Patents by Inventor Michael Blackwell

Michael Blackwell 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: 11984317
    Abstract: Techniques, structures, and materials related to extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography are discussed. Multiple patterning inclusive of first patterning a grating of parallel lines and second patterning utilizing EUV lithography to form plugs in the grating, and optional trimming of the plugs may be employed. EUV resists, surface treatments, resist additives, and optional processing inclusive of plug healing, angled etch processing, electric field enhanced post exposure bake are described, which provide improved processing reliability, feature definition, and critical dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Marie Krysak, James Blackwell, Lauren Doyle, Brian Zaccheo, Patrick Theofanis, Michael Robinson, Florian Gstrein
  • Patent number: 11202897
    Abstract: A self activating vent cap configured to be operably coupled to a needleless connector and automatically shifted relative to the needleless connector from the first, storage position to a second, activated position upon rotation of the vent cap relative to the needleless connector. The self activating vent cap including a threaded portion, an activation portion and a biasing mechanism, wherein shifting of the activation portion to the second, activated position is selectively precluded by the interference of at least one ridge of the threaded portion with a ledge of the activation portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ADS, Inc.
    Inventors: James Edward Abitabilo, Michael Blackwell, Jay T. Breindel, Harsh D. Chheda, Kathryn Felicito, David J. Goral, Christopher Roehl
  • Publication number: 20200009366
    Abstract: A self activating vent cap configured to be operably coupled to a needleless connector and automatically shifted relative to the needleless connector from the first, storage position to a second, activated position upon rotation of the vent cap relative to the needleless connector. The self activating vent cap including a threaded portion, an activation portion and a biasing mechanism, wherein shifting of the activation portion to the second, activated position is selectively precluded by the interference of at least one ridge of the threaded portion with a ledge of the activation portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: James Edward Abitabilo, Michael Blackwell, Jay T. Breindel, Harsh D. Chheda, Kathryn Felicito, David J. Goral, Christopher Roehl
  • Patent number: 10321528
    Abstract: This invention describes a system and method to provide a service to advertisers and businesses that enables adaptation of advertising priorities using information collected by a lighting infrastructure. The system uses outdoor lighting networks to manage/control data sensors connected to a network, e.g. hosted at lighting units. This invention enables new business scenarios where operators and/or owners of the city's lighting infrastructure can provide a value added service or generate revenue from ad providers and local businesses by leveraging the data acquired through the lighting and adjacent infrastructure (e.g. sensors) to help the businesses to increase their advertising performance/targets; particularly, with respect to Location Based Services (LBS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Dave Alberto Tavares Cavalcanti, Kevin J. Dowling, Frederick Morgan, Jianfeng Wang, Ihor Lys, Michael Blackwell
  • Publication number: 20120310703
    Abstract: This invention describes a system and method to provide a service to advertisers and businesses that enables adaptation of advertising priorities using information collected by a lighting infrastructure. The system uses outdoor lighting networks to manage/control data sensors connected to a network, e.g. hosted at lighting units. This invention enables new business scenarios where operators and/or owners of the city's lighting infrastructure can provide a value added service or generate revenue from ad providers and local businesses by leveraging the data acquired through the lighting and adjacent infrastructure (e.g. sensors) to help the businesses to increase their advertising performance/targets; particularly, with respect to Location Based Services (LBS).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: DAVE ALBERTO TAVARES CAVALCANTI, KEVIN J. DOWLING, FREDERICK MORGAN, JIANFENG WANG, IHOR A. LYS, MICHAEL BLACKWELL
  • Patent number: 7766518
    Abstract: Modular lighting fixtures that allow convenient installation and removal of LED-based light-generating modules and controller modules. In one example, a modular lighting fixture includes a housing configured to be recessed into or disposed behind an architectural surface such as ceiling, wall, or soffit, in new or existing construction scenarios. The fixture housing includes a socket configured to facilitate one or more of a mechanical, electrical and thermal coupling of the light-generating module to the fixture housing. The ability to easily engage and disengage the LED-based light-generating module with the socket, without removing the fixture housing itself, allows for straightforward replacement of the light-generating module upon failure, or exchange with another module having different light-generating characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Philips Solid-State Lighting Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Colin Piepgras, Tomas Mollnow, Michael Blackwell, Brian Chemel, Frederick Morgan, Kevin McCormick, Michael A. Bass, legal representative
  • Patent number: 7703951
    Abstract: Modular lighting fixtures that allow convenient installation and removal of LED-based light-generating modules and controller modules. In one example, a modular lighting fixture includes a housing configured to be recessed into or disposed behind an architectural surface such as ceiling, wall, or soffit, in new or existing construction scenarios. The fixture housing includes a socket configured to facilitate one or more of a mechanical, electrical and thermal coupling of the light-generating module to the fixture housing. The ability to easily engage and disengage the LED-based light-generating module with the socket, without removing the fixture housing itself, allows for straightforward replacement of the light-generating module upon failure, or exchange with another module having different light-generating characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Philips Solid-State Lighting Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Colin Piepgras, Tomas Mollnow, Michael Blackwell, Brian Chemel, Frederick Morgan, Kevin McCormick, Michael A Bass, legal representative
  • Publication number: 20070195526
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus involving at least two LEDs configured to generate at least two different spectra of radiation that are combined to produce white light. At least one parameter of the at least two different spectra of radiation generated by the at least two LEDs is controlled, based at least in part on at least one lighting control signal received by the apparatus over at least one wireless communication link, so as to control at least a color temperature of the white light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2007
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Applicant: Color Kinetics Incorporated
    Inventors: Kevin Dowling, Frederick Morgan, Ihor Lys, Michael Blackwell, Alfred Ducharme, Ralph Osterhout, Colin Piepgras, George Mueller, Dawn Geary, Timothy Holmes
  • Publication number: 20070189026
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for lighting control, including a lighting system manager, a light show composer, a light system engine, and related facilities for the convenient authoring and execution of lighting shows using semiconductor-based illumination units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Publication date: August 16, 2007
    Applicant: Color Kinetics Incorporated
    Inventors: Brian Chemel, John Warwick, Frederick Morgan, Michael Blackwell, Kevin McCormick, Ihor Lys
  • Publication number: 20070153514
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and systems for illuminating environments, including aircraft environments. The methods and systems include facilities for providing both white and non-white illumination, with color and color temperature control, in programmed response to inputs. Methods and systems are also provided for improving the addressing of light systems in a network lighting configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Applicant: Color Kinetics Incorporated
    Inventors: Kevin Dowling, Frederick Morgan, Michael Blackwell
  • Publication number: 20070086754
    Abstract: The systems and methods descried herein relate in part to intuitive methods for creation and design of lighting sequences, e.g., for theatrical, entertainment or advertising purposes, using a software interface. Additionally, the lighting sequences can be coordinated with control of additional devices. Also described herein is a controller capable of executing programs for lighting sequences and modifying the output and/or execution of the program based on external signals. In this way, the final output can be made responsive to external stimuli, or even interactive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Publication date: April 19, 2007
    Applicant: Color Kinetics Incorporated
    Inventors: Ihor Lys, Frederick Morgan, Kevin Dowling, Michael Blackwell
  • Publication number: 20060262545
    Abstract: Modular lighting fixtures that allow convenient installation and removal of LED-based light-generating modules and controller modules. In one example, a modular lighting fixture includes a housing configured to be recessed into or disposed behind an architectural surface such as ceiling, wall, or soffit, in new or existing construction scenarios. The fixture housing includes a socket configured to facilitate one or more of a mechanical, electrical and thermal coupling of the light-generating module to the fixture housing. The ability to easily engage and disengage the LED-based light-generating module with the socket, without removing the fixture housing itself, allows for straightforward replacement of the light-generating module upon failure, or exchange with another module having different light-generating characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2006
    Publication date: November 23, 2006
    Applicant: Color Kinetics Incorporated
    Inventors: Colin Piepgras, Tomas Mollnow, Michael Blackwell, Brian Chemel, Frederick Morgan, Kevin McCormick, Michael Bass
  • Publication number: 20060262544
    Abstract: Modular lighting fixtures that allow convenient installation and removal of LED-based light-generating modules and controller modules. In one example, a modular lighting fixture includes a housing configured to be recessed into or disposed behind an architectural surface such as ceiling, wall, or soffit, in new or existing construction scenarios. The fixture housing includes a socket configured to facilitate one or more of a mechanical, electrical and thermal coupling of the light-generating module to the fixture housing. The ability to easily engage and disengage the LED-based light-generating module with the socket, without removing the fixture housing itself, allows for straightforward replacement of the light-generating module upon failure, or exchange with another module having different light-generating characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2006
    Publication date: November 23, 2006
    Applicant: Color Kinetics Incorporated
    Inventors: Colin Piepgras, Tomas Mollnow, Michael Blackwell, Brian Chemel, Frederick Morgan, Kevin McCormick, Michael Bass
  • Publication number: 20060262516
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided herein for illuminating a variety of household products and other items using color-controlled illumination systems that include lights under the control of processors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2003
    Publication date: November 23, 2006
    Applicant: Color Kinetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Dowling, Charles Cella, Josh Strauss, Michael Blackwell
  • Publication number: 20060076908
    Abstract: Lighting networks that include multiple LED-based lighting units, and user interfaces to facilitate control of such networks. Lighting units of a lighting network may be configured to generate one or more of variable color light, variable intensity light, and variable color temperature white light. Different areas of an environment in which light is provided by the lighting network may be divided into respective lighting zones, and some or all of the lighting units of the lighting network may be configured so as to provide controllable lighting in one or more such lighting zones. One or more user interfaces are configured so as to allow relatively simplified and intuitive control of the lighting network, either manually (in real time) or via one or more user-selectable predetermined lighting programs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2005
    Publication date: April 13, 2006
    Applicant: Color Kinetics Incorporated
    Inventors: Frederick Morgan, Brian Chemel, Colin Piepgras, Tomas Mollnow, Michael Blackwell
  • Publication number: 20050248299
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for lighting control, including a lighting system manager, a light show composer, a light system engine, and related facilities for the convenient authoring and execution of lighting shows using semiconductor-based illumination units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2004
    Publication date: November 10, 2005
    Applicant: Color Kinetics Incorporated
    Inventors: Brian Chemel, John Warwick, Frederick Morgan, Michael Blackwell, Kevin McCormick, Ihor Lys
  • Publication number: 20050240555
    Abstract: Disclosed is a Class V Interactive Electronic Technical Manual (IETM) that allows remote diagnostic engineers to interact directly with on-site maintenance technicians and a system under test. In addition, the disclosed IETM permits automatic synchronization of files on a maintenance technician's portable electronic display device. The disclosed IETM is also capable of dynamically displaying asset specific information and dynamically displaying technical information in multiple languages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2004
    Publication date: October 27, 2005
    Applicant: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Bruce Wilde, Matthew Liberty, Michael Blackwell, Richard Berbaum, Edward Bestle
  • Publication number: 20050183007
    Abstract: A graphical mark-up language authoring system using drag and drop placement of symbols representing mark-up language elements on a computer screen drawing and connecting the blocks by lines representing data and control flow to create a mark-up language sequence design. The symbols are instances of a mark-up language element that include the properties and attributes of that element. The system also includes a mark-up language view of the elements and their attributes and properties. The system permits effective authoring of mark-up language sequences by users not expert in mark-up language sequence design.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2004
    Publication date: August 18, 2005
    Inventors: Mark Gaug, Richard Berbaum, Edward Bestle, Michael Blackwell
  • Publication number: 20050151489
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for providing illumination in a marketplace. In one example, radiation comprising variable color light is generated using a plurality of LEDs. One or more articles in the marketplace are illuminated with the generated radiation, and the spectral content of the generated radiation is controllably varied over a period of time so that a customer of the marketplace perceives a change in color and/or an illusion of motion associated with the article(s) due to a selective color interaction between the generated radiation and the article(s). Examples of marketplaces include, but are not limited to, consumer environments, work environments, sporting environments, entertainment environments, retail establishments, restaurants, museums, art galleries and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2004
    Publication date: July 14, 2005
    Applicant: Color Kinetics Incorporated
    Inventors: Ihor Lys, George Mueller, Michael Blackwell
  • Publication number: 20050099824
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for medical and surgical lighting systems, including methods and systems wherein semiconductor illumination light sources are integrated into surgical tools for providing controlled lighting to a work area, such as a body cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2004
    Publication date: May 12, 2005
    Applicant: Color Kinetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Dowling, Robert O'Toole, Michael Blackwell, Frederick Morgan