U.S. patent pending #62/334,435 "Compact Hinge Motor" filed 5/10/2016
This patent relates to a system of gears that produces high torque output with high ratio speed reduction in a small space. It will enable applications such as improved finger motion in prothesis hands and robotics. More information is available at my website Compact Hinge Motor.
Mac desktop application "DriverLog" accepted to iTunes store 2/13/2014
This is Over-The-Road (OTR) driver assistance software including logging and reporting of Hours-Of_Service (HOS) for Macintosh computers. I began development of this application while driving for Swift Transportation and continued development while driving for J.B. Hunt Transportation. I abandoned support in favor of the CNC application, however, given the success of Apple mobile devices and recent mandated use of this type of software by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), this software could be much more valuable if ported to IOS. More information is available on my website DriverLog.
Mac desktop application "RiceCNC" accepted to iTunes store 10/7/2012
This is a Computer Numeric Control (CNC) machine control application for Macintosh computers. The application includes embedded firmware for a couple low cost high performance 32 bit micro-controller boards. More information is available on my website RiceCNC.
U.S. provisional patent #61/209,633 "Motor Stepped By Reciprocating Annular Cams" filed 3/9/2009
This patent relates to a continuously variable hydrostatic cam follower motor or pump. This novel motor design could have an advantage in cost and maintenance due to the accessibility of moving parts. I abandoned this patent as continuously variable transmission systems became available for passenger cars and trucks. Although text is not up-to-date, some might find the concept interesting. More information is available at my website Cam Follower Motor.
ANSI X3-T2 OSI "Specification of the Minimum Bit Encoding Rules (MBER) for Abstract Syntax Notation One (ASN.1) as extended by Addendum 1 to ISO 8824" 1992
I authored this telecommunication standard for use in the Aeronautical Telecommunications Network (ATN) with the support of Aeronautical Radio, Inc. and promoted it to international status through various standards organizations, i.e., ARINC, ICAO, ANSI and ISO. Although the ATN project was cancelled, the specification was renamed to the "Distinguished Encoding Rules" (DER) currently used in digital certificates for encryption service.
U.S. patent #5,347,387 "Self Aligning Optical Transceiver" issued 9/13/1994
The concept is small pedistal mounted transceivers within plastic balls with motors to scan for and track a cooperative device to establish a dynamic ultra-high bandwidth general mesh network service. This was before the development of more practical microwave, e.g., WiFi networks, however, there is now a renewed interest in faster networks using higher electromagnetic frequencies and directional antennas.