Patents by Inventor James E. Kennedy

James E. Kennedy 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: 10387154
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for thread migration using a microcode engine of a multi-slice processor including issuing a thread migration instruction to the microcode engine of a decode unit, the thread migration instruction comprising an indication that the thread migration instruction is to be processed by the microcode engine; decoding, by the microcode engine, the thread migration instruction into a plurality of internal operations each targeting a different register entry; transmitting the plurality of internal operations to a dispatcher of the multi-slice processor; and manipulating, by the multi-slice processor, a plurality of register entries according to the plurality of internal operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James W. Bishop, Marcy E. Byers, Steven R. Carlough, Paul M. Kennedy, Albert J. Van Norstrand, Jr., Phillip G. Williams
  • Patent number: 8557066
    Abstract: A method for the preparation of neat energetic powders, having nanometer dimensions, is described herein. For these neat powder, a solution of a chosen energetic material is prepared in an aprotic solvent and later combined with liquid hexane that is miscible with such solvent. The energetic material chosen is less soluble in the liquid hexane than in the aprotic solvent and the liquid hexane is cooled to a temperature that is below that of the solvent solution. In order to form a precipitate of said neat powders, the solvent solution is rapidly combined with the liquid hexane. When the resulting precipitate is collected, it may be dried and filtered to yield an energetic nanopowder material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: U.S. Department of Energy
    Inventors: Kien-Yin Lee, Blaine W. Asay, James E. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 6547899
    Abstract: A method for producing fine-grained triamino-trinitrobenzene (TATB) powders having improved detonation-spreading performance and hence increased shock sensitivity when compared with that for ultrafine TATB is described. A single-step, sonochemical amination of trichloro-trinitrobenzene using ammonium hydroxide solution in a sealed vessel yields TATB having approximately 6 &mgr;m median particle diameter and increased shock sensitivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Kien-Yin Lee, James E. Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20020129880
    Abstract: A method for producing fine-grained triamino-trinitrobenzene (TATB) powders having improved detonation-spreading performance and hence increased shock sensitivity when compared with that for ultrafine TATB is described. A single-step, sonochemical amination of trichloro-trinitrobenzene using ammonium hydroxide solution in a sealed vessel yields TATB having approximately 6 &mgr;m median particle diameter and increased shock sensitivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2001
    Publication date: September 19, 2002
    Inventors: Kien-Yin Lee, James E. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 4105895
    Abstract: A heating device for applying heat to the interior of a closed container containing a liquid therein to be heated includes an elongate cartridge-type electric heating unit and at least one heat pipe having a heat absorbing end and a heat transmitting end. The electric heating unit is attached to the heat absorbing end of each heat pipes and the heating device is secured in an aperture in the wall of the container by means of a mounting flange. The electric heating unit is mounted in an aperture in the mounting flange and the heating unit and at least one heat pipe attached thereto extend into the interior of the chamber to apply heat to the liquid in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1978
    Assignee: Electro-Therm, Inc.
    Inventor: James E. Kennedy