Patents by Inventor Arthur S. Morris, III

Arthur S. Morris, III 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: 20190363691
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for tunable filters that are configured to support multiple frequency bands, such as within the field of cellular radio communication, can include a first resonator and a second resonator configured to block signals within one or more frequency ranges, and one or more coupling element connected to both the first resonator and the second resonator. The one or more coupling element can be configured to provide low insertion loss within a pass band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Jørgen Bøjer, Peter Dam Madsen, Arthur S. Morris, III
  • Publication number: 20190362899
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) tunable capacitors can include a fixed actuation electrode attached to a substrate, a fixed capacitive electrode attached to the substrate, and a movable component positioned above the substrate and movable with respect to the fixed actuation electrode and the fixed capacitive electrode. The movable component can include a movable actuation electrode positioned above the fixed actuation electrode and a movable capacitive electrode positioned above the fixed capacitive electrode. At least a portion of the movable capacitive electrode can be spaced apart from the fixed capacitive electrode by a first gap, and the movable actuation electrode can be spaced apart from the fixed actuation electrode by a second gap that is larger than the first gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Arthur S. Morris, III, Dana DeReus, Norlito Baytan
  • Publication number: 20190267894
    Abstract: The present subject matter relates to charge pump devices, systems, and methods in which a plurality of series-connected charge-pump stages are connected between a supply voltage node and a primary circuit node, and a discharge circuit is connected to the plurality of charge-pump stages, wherein the discharge circuit is configured to selectively remove charge from the primary circuit node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Dana DeReus, Arthur S. Morris, III, David Zimlich, Vincent Cheung
  • Patent number: 10374784
    Abstract: The present subject matter relates to devices, systems, and methods that provide a programmable filter response in a wireless frequency division duplex system. In particular, in some embodiments, a tunable diplex filter for such a system includes a first tunable filter in communication between an input node and a first output node, the first tunable filter being tunable to define a first tunable pass band configured to have a minimum pass band insertion loss at frequencies that are higher than a first reject band, and a second tunable filter in communication between the input node and a second output node, the second tunable filter being tunable to define a second tunable pass band configured to have a minimum pass band insertion loss at frequencies that are lower than the first reject band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: WISPRY, INC.
    Inventors: Jorgen Bojer, Arthur S. Morris, III, Peter Dam Madsen
  • Patent number: 10354804
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) tunable capacitors can include a fixed actuation electrode attached to a substrate, a fixed capacitive electrode attached to the substrate, and a movable component positioned above the substrate and movable with respect to the fixed actuation electrode and the fixed capacitive electrode. The movable component can include a movable actuation electrode positioned above the fixed actuation electrode and a movable capacitive electrode positioned above the fixed capacitive electrode. At least a portion of the movable capacitive electrode can be spaced apart from the fixed capacitive electrode by a first gap, and the movable actuation electrode can be spaced apart from the fixed actuation electrode by a second gap that is larger than the first gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: WISPRY, INC.
    Inventors: Arthur S. Morris, III, Dana DeReus, Norito Baytan
  • Publication number: 20190190155
    Abstract: The present subject matter relates to antenna systems, devices, and methods that provide efficient coverage of low frequency bands (e.g., 700 MHz-bands and 600 MHz-bands) for the new generations of mobile communication. For example, a dual-resonant radiating system can include a ground plane, a radiating coupler spaced apart from but in communication with the ground plane, and a ground plane extension in communication with the ground plane. In this arrangement, one or both of the radiating coupler and the ground plane extension are tunable to tune a dual-resonance frequency response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Samantha Caporal Del Barrio, Gert Frølund Pedersen, Arthur S. Morris, III
  • Patent number: 10325727
    Abstract: The present subject matter relates to devices, systems, and methods for controlling an array of two-state elements that can be independently positioned in either first state or a second state. A non-volatile memory in communication with the plurality of two-state elements is configured to receive an input digital control word that addresses a location within the non-volatile memory and to output one of a plurality of array control words stored at the location addressed within the memory to the plurality of two-state elements, wherein the array control word sets a predetermined combination of the plurality of two-state elements to be in the first state and in the second state, and wherein the predetermined combination of the plurality of two-state elements in the first state and in the second state optimally achieves a desired behavior of the array corresponding to the input digital control word.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: WISPRY, INC.
    Inventors: Arthur S. Morris, III, Christophe Masse, Peter Maimone, John Slaton McKillop
  • Publication number: 20190152768
    Abstract: Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) structures, methods of manufacture and design structures are disclosed. The method includes forming at least one Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) cavity. The method for forming the cavity further includes forming at least one first vent hole of a first dimension which is sized to avoid or minimize material deposition on a beam structure during sealing processes. The method for forming the cavity further includes forming at least one second vent hole of a second dimension, larger than the first dimension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: WiSpry, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Maling, Anthony K. Stamper, Dana R. DeReus, Arthur S. Morris, III
  • Publication number: 20190144263
    Abstract: Devices and methods of operating partitioned actuator plates to obtain a desirable shape of a movable component of a micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) device. The subject matter described herein can in some embodiments include a micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) device including a plurality of actuation electrodes attached to a first surface, where each of the one or more actuation electrode being independently controllable, and a movable component spaced apart from the first surface and movable with respect to the first surface. Where the movable component further includes one or more movable actuation electrodes spaced apart from the plurality of fixed actuation electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Dana DeReus, Shawn J. Cunningham, Arthur S. Morris, III
  • Patent number: 10227230
    Abstract: Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) structures, methods of manufacture and design structures are disclosed. The method includes forming at least one Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) cavity. The method for forming the cavity further includes forming at least one first vent hole of a first dimension which is sized to avoid or minimize material deposition on a beam structure during sealing processes. The method for forming the cavity further includes forming at least one second vent hole of a second dimension, larger than the first dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignees: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION, WISPRY, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Maling, Anthony K. Stamper, Dana R. DeReus, Arthur S. Morris, III
  • Publication number: 20180337595
    Abstract: The present subject matter relates to charge pump devices, systems, and methods in which a first plurality of series-connected charge-pump stages is connected between a supply voltage node and a first circuit node, wherein the first plurality of charge-pump stages are operable to produce a first electrical charge at the first circuit node, the first electrical charge having a first polarity; and a second plurality of series-connected charge-pump stages is connected between the supply voltage node and a second circuit node, wherein the second plurality of charge-pump stages are operable to produce a second electrical charge at the second circuit node, the second electrical charge having a second polarity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Arthur S. Morris, III, David Zimlich, Vincent Cheung, Peter Good
  • Patent number: 10125008
    Abstract: Devices and methods of operating partitioned actuator plates to obtain a desirable shape of a movable component of a micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) device. The subject matter described herein can in some embodiments include a micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) device including a plurality of actuation electrodes attached to a first surface, where each of the one or more actuation electrode being independently controllable, and a movable component spaced apart from the first surface and movable with respect to the first surface. Where the movable component further includes one or more movable actuation electrodes spaced apart from the plurality of fixed actuation electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: WISPRY, INC.
    Inventors: Dana DeReus, Shawn J. Cunningham, Arthur S. Morris, III
  • Patent number: 10128573
    Abstract: The present subject matter relates to antenna systems, devices, and methods that provide efficient coverage of low frequency bands (e.g., 700 MHz-bands and 600 MHz-bands) for the new generations of mobile communication. For example, a dual-resonant radiating system can include a ground plane, a radiating coupler spaced apart from but in communication with the ground plane, and a ground plane extension in communication with the ground plane. In this arrangement, one or both of the radiating coupler and the ground plane extension are tunable to tune a dual-resonance frequency response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: WISPRY, INC.
    Inventors: Samantha Caporal Del Barrio, Gert Frølund Pedersen, Arthur S. Morris, III
  • Publication number: 20180319653
    Abstract: Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) structures, methods of manufacture and design structures are disclosed. The method includes forming at least one Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) cavity. The method for forming the cavity further includes forming at least one first vent hole of a first dimension which is sized to avoid or minimize material deposition on a beam structure during sealing processes. The method for forming the cavity further includes forming at least one second vent hole of a second dimension, larger than the first dimension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: WiSpry, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Maling, Anthony K. Stamper, Dana R. DeReus, Arthur S. Morris, III
  • Publication number: 20180314284
    Abstract: The present subject matter relates to charge pump devices, systems, and methods in which a plurality of series-connected charge-pump stages are connected between a supply voltage node and a primary circuit node, and a discharge circuit is connected to the plurality of charge-pump stages, wherein the discharge circuit is configured to selectively remove charge from the primary circuit node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Arthur S. Morris, III, David Zimlich, Vincent Cheung, Peter Good
  • Publication number: 20180308640
    Abstract: The present subject matter relates to devices, systems, and methods for controlling an array of two-state elements that can be independently positioned in either first state or a second state. A non-volatile memory in communication with the plurality of two-state elements is configured to receive an input digital control word that addresses a location within the non-volatile memory and to output one of a plurality of array control words stored at the location addressed within the memory to the plurality of two-state elements, wherein the array control word sets a predetermined combination of the plurality of two-state elements to be in the first state and in the second state, and wherein the predetermined combination of the plurality of two-state elements in the first state and in the second state optimally achieves a desired behavior of the array corresponding to the input digital control word.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventor: Arthur S. Morris, III
  • Patent number: 10081534
    Abstract: Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) structures, methods of manufacture and design structures are disclosed. The method includes forming at least one Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) cavity. The method for forming the cavity further includes forming at least one first vent hole of a first dimension which is sized to avoid or minimize material deposition on a beam structure during sealing processes. The method for forming the cavity further includes forming at least one second vent hole of a second dimension, larger than the first dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Maling, Anthony K. Stamper, Dana R. DeReus, Arthur S. Morris, III
  • Patent number: 10062517
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) tunable capacitors can include a fixed actuation electrode attached to a substrate, a fixed capacitive electrode attached to the substrate, and a movable component positioned above the substrate and movable with respect to the fixed actuation electrode and the fixed capacitive electrode. The movable component can include a movable actuation electrode positioned above the fixed actuation electrode and a movable capacitive electrode positioned above the fixed capacitive electrode. At least a portion of the movable capacitive electrode can be spaced apart from the fixed capacitive electrode by a first gap, and the movable actuation electrode can be spaced apart from the fixed actuation electrode by a second gap that is larger than the first gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: WISPRY, INC.
    Inventors: Arthur S. Morris, III, Dana DeReus, Norito Baytan
  • Patent number: 9871502
    Abstract: The present subject matter relates to systems and methods for arranging and controlling programmable combinations of tuning elements in which more than one form of switching technology is combined in a single array. Specifically, such an array can include one or more first switchable elements including a first switching technology (e.g., one or more solid-state-controlled devices) and one or more second switchable elements including a second switching technology that is different than the first switching technology (e.g., one or more micro-electro-mechanical capacitors). The one or more first switchable elements and the one or more second switchable elements can be configured, however, to deliver a combined variable reactance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: WISPRY, INC.
    Inventor: Arthur S. Morris, III
  • Patent number: 9748916
    Abstract: The present subject matter relates to systems, devices, and methods for adaptively tuning antenna elements and/or associated filter elements to support multiple frequency bands. For example, a tunable filter having an input node and an output node can be selectively tunable to define one or more pass bands associated with one or more first signal bands and one or more reject bands associated with one or more second signal bands. The tunable filter can be configured to pass signals having frequencies within the first signal bands between the input node and the output node and to block signals having frequencies within the second signal bands. Furthermore, the tunable filter can be configured to selectively tune the pass bands to have a minimum pass band insertion loss at any of a variety of frequencies, including frequencies that are greater than and less than frequencies within the reject bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: WISPRY, INC.
    Inventors: Jorgen Bojer, Peter Dam Madsen, Arthur S. Morris, III