Patents by Inventor Michael L. Wilson

Michael L. Wilson 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: 11982008
    Abstract: An electroplating system has a vessel assembly holding an electrolyte. A weir thief electrode assembly in the vessel assembly includes a plenum inside of a weir frame. The plenum divided into at least a first, a second and a third virtual thief electrode segment. A plurality of spaced apart openings through the weir frame lead out of the plenum. A weir ring is attached to the weir frame and guides flow of current during electroplating. The electroplating system provides process determined radial and circumferential current density control and does not require changing hardware components during set up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: APPLIED Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul R. McHugh, Gregory J. Wilson, Kyle M. Hanson, John L. Klocke, Paul Van Valkenburg, Eric J. Bergman, Adam Marc McClure, Deepak Saagar Kalaikadal, Nolan Layne Zimmerman, Michael Windham, Mikael R. Borjesson
  • Publication number: 20240132490
    Abstract: Described herein are compounds of Formula (I) and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof and solvates of any of the foregoing capable of inhibiting protein kinase A and/or its mutants, pharmaceutical compositions comprising at least one of the compounds, pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, and solvates of any of the foregoing, processes for making the compounds, pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, and solvates of any of the foregoing, and methods of using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2022
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Applicant: Blueprint Medicines Corporation
    Inventors: Neil Bifulco, Joseph L. Kim, Stefanie Sandra Schalm, Kevin J. Wilson, Michael Ross Palmer
  • Publication number: 20240100325
    Abstract: A fixation component includes tines extending from a base portion of the fixation component. Each tine is elastically deformable between a pre-set position and an open position. Each tine includes a hook segment extending from a proximal end near the base portion to a distal end. Each tine also includes a distal segment extending from the distal end of the hook segment to a tissue-piercing tip. When positioned in the pre-set position, the hook segment extends along a pre-set curvature that encloses an angle between 135 degrees and 270 degrees, and the distal segment extends away from a longitudinal axis of the fixation component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Jonathan L. Kuhn, Michael P. Campbell, Vladimir Grubac, Kenneth D. Rys, Richard W. Swenson, Charles Lowell Wilson
  • Patent number: 10635985
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products to measure system re-taskability are disclosed. The methods, systems and computer program products may be used in the design of a new or redesign of an existing System of Systems (SoS). Systems re-tasking (aka substitutability or stand-in redundancy) is the process of using different systems to substitute for non-operational systems to meet required functionality, or using multi-function systems to fulfill higher-priority tasks. This ability can increase the overall operational availability of the SoS; it can also increase the adaptability and resilience of the SoS to unknown or changing conditions. The disclosed methods, systems and computer products include simulating an SoS over time, replacing systems that become non-operational (or damaged) with systems that can fulfill the same capability in order to maximize the SoS availability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignees: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC, INTERA Incorporated
    Inventors: John H. Gauthier, Nadine E. Miner, Michael L. Wilson, Dennis E. Longsine
  • Publication number: 20150112904
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products to measure the adaptability of complex systems, including systems of systems, are disclosed. The methods, systems and computer program products provide rigor and defensibility to the analysis and assessment of adaptability. As a result, systems can be designed or acquired that are intrinsically more adaptable and better able to respond to changing environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: John H. Gauthier, Nadine E. Miner, Michael L. Wilson, Gio K. Kao, Hai D. Le, Darryl J. Melander
  • Publication number: 20150112905
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products to evaluate or assess strategies for operating and designing complex systems, including systems of systems, are disclosed. The methods, systems and computer program products provide describe and evaluate the behavior of systems in real-world environments where future conditions are highly uncertain are disclosed. The present disclosure identifies a set of important strategies, a set of concomitant actions, and a set of environmental conditions that form the basis of strategic change rules. These rules can be incorporated in a simulation to modify the behavior of the simulated system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Nadine E. Miner, John H. Gauthier, Michael L. Wilson, Hai D. Le, Dennis E. Longsine
  • Publication number: 20150112906
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products to measure system re-taskability are disclosed. The methods, systems and computer program products may be used in the design of a new or redesign of an existing System of Systems (SoS). Systems re-tasking (aka substitutability or stand-in redundancy) is the process of using different systems to substitute for non-operational systems to meet required functionality, or using multi-function systems to fulfill higher-priority tasks. This ability can increase the overall operational availability of the SoS; it can also increase the adaptability and resilience of the SoS to unknown or changing conditions. The disclosed methods, systems and computer products include simulating an SoS over time, replacing systems that become non-operational (or damaged) with systems that can fulfill the same capability in order to maximize the SoS availability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: John H. Gauthier, Nadine E. Miner, Michael L. Wilson
  • Patent number: 7639725
    Abstract: A phase division multiple access (PDMA) system is provided. The PDMA system includes at least one receiver logic combiner adapted to generate a plurality of composite PN codes. Each of the plurality of composite PN codes are derived from a common composite PN code and are separated by a predetermined PN phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Inventors: Michael L. Wilson, Merle L. Keller, Vaughn L. Mower, Kent R. Bruening
  • Publication number: 20090091142
    Abstract: Doors, especially exterior doors are installed in a building long before the construction is finished. Many doors utilize multipoint lock assemblies or mortise locks, these doors typically have expensive hardware that needs to be installed in order to open, use or lock these doors. Continued use and handling of this hardware results in damage to the same. For this reason, the inventive concept includes low cost handles that can easily be installed and can be used over and over again. The low cost hardware consists of low cost handle that are passed through existing lock mechanisms within the door. The low cost handles include a grommet on one side of the door that will be inserted into an existing opening in the door as sealant against dirt and debris. Also included on the handle is a compressible tube on another side of the handle that acts to reduce any play within the temporary mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2007
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Inventor: Michael L. Wilson
  • Patent number: 7430263
    Abstract: A timing correction system for fast PN acquisition is provided. The system includes a signal sampler for testing any incoming signal and a real-time clocker coupled to the signal sampler. A parallel correlator is coupled to the real-time clocker for searching for a PN sequence and a burst detector is coupled to the parallel correlator. A chip timing corrector is coupled to the burst detector and a processor is coupled to the chip timing corrector for determining signal timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Inventors: Patricia F. Batzer, Michael L. Wilson, LaMar K. Timothy
  • Patent number: 7313164
    Abstract: A method and system is disclosed for generating and detecting variable sequence PN codes. PN-Code sequence changes based on varying interceptor threat levels are generated at a rate fast enough to avoid exploitation while maintaining a reasonable correlation search window. The PN code sequence is phase shifted by N-chips based on the severity of the threat environment. A synchronized receiver demodulates the PN encoded signal by correlating over every possible phase of the PN code sequence. The receiver includes first and second correlators and threshold detectors adapted to detect PN signals with varying PN code sequence changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Inventors: Michael L. Wilson, Randal R. Sylvester, Patricia F. Batzer
  • Patent number: 6439521
    Abstract: An apparatus for use with a baby stroller for supporting a cooling device, such as a fan or spray bottle, so as to cool a baby sitting therein. The support apparatus includes an elongate first support rod having a C-shaped clamp for coupling the first support rod to a stroller support member. The first support rod defines an elongate slot and a second C-shaped clamp movable therealong for coupling the first support member to another stroller support member. A length-adjustable support assembly is pivotally coupled to an end of the first support rod and includes telescopic sleeves. A second support rod is coupled to an upper end of the support assembly and is vertically displaced from the first support rod when the support assembly is pivotally positioned normal to the first support rod. The second support rod includes a third C-shaped clamp for snappably receiving a cooling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Inventors: Michael L. Wilson, Phyllis J. Wilson
  • Patent number: 5975142
    Abstract: A closure for a tubular member having a first surface of a first internal diameter and a second surface of an enlarged internal diameter providing a circumferential ledge, and, in the second surface an increased internal diameter circumferential slot, the closure being formed of a cylindrical plug removably positioned within the tubular member and in engagement with the circumferential ledge and an expandable snap ring having a collapsed and an expanded condition and receivable in the expanded condition within the circumferential slot to capture the plug between the circumferential ledge and the snap ring and a keeper plate of external diameter equal the internal diameter of the snap ring when the snap ring is in its expanded condition, the keeper plate being receivable within the snap ring when said snap ring is within the circumferential slot and serving to prevent dislodgement of the snap ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Assignee: TDW Delaware, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael L. Wilson
  • Patent number: 5598154
    Abstract: A set of independent pseudonoise (PN) component codes greater than two are combined in a manner which produces one or more I and Q uncorrelated orthogonal pairs of resulting combined PN sequences. At least two of the component codes in a resulting combined PN sequence are combined in a manner which produces an overall imbalance of ones and zeros in the binary expression of the resulting combined PN sequence so that the resulting composite code has a partial correlation with a predetermined one of the PN component codes. In the preferred embodiment, three component codes are combined to produce uncorrelated orthogonal pairs of composite codes wherein at least one of the pairs of composite codes is produced to have a partial correlation with one or more of the component codes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1997
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Michael L. Wilson, John W. Zscheile, Jr., Richard J. Saggio, Alan E. Lundquist
  • Patent number: 5559788
    Abstract: A transmitter is provided which simultaneously transmits waveforms such as with different data rates. These transmissions are modulated (e.g. phase modulated) onto quadrature channels of a common carrier, and are then combined. The resulting composite modulated waveform is upconverted to RF, power amplified, split and routed to separate ports for transmission. The transmitted signals are then received, downconverted and demodulated to produce the original signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1996
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: John W. Zscheile, Jr., Michael L. Wilson, Richard J. Saggio, Alan E. Lundquist
  • Patent number: 5466099
    Abstract: A cutter shell for cutting a circular opening in a metal object formed of a tubular boring portion and a head portion. The boring portion has a tubular sidewall and teeth at the forward circumferential end. The sidewall is of thickness not greater than the teeth. The head portion has an outer circumferential perimeter secured to the tubular portion rearward circumferential end, the head portion being attachable to a boring bar by which the cutter shell is rotated. A circumferential abrasive band is affixed to the exterior circumferential surface of the tubular sidewall for engagement with the wall of a hole as the hole is cut in an object by the teeth to smooth and round out the hole for improved cylindricality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1995
    Assignee: TDW Delaware, Inc.
    Inventors: James B. Sullivan, Michael L. Wilson
  • Patent number: 5464496
    Abstract: A plastic pipe butt fusion machine has a base, a clamp on the base for securing a first length of plastic pipe, a second clamp mounted on the base for securing a second length of plastic pipe to be fusion welded to the first in axial end-to-end alignment, the second clamp being moveable relative to the base, a spring positioned between the second clamp and the base so that when the spring is tension loaded the second clamp is urged in the direction toward the first clamp to thereby resiliently urge the plastic pipes held by the first and second clamps into axial abutted relationship during fusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 7, 1995
    Assignee: TDW Delaware Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Wilson, Kenneth K. Chan
  • Patent number: 5439331
    Abstract: An apparatus for tapping an opening into an existing pipeline that is under internal pressure including an elongated tapping machine body having means on one end for attachment to a pipeline, a boring bar having a rotatable feed screw therein by which the boring bar is axially positioned, and a pressure responsive valve actuated by differential pressure between the interior of a pipeline and the interior of the tapping machine body to control hydraulic pressure inside the tapping machine body to thereby counterbalance the hydraulic force applied to the boring bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1995
    Assignee: TDW Delaware, Inc.
    Inventors: Bill D. Andrew, William D. Duwe, Michael L. Wilson
  • Patent number: 5018170
    Abstract: A novel digital variable rate clock synthesizer is provided with a novel fractional-N digital phase locked loop. The all digital phase locked loop employs a digital input signal to a phase comparator which has a second input coupled to a digital control oscillator through a divide by N or a divide N+1 circuit. The digital output of the phase comparator is coupled to an error accumulating circuit which has a phase correction input signal from a fractional register and an associated accumulator. The output from the error accumulator is coupled to a pair of detectors for generating phase and frequency error detection signals which are digitally coupled to the control input of the digital control oscillator to provide a variable frequency output selected by the value of N and N+1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1991
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventor: Michael L. Wilson
  • Patent number: 4319637
    Abstract: A well tool such as a multiple string tubing hanger is installed remotely with the aid of a handling tool which has a hydraulically actuated component and a locator device movable between a retracted inactive position and an extended position in which the locator device engages in a locator slot in a surrounding member to orient the well tool in a predetermined rotational position relative to the surrounding member, a pressure fluid conduit of the handling tool being connected to the hydraulically actuated component and a valve associated with the locator device in parallel so that full pressure on the hydraulically actuated component cannot be built up except when the locator key is in its extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1982
    Assignee: Armco Inc.
    Inventor: Michael L. Wilson