Patents by Inventor Michael G. McKenna

Michael G. McKenna 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).

  • Publication number: 20190385580
    Abstract: A sound generating analog synthesizer that is comprised of potentiometers, a switch or switches and a set of patch jacks has a control system that can be operated in three modes, a manual mode, an automatic mode, and a guided mode; wherein manual mode allows potentiometer and switch positions as well as patch cable connections to be set by hand; wherein automatic mode, automatically sets patch connections as on or off, as well as set potentiometer positions and switch states with electromechanical or electrical devices; and wherein the guided mode provides at least one visual information on how to change the potentiometer positions, switch states, and patch jack connections such that a previously obtained sound can be reproduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Corey M. McKenna, Ben A. Sidell, James W. Erario, Brian R. Duke, Willem P. Ytsma, Nate Fowler, Steven G. Shaw, Kyle E. Polinski Frost, Kimberly R. Dupuis, Nathanial E. Shipp, Daniel Sabatino, Michael Tritter, Al Sgro
  • Patent number: 10418013
    Abstract: A sound generating analog synthesizer that is comprised of potentiometers, a switch or switches and a set of patch jacks has a control system that can be operated in three modes, a manual mode, an automatic mode, and a guided mode; wherein manual mode allows potentiometer and switch positions as well as patch cable connections to be set by hand; wherein automatic mode, automatically sets patch connections as on or off, as well as set potentiometer positions and switch states with electromechanical or electrical devices; and wherein the guided mode provides at least one visual information on how to change the potentiometer positions, switch states and patch jack connections such that a previously obtained sound can be reproduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Lafayette College
    Inventors: Corey M. McKenna, Ben A. Sidell, James W. Erario, Brian R. Duke, Willem P. Ytsma, Nate Fowler, Steven G. Shaw, Kyle E. Polinski Frost, Kimberly R. Dupuis, Nathanial E. Shipp, Daniel Sabatino, Michael Tritter, Al Sgro
  • Patent number: 6089207
    Abstract: A vehicle having an internal combustion engine with a throttle control is disclosed. The throttle control is responsive to a vehicle operator to generate a throttle setting signal to adjust vehicle speed. An operator-controlled input device is also provided to generate a selected signal corresponding to a selected one of a number of predetermined engine control relationships. A controller responds to the selection signal to govern engine operation in accordance with the selected one of the relationships and the throttle setting signal. The throttle control has a different performance characteristic for each of the relationships and is adjustable by the operator to increase or decrease speed for each of the relationships. The relationships may each correspond to a different type of engine governing technique and include different droop characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2000
    Assignee: Cummins Engine Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles E. Goode, Michael G. McKenna
  • Patent number: 6085725
    Abstract: A vehicle having an internal combustion engine with a throttle control is disclosed. The throttle control is responsive to a vehicle operator to generate a throttle setting signal to adjust vehicle speed. An operator-controlled input device is also provided to generate a selected signal corresponding to a selected one of a number of predetermined engine control relationships. A controller responds to the selection signal to govern engine operation in accordance with the selected one of the relationships and the throttle setting signal. The throttle control has a different performance characteristic for each of the relationships and is adjustable by the operator to increase or decrease speed for each of the relationships. The relationships may each correspond to a different type of engine governing technique and include different droop characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2000
    Assignee: Cummins Engine Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Charles E. Goode, Michael G. McKenna
  • Patent number: 5787452
    Abstract: A system providing improved National Language Support (NLS) in application programs is described. The system employs normalized Unicode data with generic transformation structures having locale overlays. Methods are described for navigating the structures during system operation, for effecting various transformation processes using locale-specific information. The locale-specific information is maintained in the structures as external data files. Since the data files are read in at runtime, the underlying binary files which comprise the program need not be modified for updating the program to support a new locale. The approach provides extensibility to applications with National Language Support. Additionally, increased portability is provided, since manipulation of the underlying data remains unchanged regardless of the underlying platform. Program maintenance is also decreased, since engineers need only maintain a single core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1998
    Assignee: Sybase, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael G. McKenna
  • Patent number: 5758314
    Abstract: A system providing improved National Language Support (NLS) in application programs is described. The system employs normalized Unicode data with generic transformation structures having locale overlays. Methods are described for navigating the structures during system operation, for effecting various transformation processes using locale-specific information. The locale-specific information is maintained in the structures as external data files. Since the data files are read in at runtime, the underlying binary files which comprise the program need not be modified for updating the program to support a new locale. The approach provides extensibility to applications with National Language Support. Additionally, increased portability is provided, since manipulation of the underlying data remains unchanged regardless of the underlying platform. Program maintenance is also decreased, since engineers need only maintain a single core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Assignee: Sybase, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael G. McKenna
  • Patent number: 5166360
    Abstract: The yellowness index of a flame retardant N,N'-alkylene-bis-(tetrahalophthalimide), such as N,N'-ethylene-bis-(tetrabromophthalimide), is reduced by treating the bis-imide with strong mineral acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1992
    Assignee: Ethyl Corporation
    Inventors: Michael G. McKenna, Robert M. Moore, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4997953
    Abstract: This invention concerns a process for producing N,N'-bis(tetrabromophthalimide) by: forming a reaction mass from at least (i) tetrabromophthalic anhydride, (ii) hydrazine or a hydrazine provider compound, and (iii) concentrated sulfuric acid; and maintaining the so-formed reaction mass at a temperature within the range of from about 100.degree. C. to about 300.degree. C. for a period up to about 20 hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1991
    Assignee: Ethyl Corporation
    Inventor: Michael G. McKenna