system accommodates bending movements of the user's torso by providing, for example, a variable-length mechanism, or a bending mechanism, or a folding mechanism, or a sliding connector mechanism, or any other equivalent accommodation mechanism that will allow the system to accommodate bending movements of the torso of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Inventors: Frank Clayton, Wilson Clayton, Karen Clayton
  • Patent number: 5805988
    Abstract: The system and method for switching a radio frequency (RF) signal between mixers can provide a large automatic gain control (AGC) range while maintaining low noise levels by using a switching circuit to select between at least two mixers that are switched between a common load using reverse biasing. To turn off a specific mixer, RF inputs to that mixer are reverse biased, which shuts off the current to the load. The full AGC of the switching circuit is approximately the sum of the AGC of each mixer. Each mixer has a limited AGC range, which limits the amount of current swing needed for the full AGC of the switching circuit. By dividing the switching circuit between two or more mixers, the transistor devices in each mixer may be sized appropriately with respect to the current levels being used in each mixer. For instance, in a mixer designed specifically for low noise applications, the transistor devices can be very large.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1998
    Assignee: Microtune, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Wilson Clayton, Robert Rudolf Rotzoll
  • Patent number: 4797774
    Abstract: A signal conditioning circuit including power terminals adapted to be connected to a direct current power source, sensor terminals adapted to receive a direct current signal from at least one electrical sensing device and output terminals adapted to be connected to an electrical resistance. The conditioning circuit includes an inverter connected to the power terminals for generating an output signal of opposite polarity to the signal received at the power terminals. An adjustment mechanism is connected to the output terminals for receiving the inverter output signal and adjusting the magnitude of the signal received at the sensor terminals to a desired level. In a second mode of operation, the circuit includes a second set of sensor terminals and the adjustment mechanism operates to deliver an output signal proportional to the difference between the signals received at both the first and second sensor terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1989
    Assignee: General Signal Corporation
    Inventors: Wilson A. Clayton, Algis P. J. Babilius
  • Patent number: 4492948
    Abstract: A high speed, high accuracy surface temperature measuring probe of the contact type including a thin-film platinum resistance thermometer mounted in a support assembly having a low specific heat and low conductivity with a thin pure copper end cap in thermal contact with the resistance thermometer and extending along the sidewalls of the probe for a short distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1985
    Assignee: Leeds & Northrup Company
    Inventors: Wilson A. Clayton, Alexander Galperin