Patents by Inventor Michael J. Moody

Michael J. Moody 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: 6523081
    Abstract: A USB function device (14) for coupling to a USB host (12). The USB function device (14) comprises circuitry (32) for providing a capability to the USB host, where the circuitry for providing a capability comprises an address space (VBUS). The USB function device (14) further comprises a USB interface circuit (30) coupled between the USB host and the circuitry for providing a capability to the USB host. The USB interface circuit (30) comprises a memory area (44, 106) comprising a write endpoint (1062) accessible to the USB host for writing a plurality of bytes to the memory area via the write endpoint. The plurality of bytes comprise data information and protocol information. The write endpoint comprises an endpoint-type other than a control-type endpoint. The USB interface circuit also comprises circuitry for decoding (166) the protocol information and circuitry for communicating the data information to the address space in response to the protocol information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Magnus G. Karlsson, Michael J. Moody, Gregory Lee Christison
  • Patent number: 6311234
    Abstract: A microprocessor 1 is described which includes a direct memory access (DMA) circuitry 143. DMA 143 is interconnected with a program memory 23 and a data memory 22 and is operational to transfer data to or from these memories. DMA 143 is interconnected with a peripheral bus 110 and thereby to various peripherals internal to microprocessor 1. DMA 143 is also interconnected with an external memory interface 103 and thereby to various external memory circuits and peripherals external to microprocessor 1. An auxiliary channel control circuitry 160 provides DMA transfers by interacting with a peripheral such as host port 150 which has its own address generation circuitry. DMA 143 provides frame synchronization for triggering a frame transfer, or group of transfers. DMA 143 is auto-initialized through registers. DMA action complete pins DMAC0-3 indicate DMA status to external devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2001
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Natarajan Seshan, Jeffrey R. Quay, Kenneth L. Williams, Michael J. Moody
  • Patent number: 6145027
    Abstract: A microprocessor 1 is described which includes a direct memory access (DMA) circuitry 143. DMA 143 is interconnected with a program memory 23 and a data memory 22 and is operational to transfer data to or from these memories. DMA 143 is interconnected with a peripheral bus 110 and thereby to various peripherals internal to microprocessor 1. DMA 143 is also interconnected with an external memory interface 103 and thereby to various external memory circuits and peripherals external to microprocessor 1. An auxiliary channel control circuitry 160 provides DMA transfers by interacting with a peripheral such as host port 150 which has its own address generation circuitry. DMA 143 provides frame synchronization for triggering a frame transfer, or group of transfers. DMA 143 is auto-initialized through registers. DMA action complete pins DMAC0-3 indicate DMA status to external devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2000
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Natarajan Seshan, Jeffrey R. Quay, Kenneth L. Williams, Michael J. Moody
  • Patent number: 5770798
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for evaluating formation damage proximate to the surface of a rock. The invention is applicable to surface tests and to tests downhole in a borehole. A first hollow probe sealingly contacts the rock surface to define a first surface area, and the pressure within the hollow probe is decreased to monitor resulting pressure changes. A second hollow probe contacts the rock surface to define a second surface area having a different size than the first surface area, and the pressure within the hollow second probe is decreased to monitor resulting pressure changes. Differences in the observed pressure changes can be analyzed to evaluate formation damage to the rock surface and near surface. In particular, the thickness of formation damage, and permeability losses caused by such damage, can be assessed. Alternatively, fluid pressure can be injected into the first and second volumes to evaluate the subsequent pressure reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1998
    Assignee: Western Atlas International, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel T. Georgi, John M. Michaels, Michael J. Moody
  • Patent number: 5553928
    Abstract: A simplified integrated full-function valve for heavy duty brake systems comprising a valve body having individual ports for fluid communication with spring brake chambers, service brake chambers, pressurized-air reservoir and exhaust and for receiving pressurized control and supply air from respective sources thereof; internal passageways within the valve body providing selected fluid communication with the various ports; a plurality of valve modules within the valve body comprising a spring brake valve module, a relay valve module and a biased one-way pressure protection valve module, and disposed to selectively determine the fluid communications within the internal passageways and ports responsive to the respective positions of the valve modules; the port and related internal passageways for the spring brake chambers being fluid-communicatively-isolated from the reservoir, the service brake chambers and the control air, whereby the number of the internal passageways within the valve body is minimized; the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1996
    Assignee: Midland Brake, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Hart, Michael J. Moody
  • Patent number: 5549162
    Abstract: The present invention is a sample tank for storing and transporting a fluid sample withdrawn from an earth formation by a formation fluid sampling tool. The sample tank includes a storage cylinder adapted to withstand high internal pressure. The storage cylinder is selectively hydraulically connected to the sampling tool for conducting the fluid sample into the storage cylinder. A fusible metal substantially surrounds the storage cylinder. The fusible metal has a melting temperature not more than the temperature of the fluid sample, so that solidification of the fusible metal maintains the fluid sample substantially at the melting temperature of the fusible metal during solidification of the fusible metal as the tool is withdrawn from the wellbore and cooled. The fusible metal is surrounded by an outer housing which contains the fusible metal when it is in a liquid state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1996
    Assignee: Western Atlas International, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Moody, Michael Yesudas, John M. Michaels
  • Patent number: 5458403
    Abstract: A full function valve incorporating a proportioning valve module that initially directs supply air pressure during initial system charging to the spring brake chambers to prepare the spring brakes for prompt release when there is sufficient system supply air pressure to operate the service brakes. The proportioning valve module then opens to increase supply air pressure to the reservoir, while charging of the spring brake chambers continues, until the service brakes become operable and the spring brakes disengage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1995
    Assignee: Midland Brake, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. Moody
  • Patent number: 5236250
    Abstract: Within a single envelope or housing, this full-function valve integrates all of the emergency and service requirements of a tandem axle air brake system for heavy duty truck semi-trailers, thereby decreasing complexity and cost and enhancing safety, reliability and operating capability while also satisfying applicable Federal Regulations. The housing encloses a spring brake valve module, a relay valve module and a biased one-way pressure protection valve, all interconnected to meet operating requirements, while preventing non-intentional spring brake engagement, foreclosing trailer movement without adequate service brake capability and optionally providing anti-compounding protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1993
    Assignee: Midland Brake, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Moody, Robert L. Koelzer