Patents by Inventor by William Muir

by William Muir 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: 10971392
    Abstract: Amorphous multi-component metallic films can be used to improve the performance of electronic components such as resistors, diodes, and thin film transistors. Interfacial properties of AMMFs are superior to those of crystalline metal films, and therefore electric fields at the interface of an AMMF and an oxide film are more uniform. An AMMF resistor (AMNR) can be constructed as a three-layer structure including an amorphous metal, a tunneling insulator, and a crystalline metal layer. By modifying the order of the materials, the patterns of the electrodes, and the size and number of overlap areas, the I-V performance characteristics of the AMNR are adjusted. A non-coplanar AMNR has a five-layer structure that includes three metal layers separated by metal oxide tunneling insulator layers, wherein an amorphous metal thin film material is used to fabricate the middle electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Amorphyx, Inc.
    Inventor: Sean William Muir
  • Patent number: 10937687
    Abstract: Amorphous multi-component metallic films can be used to improve the performance of electronic components such as resistors, diodes, and thin film transistors. Interfacial properties of AMMFs are superior to those of crystalline metal films, and therefore electric fields at the interface of an AMMF and an oxide film are more uniform. An AMMF resistor (AMNR) can be constructed as a three-layer structure including an amorphous metal, a tunneling insulator, and a crystalline metal layer. By modifying the order of the materials, the patterns of the electrodes, and the size and number of overlap areas, the I-V performance characteristics of the AMNR are adjusted. A non-coplanar AMNR has a five-layer structure that includes three metal layers separated by metal oxide tunneling insulator layers, wherein an amorphous metal thin film material is used to fabricate the middle electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Amorphyx, Inc.
    Inventor: Sean William Muir
  • Patent number: 10925317
    Abstract: An electronic smoking device (210, 310, 410) has two portions (12, 13) wherein one of the portions (12, 13) comprises a cavity (240, 340, 440) for a liquid reservoir (234, 334, 434). The portions (12, 13) can be moved with respect to each other, by a movement and a respective counter movement, at least between an insertion configuration and a closed cavity configuration. In the insertion configuration a liquid reservoir (234, 334, 434) can be inserted into the cavity (340, 440). In a closed cavity configuration, the cavity (240, 340, 440) is closed by the other portion and a liquid reservoir opening element (70) of said one or the other portion opens the housed liquid reservoir (234, 334, 434).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Fontem Holdings 1 B.V.
    Inventors: Simon James Smith, David William Drury Harrison, Alexander Edward Muir, Hitesh Bagai
  • Patent number: 10844558
    Abstract: A method for operating a milling machine is disclosed. The method includes receiving an input identifying a leg of a plurality of legs of the milling machine. Further, the method includes determining a height of the leg based on the receiving of the input identifying the leg. The height of the leg being determined based on position data of the leg. The position data being obtained by a first sensor. Further, the method includes determining, by the controller and based on the determining the height of the leg, that a height of other legs of the plurality of legs is to be adjusted. Thereafter, the method includes adjusting the height of the other legs of the plurality of legs to the height of the leg. The height of the other legs being adjusted based on the determined height of the leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Caterpillar Paving Products Inc.
    Inventors: Lee M. Hogan, Matthew-David S. Frantz, Jason William Muir, Kristen Ann Gerstner, Timothy Michael O'Donnell, Hyppolite Kuissi
  • Patent number: 10840100
    Abstract: The present invention generally describes one ore more methods that are used to perform an annealing process on desired regions of a substrate. In one embodiment, an amount of energy is delivered to the surface of the substrate to preferentially melt certain desired regions of the substrate to remove unwanted damage created from prior processing steps (e.g., crystal damage from implant processes), more evenly distribute dopants in various regions of the substrate, and/or activate various regions of the substrate. The preferential melting processes will allow more uniform distribution of the dopants in the melted region, due to the increased diffusion rate and solubility of the dopant atoms in the molten region of the substrate. The creation of a melted region thus allows: 1) the dopant atoms to redistribute more uniformly, 2) defects created in prior processing steps to be removed, and 3) regions that have hyper-abrupt dopant concentrations to be formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Carey, Aaron Muir Hunter, Dean Jennings, Abhilash J. Mayur, Stephen Moffatt, William Schaffer, Timothy N. Thomas, Mark Yam
  • Patent number: 10777448
    Abstract: Amorphous multi-component metallic films can be used to improve the performance of electronic components such as resistors, diodes, and thin film transistors. Interfacial properties of AMMFs are superior to those of crystalline metal films, and therefore electric fields at the interface of an AMMF and an oxide film are more uniform. An AMMF resistor (AMNR) can be constructed as a three-layer structure including an amorphous metal, a tunneling insulator, and a crystalline metal layer. By modifying the order of the materials, the patterns of the electrodes, and the size and number of overlap areas, the I-V performance characteristics of the AMNR are adjusted. A non-coplanar AMNR has a five-layer structure that includes three metal layers separated by metal oxide tunneling insulator layers, wherein an amorphous metal thin film material is used to fabricate the middle electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: AMORPHYX, INC.
    Inventor: Sean William Muir
  • Publication number: 20200259008
    Abstract: Amorphous multi-component metallic films can be used to improve the performance of electronic devices such as resistors, diodes, and thin film transistors. An amorphous hot electron transistor (HET) having co-planar emitter and base electrodes provides electrical properties and performance advantages over existing vertical HET structures. Emitter and the base terminals of the transistor are both formed in an upper crystalline metal layer of an amorphous nonlinear resistor. The emitter and the base are adjacent to one another and spaced apart by a gap. The presence of the gap results in two-way Fowler-Nordheim tunneling between the crystalline metal layer and the amorphous metal layer, and symmetric I-V performance. Meanwhile, forming the emitter and base terminals in the same layer simplifies the HET fabrication process by reducing the number of patterning steps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventor: Sean William MUIR
  • Publication number: 20200172527
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds which are of use in the field of agriculture R3 as herbicides. The compounds in question are of formula II and comprise a spirofused tricycle core: wherein R4 and R5 together with the carbon atom to which they are attached form a cyclic group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher John URCH, Victoria Elizabeth JACKSON, Calum William MUIR
  • Patent number: 10672898
    Abstract: Amorphous multi-component metallic films can be used to improve the performance of electronic devices such as resistors, diodes, and thin film transistors. An amorphous hot electron transistor (HET) having co-planar emitter and base electrodes provides electrical properties and performance advantages over existing vertical HET structures. Emitter and the base terminals of the transistor are both formed in an upper crystalline metal layer of an amorphous nonlinear resistor. The emitter and the base are adjacent to one another and spaced apart by a gap. The presence of the gap results in two-way Fowler-Nordheim tunneling between the crystalline metal layer and the amorphous metal layer, and symmetric I-V performance. Meanwhile, forming the emitter and base terminals in the same layer simplifies the HET fabrication process by reducing the number of patterning steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Amorphyx, Incorporated
    Inventor: Sean William Muir
  • Publication number: 20190385894
    Abstract: Amorphous multi-component metallic films can be used to improve the performance of electronic components such as resistors, diodes, and thin film transistors. Interfacial properties of AMMFs are superior to those of crystalline metal films, and therefore electric fields at the interface of an AMMF and an oxide film are more uniform. An AMMF resistor (AMNR) can be constructed as a three-layer structure including an amorphous metal, a tunneling insulator, and a crystalline metal layer. By modifying the order of the materials, the patterns of the electrodes, and the size and number of overlap areas, the I-V performance characteristics of the AMNR are adjusted. A non-coplanar AMNR has a five-layer structure that includes three metal layers separated by metal oxide tunneling insulator layers, wherein an amorphous metal thin film material is used to fabricate the middle electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventor: Sean William Muir
  • Publication number: 20190385895
    Abstract: Amorphous multi-component metallic films can be used to improve the performance of electronic components such as resistors, diodes, and thin film transistors. Interfacial properties of AMMFs are superior to those of crystalline metal films, and therefore electric fields at the interface of an AMMF and an oxide film are more uniform. An AMMF resistor (AMNR) can be constructed as a three-layer structure including an amorphous metal, a tunneling insulator, and a crystalline metal layer. By modifying the order of the materials, the patterns of the electrodes, and the size and number of overlap areas, the I-V performance characteristics of the AMNR are adjusted. A non-coplanar AMNR has a five-layer structure that includes three metal layers separated by metal oxide tunneling insulator layers, wherein an amorphous metal thin film material is used to fabricate the middle electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventor: Sean William Muir
  • Publication number: 20190326422
    Abstract: Described herein are various amorphous metal thin film transistors. Embodiments of such transistors include an amorphous metal gate electrode and a channel conductor formed on a non-conducting substrate. Further embodiments of such transistors include an amorphous metal source electrode, an amorphous metal drain electrode, and a channel conductor formed on a non-conducting substrate. Methods of forming such transistors are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventor: Sean William MUIR
  • Publication number: 20190322627
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds which are of use in the field of agriculture as herbicides. The invention also relates to methods of using said compounds and compositions comprising said compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher John URCH, Victoria Elizabeth JACKSON, Calum William MUIR
  • Publication number: 20190318926
    Abstract: Amorphous multi-component metallic films can be used to improve the performance of electronic devices such as resistors, diodes, and thin film transistors. An amorphous hot electron transistor (HET) having co-planar emitter and base electrodes provides electrical properties and performance advantages over existing vertical HET structures. Emitter and the base terminals of the transistor are both formed in an upper crystalline metal layer of an amorphous nonlinear resistor. The emitter and the base are adjacent to one another and spaced apart by a gap. The presence of the gap results in two-way Fowler-Nordheim tunneling between the crystalline metal layer and the amorphous metal layer, and symmetric I-V performance. Meanwhile, forming the emitter and base terminals in the same layer simplifies the HET fabrication process by reducing the number of patterning steps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventor: Sean William MUIR
  • Patent number: 10438841
    Abstract: Amorphous multi-component metallic films can be used to improve the performance of electronic components such as resistors, diodes, and thin film transistors. Interfacial properties of AMMFs are superior to those of crystalline metal films, and therefore electric fields at the interface of an AMMF and an oxide film are more uniform. An AMMF resistor (AMNR) can be constructed as a three-layer structure including an amorphous metal, a tunneling insulator, and a crystalline metal layer. By modifying the order of the materials, the patterns of the electrodes, and the size and number of overlap areas, the I-V performance characteristics of the AMNR are adjusted. A non-coplanar AMNR has a five-layer structure that includes three metal layers separated by metal oxide tunneling insulator layers, wherein an amorphous metal thin film material is used to fabricate the middle electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: AMORPHYX, INC.
    Inventor: Sean William Muir
  • Patent number: 10407841
    Abstract: A rotary mixing system for a construction machine includes a frame, and a power source mounted on the frame. The machine also includes a milling tool rotatably mounted on the frame and configured to be selectively coupled to the power source. The machine further includes a foaming bar mounted on the frame in association with the milling tool. The system also includes an auxiliary vehicle configured to be coupled to the machine. The auxiliary vehicle includes a chassis and a plurality of wheels movably mounted to the chassis. The auxiliary vehicle includes a bitumen tank mounted on the chassis. The auxiliary vehicle also includes a heating element and a bitumen pump coupled to the bitumen tank. The auxiliary vehicle further includes a bitumen hose fluidly coupled to the bitumen pump and the foaming bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Caterpillar Paving Products Inc.
    Inventors: Jason William Muir, Valerio E. D'Ascanio, Dario Sansone, Brian Joe Schlenker, Mark Leslie Eiden
  • Publication number: 20190233007
    Abstract: A method for operating a machine's steering system having an input device, and components to manipulate the machine's traction devices based on the input device's actuation, includes detecting a condition of at least one component of the components in response to an actuation of the input device; determining a steering angle of the traction devices corresponding to the condition of the component according to a map table; receiving an input to set the steering angle to an actual steering angle; estimating a difference between the actual steering angle and the steering angle determined according to the map table; modifying the map table by shifting each steering angle of the plurality of steering angles with respect to each condition of the plurality of conditions based on the difference to generate an adjusted map table; and outputting the actual steering angle based on the adjusted map table to correspond to the condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Caterpillar Paving Products Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Michael Hogan, Jason William Muir, Timothy Michael O'Donnell, Hyppolite Kuissi
  • Publication number: 20190203431
    Abstract: A method for operating a milling machine is disclosed. The method includes receiving an input identifying a leg of a plurality of legs of the milling machine. Further, the method includes determining a height of the leg based on the receiving of the input identifying the leg. The height of the leg being determined based on position data of the leg. The position data being obtained by a first sensor. Further, the method includes determining, by the controller and based on the determining the height of the leg, that a height of other legs of the plurality of legs is to be adjusted. Thereafter, the method includes adjusting the height of the other legs of the plurality of legs to the height of the leg. The height of the other legs being adjusted based on the determined height of the leg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Caterpillar Paving Products Inc.
    Inventors: Lee M. Hogan, Matthew-David S. Frantz, Jason William Muir, Kristen Ann Gerstner, Timothy Michael O'Donnell, Hyppolite Kuissi
  • Publication number: 20190139773
    Abstract: The present invention generally describes one ore more methods that are used to perform an annealing process on desired regions of a substrate. In one embodiment, an amount of energy is delivered to the surface of the substrate to preferentially melt certain desired regions of the substrate to remove unwanted damage created from prior processing steps (e.g., crystal damage from implant processes), more evenly distribute dopants in various regions of the substrate, and/or activate various regions of the substrate. The preferential melting processes will allow more uniform distribution of the dopants in the melted region, due to the increased diffusion rate and solubility of the dopant atoms in the molten region of the substrate. The creation of a melted region thus allows: 1) the dopant atoms to redistribute more uniformly, 2) defects created in prior processing steps to be removed, and 3) regions that have hyper-abrupt dopant concentrations to be formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Paul CAREY, Aaron Muir HUNTER, Dean JENNINGS, Abhilash J. MAYUR, Stephen MOFFATT, William SCHAFFER, Timothy N. THOMAS, Mark YAM
  • Publication number: 20190119867
    Abstract: A rotary mixing system is provided. The system includes a construction machine. The machine includes a frame and a power source mounted on the frame. The machine also includes a milling tool rotatably mounted on the frame and configured to be selectively coupled to the power source. The machine further includes a foaming bar mounted on the frame in association with the milling tool. The system also includes an auxiliary vehicle configured to be coupled to the machine. The auxiliary vehicle includes a chassis and a plurality of wheels movably mounted to the chassis. The auxiliary vehicle includes a bitumen tank mounted on the chassis. The auxiliary vehicle also includes a heating element and a bitumen rump coupled to the bitumen tank. The auxiliary vehicle further includes a bitumen hose fluidly coupled to the bitumen pump and the foaming bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: Caterpillar Paving Products Inc.
    Inventors: Jason William Muir, Valerio E. D'Ascanio, Dario Sansone, Brian Joe Schlenker, Mark Leslie Eiden