Patents by Inventor John T. McKinley

John T. McKinley 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: 7952178
    Abstract: According to various illustrative embodiments of the present invention, a device for an integrated circuit includes a monolithic frame having a plurality of alignment features disposed thereon, the monolithic frame having a mounting surface disposed thereon for the integrated circuit, the monolithic frame also having a thermal interface area disposed thereon for the integrated circuit. The device also includes an electrical interface capable of providing an electrical connection for the integrated circuit, the plurality of alignment features being substantially independent of the electrical interface, and an adhesive layer disposed between the monolithic frame and the electrical interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul L. Rancuret, John T. McKinley
  • Publication number: 20110057303
    Abstract: According to various illustrative embodiments of the present invention, a device for an integrated circuit includes a monolithic frame having a plurality of alignment features disposed thereon, the monolithic frame having a mounting surface disposed thereon for the integrated circuit, the monolithic frame also having a thermal interface area disposed thereon for the integrated circuit. The device also includes an electrical interface capable of providing an electrical connection for the integrated circuit, the plurality of alignment features being substantially independent of the electrical interface, and an adhesive layer disposed between the monolithic frame and the electrical interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Applicant: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORTED
    Inventors: Paul L. Rancuret, John T. McKinley
  • Patent number: 7847381
    Abstract: According to various illustrative embodiments of the present invention, a device for an integrated circuit includes a monolithic frame having a plurality of alignment features disposed thereon, the monolithic frame having a mounting surface disposed thereon for the integrated circuit, the monolithic frame also having a thermal interface area disposed thereon for the integrated circuit. The device also includes an electrical interface capable of providing an electrical connection for the integrated circuit, the plurality of alignment features being substantially independent of the electrical interface, and an adhesive layer disposed between the monolithic frame and the electrical interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul L. Rancuret, John T. McKinley
  • Publication number: 20100019366
    Abstract: According to various illustrative embodiments of the present invention, a device for an integrated circuit includes a monolithic frame having a plurality of alignment features disposed thereon, the monolithic frame having a mounting surface disposed thereon for the integrated circuit, the monolithic frame also having a thermal interface area disposed thereon for the integrated circuit. The device also includes an electrical interface capable of providing an electrical connection for the integrated circuit, the plurality of alignment features being substantially independent of the electrical interface, and an adhesive layer disposed between the monolithic frame and the electrical interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Paul L. Rancuret, John T. McKinley
  • Patent number: 7612440
    Abstract: According to various illustrative embodiments of the present invention, a device for an integrated circuit includes a monolithic frame having a plurality of alignment features disposed thereon, the monolithic frame having a mounting surface disposed thereon for the integrated circuit, the monolithic frame also having a thermal interface area disposed thereon for the integrated circuit. The device also includes an electrical interface capable of providing an electrical connection for the integrated circuit, the plurality of alignment features being substantially independent of the electrical interface, and an adhesive layer disposed between the monolithic frame and the electrical interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul L. Rancuret, John T McKinley
  • Patent number: 7077526
    Abstract: A method and mechanism for cooling a display device, having an extremely bright light focused on its surface and is mounted inside a closed chassis, by conducting heat from the device directly to the chassis walls, where the heat is then transferred to the lower temperature air of the ambient surroundings. The mechanism uses an adjustable mechanical linkage to close the gap and make a good thermal contact between the projection device package or heat sink stud and the chassis wall. This approach reduces the requirements for large heat sinks and noisy cooling fans found in many conventional projection systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Scott P. Overmann, John T. McKinley, Clarence A. Martin, Jacky D. Grimmett, John P. O'Connor
  • Patent number: 7066608
    Abstract: A lamp assembly having a reflector (102) holding a lamp element, or burner (104). The reflector (102) typically is an ellipse, with the burner arc positioned at one foci of the ellipse. A reflector extension (108) is designed to mate to the reflector (102). The reflector extension (108) has a first open end toward the reflector (102). The first open end typically is in contact with the reflector (102) to form a seal around the perimeter preventing glass shards from escaping between the reflector (102) and reflector extension (108). Preferably, the reflector extension (108) contacts the reflector (102) around the perimeter of the reflector (102). The second end of the reflector extension (108) also is open to allow the light from the arc to exit the reflector extension (108). A transparent plate (110) placed across this second open end prevents glass from leaving the reflector extension (108).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael T. Davis, Chris A. Triska, John T. McKinley
  • Patent number: 6840633
    Abstract: A lamp assembly having a reflector holding a lamp element, or burner. A reflector extension is designed to mate to the reflector. The reflector extension has a first open end toward the reflector. The first open end typically is in contact with the reflector to form a seal around the perimeter preventing glass shards from escaping between the reflector and reflector extension. The second end of the reflector extension also is open to allow the light from the arc to exit the reflector extension. A transparent plate placed across this second open end prevents glass from leaving the reflector extension. The transparent plate typically is glass, and may have an antireflective coating applied to the plate to limit the light reflected by the plate. Ventilation ports in the reflector extension allow cooling airflow into the cavity around the burner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael T. Davis, Chris A. Triska, John T. McKinley
  • Patent number: 6712475
    Abstract: A display system based on a spatial light modulator (SLM). Various embodiments of the invention all involve some sort of articulating element, such that the display system has a stow position that is more compact and different from its operating position. In the operating position, the image formed by the SLM is re-oriented, if necessary, to a position suitable for viewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael T. Davis, John T. McKinley
  • Publication number: 20030085659
    Abstract: A method and mechanism for cooling a display device 200, having an extremely bright light focused on its surface and is mounted inside a closed chassis, by conducting heat 220 from the device directly to the chassis walls 212, where the heat is then transferred 222 to the lower temperature air of the ambient surroundings. The mechanism uses an adjustable mechanical linkage 208 to close the gap 214 and make a good thermal contact between the projection device package 200 or heat sink stud 206 and the chassis wall 212. This approach reduces the requirements for large heat sinks and noisy cooling fans found in many conventional projection systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2002
    Publication date: May 8, 2003
    Inventors: Scott P. Overmann, John T. McKinley, Clarence A. Martin, Jacky D. Grimmett, John P. O'Connor
  • Publication number: 20020064046
    Abstract: A lamp assembly having a reflector (102) holding a lamp element, or burner (104). The reflector (102) typically is an ellipse, with the burner arc positioned at one foci of the ellipse. A reflector extension (108) is designed to mate to the reflector (102). The reflector extension (108) has a first open end toward the reflector (102). The first open end typically is in contact with the reflector (102) to form a seal around the perimeter preventing glass shards from escaping between the reflector (102) and reflector extension (108). Preferably, the reflector extension (108) contacts the reflector (102) around the perimeter of the reflector (102). The second end of the reflector extension (108) also is open to allow the light from the arc to exit the reflector extension (108). A transparent plate (110) placed across this second open end prevents glass from leaving the reflector extension (108).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2001
    Publication date: May 30, 2002
    Inventors: Michael T. Davis, Chris A. Triska, John T. McKinley
  • Publication number: 20020024637
    Abstract: A display system based on a spatial light modulator (SLM). Various embodiments of the invention all involve some sort of articulating element, such that the display system has a stow position that is more compact and different from its operating position. In the operating position, the image formed by the SLM is re-oriented, if necessary, to a position suitable for viewing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2001
    Publication date: February 28, 2002
    Inventors: Michael T. Davis, John T. McKinley
  • Patent number: 5293511
    Abstract: A package (44) for a semiconductor device (10) includes aceramic base (46, 146) with a mounting surface (50, 150) for supporting the device (10) and a light-transmissive cover (42, 142). A refractory seal ring (70) is fused to the base (46, 146) and to conductive paths (22) thereon. The upper surface (72) of the seal ring (70) is rendered optically flat with a selected angular relationship to the mounting surface (50). The upper and lower faces (76 & 78) of the cover (42, 142) are rendered optically flat with a selected angular relationship to each other, so that with an outer portion of the lower face (78) resting on the upper surface (72) of the seal ring (70), the faces (76, 78) have a selected angular relationship with the mounting surface (50, 150). The package (44) is expedient where the device (10) includes DMD's (30) having deflectable, light-reflective beams (32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 8, 1994
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Frank Poradish, John T. McKinley
  • Patent number: 4373927
    Abstract: A two-speed transmission having an input shaft and an output shaft. A slow speed input pulley and a high speed input pulley are provided on the input shaft. An overrunning clutch and a selectively engageable clutch are provided on the output shaft, each of which has a pulley provided thereon. A pair of timing belts, each of which has teeth on both sides thereof, pass around the pulleys provided on the input shaft and the pulleys provided on the output shaft causing the output shaft to rotate at an opposite direction from the input shaft. By selectively engaging and disengaging the selectively engageable clutch, the output shaft can be rotated at two distinct speeds and at the high speed, it overruns the drive mechanism for the slow speed stage as a result of the use of the overrunning clutch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 15, 1983
    Assignee: Foundry & Steel, Inc.
    Inventor: John T. McKinley