Jed Margolin's Web Site




 My Neighborhood

 The Path to Enlightenment also goes to the Propane Tank


How NASA Treats Independent Inventors

NASA's Continuing Lack of Accounting Controls


 Patent Office Story 
 How the U.S. Patent Office Jumped the Shark 

The Story Continues at CAFC 

U.S. Patent Office
Still Jumping the Shark



Not-Prior Not-Art

 A Patent Reality Check



How the United States Air Force Plays the Shell Game with the Freedom of Information Act and How They Treat Independent Inventors



Synthetic Vision - The Real Story


Patent Applications

U.S. Patent Application 20080033604  System and Method For Safely

Flying Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Civilian Airspace

U.S. Provisional Application:  Sensing Aircraft and Other Objects

U.S. Provisional Application: Flame Sensing System

My Patents
(with some commentary)

U.S. Patent 8,838,289

System and method for safely flying unmanned aerial vehicles in civilian airspace

U.S. Patent 8,643,534

System For Sensing Aircraft and Other Objects

U.S. Patent 8,373,591

System For Sensing Aircraft and Other Objects

U.S. Patent 7,360,130  
Memory With Integrated Programmable Controller

U.S. Patent 6,377,436
Microwave Transmission Using A Laser-Generated Plasma Beam Waveguide

U. S. Patent 5,904,724 
 Method and Apparatus for Remotely Piloting an Aircraft

Data Compression for Digital Elevation Databases (3 patents)

 U. S. Patent 5,566,073
Pilot Aid Using a Synthetic Environment

Video Memory Patents (3 patents)

U. S. Patent 5,978,488
Simulated AM Radio

Video Game Patents (5 patents)


My Patents (list)

Patent List with Abstracts


Other Patents

Atari's Patents

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

USPTO Patent Database




Unit Vector Math for 3D Graphics 

The Relationship Between Unit Vector Math and Euler Angle Functions 

The Road to the Transistor 

Pay No Attention to those Folks Behind the Curtain
(Atari/Atari Games Vax Mail and Memos 1982-1992)

Lissajous Figures 

The Secret Life of Vector Generators

The Secret Life of XY Monitors 

TomCat - Atari's Last XY Game 

Gas Music From Jupiter

Miscellaneous Schematics for Hard Drivin'/Race Drivin': Motor Amp, ADSP Board, and DSK Board

Fixing the Race Drivin' Y2K Bug

Proposal to Reduce Spam

Atari Telephone Directory 1983

Atari Approved Vendor List (AVL)

Marantz 2230 Schematics and Pictures

Computer Security Rant

WUOM - Updated (Program Guide for December 1974)

The True Story of the Wildblue Satellite Speed Network

AT&T is Doing It Again

AT&T is Doing It Again, Again

Nissan of Reno

Bad Satellite Equipment Companies

Betrayal of Trust

How Costco Almost Lost Me as a Member


Bad Company - Luce Research

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Audio Archive of Storey County Board of Commissioners Meetings

(starting January 2013)

Cordevista – Forgotten But Not Gone

BLM/Great Basin Winds – Forgotten and Gone

Margolin Talks to the Census Bureau About His Zip Code

Tom Taormina versus Storey County, Nevada

Sunny Hills Ranchos – Not Just for Breakfast Anymore




Standalone Controller for
an IDE CD-ROM Drive

NTSC Video using the 68HC908QY4

Satellite Receiver Info

Uniden Supra Mods, Parts, and Schematics

Satellite Links


Things To Do 

 Flying UAVs in Civil Airspace By Using Synthetic Vision

 Memory With Integrated Programmable Controller

Non-Invasive Blood Glucose Monitor using Analysis of Exhaled Breath

Distributing Computing System (Trade CPU Cycles for Web Access)

Web Death Insurance

Digital Consumer Audio System (DCAS)


Health Insurance Issues      

Hospital Charges at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

 Hospital Charges in San Jose

 Hospital Charges in San Jose - Updates (June 2005)

 Proposal for Fair Treatment for People without Health Insurance



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