Patents by Inventor Michael J. Brady

Michael J. Brady 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: 20180106062
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for a novel ground anchoring umbrella stand comprising a sleeve and a plurality of opposing pairs of forked anchor legs having horizontal sections extending radially from the sleeve and transitioning downwardly to vertical sections such that the umbrella stand may be freestanding and may be thrust into the ground for anchoring of the umbrella stand and an umbrella by a user's foot, on dry land or in a submerged environment. In a preferred embodiment, the horizontal sections of the anchor legs are adapted to torsionally strain between the sleeve and the vertical sections of the anchor legs such that, in an anchored position, the umbrella stand can self-return to an upright position upon the exertion and release of external forces acting upon the stand. The sleeve is preferably configured to securely receive a pole such as for a beach umbrella, a tent, a volleyball net, and a fishing pole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventor: Michael J. Brady
  • Patent number: 7979748
    Abstract: A plurality of heap dump requests associated with an operating virtual machine (VM) program is received from a VM profiler interface module at a heap dump request processing module. In response to receipt of each heap dump request at the heap dump request processing module, a dynamic modifiable library identified within a dynamic modifiable configuration file is loaded into a memory, where the dynamic modifiable library comprises instructions associated with processing a current heap dump request. The instructions associated with processing the current heap dump request are executed. The dynamic modifiable library is unloaded from the memory. A plurality of heap dump files and a plurality of object movement event files generated by execution of the instructions are analyzed. A memory leak associated with the operating VM program is automatically identified based upon the analyzed plurality of heap dump files and the plurality of object movement event files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Michael J. Brady
  • Patent number: 6329915
    Abstract: A radio frequency (RF) transponder (RF tag) is proposed, where a high dielectric constant material is used in operative cooperation with a tag antenna so that the distance of the tag antenna from conducting or absorbing surfaces may be reduced, and so the tag dimensions may be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2001
    Assignee: Intermec IP Corp
    Inventors: Michael J. Brady, Paul A. Moskowitz, Dah-Weih Duan, Ali Afzali-ardakani, Christopher A. Field, Peter R. Duncombe
  • Patent number: 6239703
    Abstract: A bonding pad for a semiconductor device is provided with a mechanical supportive structure substantially surrounding the pad. The mechanical supportive structure prevents cracking of passivation material over the pad when a lead is compression bonded to the pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Assignee: Intermec IP Corp
    Inventors: Daniel J. Friedman, Paul A. Moskowitz, Michael J. Brady, Dah-Weih Duan, Harley K. Heinrich
  • Patent number: 6215401
    Abstract: The present invention is an RF tag having a non laminated coating for protecting the semiconductor chip, antenna, and chip antenna connections, and methods for applying the non-laminated coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Assignee: Intermec IP Corp.
    Inventors: Michael J. Brady, Paul A. Moskowitz
  • Patent number: 6204765
    Abstract: A method of determining relative motion between a base station and an RF Tag is disclosed, wherein a property of the RF field at the position of the tag is determined at a first time and at a second time and is used to calculate the relative motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Assignee: Inkrmec IP Corp.
    Inventors: Michael J. Brady, Rene D. Martinez, Paul A. Moskowitz
  • Patent number: 6100804
    Abstract: A radio frequency identification system employing a thin, flexible electronic radio frequency identification (RFID) tag having an overall thickness not exceeding approximately 280 microns and the process for its manufacture is disclosed. The RFID tag includes an insulating, flexible substrate having an aperture formed therein for receiving an RFID circuit chip. An antenna forming an integral part of the substrate is electrically connected to circuit chip. A cured adhesive having a portion substantially parallel with the substrate encapsulates the circuit chip so that the chip is operably retained within the substrate aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Assignee: Intecmec IP Corp.
    Inventors: Michael J. Brady, Dah-Weih Duan, Venkata S. R. Kodukula
  • Patent number: 5939984
    Abstract: A combination of a radio frequency identification transponder (RFID Tag) and to a magnetic electronic article surveillance (EAS) device is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Assignee: Intermec IP Corp.
    Inventors: Michael J. Brady, Thomas A. Cofino, Richard J. Gambino, Paul A. Moskowitz, Alejandro G. Schrott, Robert J. von Gutfeld
  • Patent number: 5826328
    Abstract: Manufacturing of a novel thin and flexible radio frequency (RF) tag with a stamped metal leadframe antenna is disclosed. The tag is made by transporting a leadframe strip having leadframe antenna "cutouts" to a point where a chip is mechanically and electrically attached directly to the leadframe antenna. A battery can be attached to the chip in the process. Processes to cut support bars holding the leadframe antenna to the leadframe strip, seal the package (by lamination or molding), and to excise the sealed component are performed in various orders to produce a final product. Intermediate support (positioners) for the thin leadframe are optionally provided add structural support to the antenna while the sealed component is made. A protective surround can be added to cover the package and to provide further structural support for the package while still permitting the sealed component to be thin and flexible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1998
    Assignee: International Business Machines
    Inventors: Michael J. Brady, Pedro A. Chalco, Francois Guindon, Paul Andrew Moskowitz, Philip Murphy
  • Patent number: 5786626
    Abstract: A novel radio frequency transponder (tag) with a minimum of components and connects is thin and flexible because these components and connects can be unsupported by a substrate layer. This is accomplished by using a conducting leadframe structure not only as a connection medium but also as a circuit element, i.e., the transponder antenna. In various preferred embodiments, the leadframe is mechanically positioned and fixably attached to a circuit chip so that the leadframe (antenna) is self supporting. A protective coating can be added where the leadframe is attached to the circuit chip. Further a protective surrounding can envelops the entire leadframe antenna, circuit chip, and, if provided, the protective coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1998
    Assignee: IBM Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Brady, Normand Gilles Favreau, Francois Guindon, Paul Andrew Moskowitz, Philip Murphy
  • Patent number: 5633047
    Abstract: Silicon and germanium containing materials are used at surface of conductors in electronic devices. Solder can be fluxlessly bonded and wires can be wire bonded to these surfaces. These material are used as a surface coating for lead frames for packaging integrated circuit chips. These materials can be decal transferred onto conductor surfaces or electrolessly or electrolytically disposed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1997
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Brady, Curtis E. Farrell, Sung K. Kang, Jeffrey R. Marino, Donald J. Mikalsen, Paul A. Moskowitz, Eugene J. O'Sullivan, Terrence R. O'Toole, Sampath Purushothaman, Sheldon C. Rieley, George F. Walker
  • Patent number: 5585140
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for storing data and for reducing the magnetic moment of a ferromagnetic material is provided incorporating a magnetic film, a blanket or patterned film of germanium adjacent the magnetic film, and means for heating the interface of the two films to at least 200.degree. C. to permit diffusion of the germanium into the magnetic film and thereby reduce the magnetic moment. The invention overcomes the problem of forming recording tracks on storage media and patterning magnetic films for inductive and magneto resistive heads for retrieving data from moving storage media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1996
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Brady, Richard J. Gambino
  • Patent number: 5571591
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for storing data and for reducing the magnetic moment of a ferromagnetic material is provided incorporating a magnetic film, a blanket or patterned film of germanium adjacent the magnetic film, and means for heating the interface of the two films to at least 200.degree. C. to permit diffusion of the germanium into the magnetic film and thereby reduce the magnetic moment. The invention overcomes the problem of forming recording tracks on storage media and patterning magnetic films for inductive and magneto resistive heads for retrieving data from moving storage media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1996
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Brady, Richard J. Gambino, Ralph R. Ruf
  • Patent number: 5563583
    Abstract: A radio frequency (RF) multibit tag structure useful for identifying objects of interest is described. An array of thin cantilevers of slightly different lengths produced by differential etching are coated with a soft magnetic material which upon interrogation with an RF magnetic field vibrate at their resonant frequencies in the presence of an appropriate bias or direct current (DC) field. The oscillating magnetic fields generated by the vibrating bars and the stationary DC field can be readily detected by a receiver and processed to determine the code of the tag and thus provide information related to the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1996
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Brady, Praveen Chaudhari, Richard J. Gambino, Harley K. Heinrich, Paul A. Moskowitz, Alejandro G. Schrott, Robert J. von Gutfeld
  • Patent number: 5554974
    Abstract: A programmable tag for being readable remotely and in a manner which does not require that the tag be held in a particular orientation, includes a first layer of material with electron spin resonance absorption, a second layer of hard magnetic material, and a third layer of soft permeable magnetic material. The second layer and third layer are in close proximity to the first layer. The second layer and the third layer impose a magnetic bias field on the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1996
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Brady, Praveen Chaudhari, Richard J. Gambino, Harley K. Heinrich, Paul A. Moskowitz, Robert J. von Gutfeld
  • Patent number: 5543988
    Abstract: A magnetic sensor, memory, and magnetic imager has been described for sensing a magnetic field in two directions concurrently incorporating a bar of semiconductor material having a rectangular cross-section, electrodes for introducing current along the length of the semiconductor material, and electrodes positioned on respective corners of the rectangular cross-section at a common distance along the current path whereby the Hall voltage may be detected concurrently in two directions. The memory includes the above magnetic sensor plus a disk having a magnetic layer thereon for storing information, a positioner for moving the disk, a memory control circuit and a signal processor circuit. The magnetic imager includes a plurality of magnetic field sensors positioned in a one or two-dimensional array. The invention overcomes the problem of mapping magnetic fields with high spatial resolution with high magnetic sensitivity in two directions concurrently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1996
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Brady, Lia Krusin-Elbaum, William T. Masselink, Padmanabhan Santhanam, Tsuyoshi Tamegai
  • Patent number: 5528222
    Abstract: A novel thin and flexible radio frequency (RF) tag has a semiconductor circuit with logic, memory, and a radio frequency circuits, connected to an antenna with all interconnections placed on a single plane of wiring without crossovers. The elements of the package (substrate, antenna, and laminated covers) are flexible. The elements of the package are all thin. The tag is thin and flexible, enabling a unique range of applications including: RF ID tagging of credit cards, passports, admission tickets, and postage stamps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 18, 1996
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul A. Moskowitz, Michael J. Brady, Paul W. Coteus
  • Patent number: 5440507
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for storing data is provided incorporating an amorphous solid having covalent bonds and a first index of refraction and an energy source for thermally heating selected areas of the amorphous solid to change the index of refraction without melting or substantially crystallizing the amorphous solid. The invention overcomes the problem of corrosion, moisture, or microbial attack resulting in deterioration of the storage medium over time, i.e., 100 years.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1995
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Brady, Bodil E. Braren, Richard J. Gambino, Alfred Grill, Vishnubhai V. Patel
  • Patent number: 5396455
    Abstract: A non-volatile random access memory is described incorporating a plurality of memory cells, each memory cell having a Hall effect device including amorphous magnetic material and a switch for directing current through the flail effect device. An array of memory cells are interconnected by word lines, current lines, and bit lines. The invention overcomes the problem of a rugged non-volatile random access memory with long term reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1995
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Brady, Richard J. Gambino, Lia Krusin-Elbaum, Ralph R. Ruf
  • Patent number: D809774
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventor: Michael J. Brady