Patents by Inventor Mark A. McLean

Mark A. McLean 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: 10795425
    Abstract: A microcontroller system includes a processing unit supporting at least one near or sub Vt circuit and a plurality of memory blocks, each memory block connected to a DMA controller and independently power controlled. A power control system uses power gates to power control at least the memory blocks. In some embodiments, a wake-up interrupt controller is connected to the power control system and a voltage regulator system is used to supply voltage to separate power domains, with the voltage regulator systems controlled at least in part by power gates operated by the power control system. A plurality of clocks can be connected to define clock domains associated with separate power domains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Ambiq Micro, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott McLean Hanson, Daniel Martin Cermak, Eric Jonathan Deal, Stephen James Sheafor, Donovan Scott Popps, Mark A Baur
  • Patent number: 10788884
    Abstract: A microcontroller system includes a processing unit supporting at least one near or sub Vt circuit and a plurality of memory blocks, each memory block connected to a DMA controller and independently power controlled. A power control system uses power gates to power control at least the memory blocks. In some embodiments, a wake-up interrupt controller is connected to the power control system and a voltage regulator system is used to supply voltage to separate power domains, with the voltage regulator systems controlled at least in part by power gates operated by the power control system. A plurality of clocks can be connected to define clock domains associated with separate power domains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: AMBIQ MICRO, INC.
    Inventors: Scott McLean Hanson, Daniel Martin Cermak, Eric Jonathan Deal, Stephen James Sheafor, Donovan Scott Popps, Mark A Baur
  • Patent number: 10754414
    Abstract: A microcontroller system includes a processing unit supporting at least one near or sub Vt circuit and a plurality of memory blocks, each memory block connected to a DMA controller and independently power controlled. A power control system uses power gates to power control at least the memory blocks. In some embodiments, a wake-up interrupt controller is connected to the power control system and a voltage regulator system is used to supply voltage to separate power domains, with the voltage regulator systems controlled at least in part by power gates operated by the power control system. A plurality of clocks can be connected to define clock domains associated with separate power domains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Ambiq Micro, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott McLean Hanson, Daniel Martin Cermak, Eric Jonathan Deal, Stephen James Sheafor, Donovan Scott Popps, Mark A Baur
  • Publication number: 20200257352
    Abstract: A microcontroller system includes a processing unit supporting at least one near or sub Vt circuit and a plurality of memory blocks, each memory block connected to a DMA controller and independently power controlled. A power control system uses power gates to power control at least the memory blocks. In some embodiments, a wake-up interrupt controller is connected to the power control system and a voltage regulator system is used to supply voltage to separate power domains, with the voltage regulator systems controlled at least in part by power gates operated by the power control system. A plurality of clocks can be connected to define clock domains associated with separate power domains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Scott McLean Hanson, Daniel Martin Cermak, Eric Jonathan Deal, Stephen James Sheafor, Donovan Scott Popps, Mark A. Baur
  • Patent number: 10741759
    Abstract: A diffusive memristor device and an electronic device for emulating a biological synapse are disclosed. The diffusive memristor device includes a bottom electrode, a top electrode formed opposite the bottom electrode, and a dielectric layer disposed between the top electrode and the bottom electrode. The dielectric layer comprises silver doped silicon oxynitride (SiOxNy:Ag). In an alternate implementation, the dielectric layer comprises silver doped silicon oxide (Ag:SiO2). An electronic synapse emulation device is also disclosed. The synapse emulation device includes a diffusive memristor device, a drift memristor device connected in series with the diffusive memristor device, a first voltage pulse generator connected to the diffusive memristor device, and a second voltage pulse generator connected to the drift memristor device. Application of a signal from one of the first voltage pulse generator or the second voltage pulse generator allows the synapse emulation device to exhibit long-term plasticity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: University of Massachusetts
    Inventors: Jianhua Yang, Qiangfei Xia, Mark McLean, Qing Wu, Mark Barnell
  • Publication number: 20200227635
    Abstract: A diffusive memristor device and an electronic device for emulating a biological synapse are disclosed. The diffusive memristor device includes a bottom electrode, a top electrode formed opposite the bottom electrode, and a dielectric layer disposed between the top electrode and the bottom electrode. The dielectric layer comprises silver doped silicon oxynitride (SiOxNy:Ag). In an alternate implementation, the dielectric layer comprises silver doped silicon oxide (Ag:SiO2). An electronic synapse emulation device is also disclosed. The synapse emulation device includes a diffusive memristor device, a drift memristor device connected in series with the diffusive memristor device, a first voltage pulse generator connected to the diffusive memristor device, and a second voltage pulse generator connected to the drift memristor device. Application of a signal from one of the first voltage pulse generator or the second voltage pulse generator allows the synapse emulation device to exhibit long-term plasticity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Jianhua Yang, Qiangfei Xia, Mark McLean, Qing Wu, Mark Barnell
  • Patent number: 10534882
    Abstract: A method for configuring the features of an integrated circuit. In the method, the integrated circuit receives a feature vector message from a first party. The feature vector message is included in a response to a feature set request from the first party to a second party. The integrated circuit configures at least one feature of the integrated circuit based on a feature vector in the feature vector message. The integrated circuit generates an attestation result based on the at least one configured feature of the integrated circuit and using a key securely stored in the integrated circuit and known to the second party and not known to the first party. The integrated circuit forwards the attestation result to the first party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Ivan McLean, Stuart Moskovics, Bryan Campbell, Mark Dragicevich
  • Publication number: 20190244088
    Abstract: A diffusive memristor device and an electronic device for emulating a biological neuron is disclosed. The diffusive memristor device includes a bottom electrode, a top electrode formed opposite the bottom electrode, and a dielectric layer disposed between the top electrode and the bottom electrode. The dielectric layer comprises an oxide doped with a metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Jianhua Yang, Qiangfei Xia, Mark McLean, Qing Wu
  • Publication number: 20190242949
    Abstract: A battery system monitor includes cell measurement circuits (CMCs) that each measure a voltage at or current through a pair of terminals of a respective associated battery module from among a plurality of plurality of battery modules in a battery system. Wireless communication transceivers (WCTs), each associated with a different CMC, transmit voltage or current measurement information of the associated CMC across a wireless communication link. A controller receives the voltage or current measurement information from the wireless communication transceivers for monitoring the state of operation of the battery system. Battery system monitoring is improved through synchronization of clocks in different CMCs or WCTs to enable synchronous sampling of multiple battery modules, through systems for determining relative positions of battery modules in a series coupling of battery modules between terminals of the battery system, and through improvements to the reliability of wireless communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Alan Lemkin, Alain Pierre Levesque, Brett Warneke, David McLean Dwelley, Erik Soule, Lance Robert Doherty, Gordon Charles, Thor Nelson Juneau, Jonathan Noah Simon, Robert Dobkin
  • Publication number: 20190192286
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for treating native heart valves are disclosed herein. A system for delivering a prosthetic device into a heart of a patient includes an elongated catheter body and a delivery capsule. The delivery capsule can be hydraulically driven to deploy at least a portion of a prosthetic heart valve device. The delivery capsule can release the prosthetic heart valve device at a desired treatment site in a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Deem, Hanson Gifford, III, John Morriss, Matt McLean, Michael Luna
  • Patent number: 7552677
    Abstract: A texture tool comprising a body to which is coupled an upper cap and a lower cap. A ball holder fits in a socket defined by the body and the lower cap. The ball holder includes a plurality of balls which come into contact with a sheet of material to be embossed or imprinted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Fiskars Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. McLean, Kevin Schmidt, Marcia Werner, Jason Wolf, Robert W. Cornell, Tiffany Broecker
  • Publication number: 20080028954
    Abstract: A texture tool comprising a body to which is coupled an upper cap and a lower cap. A ball holder fits in a socket defined by the body and the lower cap. The ball holder includes a plurality of balls which come into contact with a sheet of material to be embossed or imprinted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Inventors: Mark McLean, Kevin Sckmidt, Marcia Werner, Jason Wolf, Robert Cornell, Tiffany Broecker
  • Patent number: 7296513
    Abstract: A texture tool comprising a body to which is coupled an upper cap and a lower cap. A ball holder fits in a socket defined by the body and the lower cap. The ball holder includes a plurality of balls which come into contact with a sheet of material to be embossed or imprinted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Fiskars Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. McLean, Kevin Schmidt, Marcia Werner, Jason Wolf, Robert W. Cornell, Tiffany Broecker
  • Patent number: D558022
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignee: Buck Knives
    Inventors: Mark McLean, Don Kaschmitter
  • Patent number: D567054
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Buck Knives
    Inventors: John Renzi, Paul Chiba, Mark A. McLean, Xi Chen
  • Patent number: D567055
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Buck Knives
    Inventors: John Renzi, Paul Chiba, Mark A. McLean, Xi Chen
  • Patent number: D569213
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Buck Knives
    Inventors: John Renzi, Paul Chiba, Mark A. McLean, Xi Chen
  • Patent number: D672549
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Buck Knives, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark A. McLean
  • Patent number: D722482
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Buck Knives, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. McLean, Eric P. Linn
  • Patent number: D831515
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: BUCK KNIVES, INC.
    Inventor: Mark A. McLean