Patents by Inventor Michael Munroe

Michael Munroe 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: 10367484
    Abstract: A phase generation circuit is disclosed. The circuit includes a ramp generation circuit arranged to generate a ramp signal in synchronization with a synchronization clock signal. A phase selection circuit generates a reference signal in response to a phase selection signal. A comparator has a first input terminal coupled to receive the ramp signal and a second input terminal coupled to receive the reference signal. The comparator produces a phase clock signal at an output terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Mingyue Zhao, Jiwei Fan, Michael Munroe
  • Patent number: 10218144
    Abstract: A method of bonding an RE:XAB gain medium to a heat spreader includes using a bonding solution of sodium silicate with concentration of sodium silicate is Na2O at 21.2% and SiO2 at 53% with PH>=11 mixed with nano-pure water in a 1:1 ration. Applying the bonding solution onto either a surface of the RE:XAB or a surface of the heat spreader, aligning the RE:XAB and the heat spreader, applying pressure to draw the surfaces of the RE:XAB gain medium and the heat spreader together thereby uniformly spreading the bonding solution; and then curing the bonding solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: LadarSystems
    Inventors: Michael Munroe, Edward Whitney Elliott, III, George Williams
  • Publication number: 20180369636
    Abstract: A multi-purpose home workout device. The device comprises a resistive weight with an open channel designed to allow an axle to pass therethrough, such that the axle is operably connected to a wheel, and an outer frame. The outer frame further includes a pair of bracer arms designed to receive the axle and to redistribute the weight of a user across the outer frame. The wheel includes an open interior space and is positioned between the bracer arms such that the resistive weight can rest on the axle within the interior space. Furthermore, the orientation of the wheel and the outer frame allow both to rotate about the axle without interfering with one another's movement. As such the outer frame is predisposed to tilting at non-horizontal angles when in use, and thereby forces a user to train their balance, strength and coordination simultaneously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventor: Jack Michael Munroe
  • Publication number: 20180219351
    Abstract: A method of bonding an RE:XAB gain medium to a heat spreader includes using a bonding solution of sodium silicate with concentration of sodium silicate is Na2O at 21.2% and SiO2 at 53% with PH>=11 mixed with nano-pure water in a 1:1 ration. Applying the bonding solution onto either a surface of the RE:XAB or a surface of the heat spreader, aligning the RE:XAB and the heat spreader, applying pressure to draw the surfaces of the RE:XAB gain medium and the heat spreader together thereby uniformly spreading the bonding solution; and then curing the bonding solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Munroe, Edward Whitney Elliott, III, George Williams
  • Publication number: 20180034450
    Abstract: A phase generation circuit is disclosed. The circuit includes a ramp generation circuit arranged to generate a ramp signal in synchronization with a synchronization clock signal. A phase selection circuit generates a reference signal in response to a phase selection signal. A comparator has a first input terminal coupled to receive the ramp signal and a second input terminal coupled to receive the reference signal. The comparator produces a phase clock signal at an output terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Mingyue Zhao, Jiwei Fan, Michael Munroe
  • Patent number: 7433603
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention includes a network hub having an active optical encoder where the network hub is to generate a plurality of addressed optical data signals, each having a common carrier wavelength and a different address corresponding to a network node coupled to the network hub. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Alan Johnson, Michael Munroe, Eric Maniloff, Shasi Raval
  • Publication number: 20060210491
    Abstract: The present invention provides a flavoured product comprising four or more flavour materials having antimicrobial properties and selected from the group comprising nonanol, decanol, nonanal, decanal, amyl propionate, anethole synthetic, anisic aldehyde, basil oil, benzyl benzoate, benzyl butyrate, benzyl formate, camomile oil, cinnamic aldehyde, cis-3-hexenol, clove bud oil, damascone, ethyl acetoacetate, eucalyptus oil, ginger, isoamyl acetate, menthol laevo, methyl cinnamate, methyl salicylate, orange oil, rosemary oil, tarragon, Tea Tree oil, and peppermint oil; and one or more antimicrobial agents selected from the group comprising triclosan, pyrophosphates, zinc salts, cetylpyridinium chloride, parabens, stannous salts, sodium dodecyl sulphate, chlorhexidine, copper salts, strontium salts, peroxides and sanguinarine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2004
    Publication date: September 21, 2006
    Inventors: John Behan, David Bradshaw, Jonathan Richards, Michael Munroe
  • Publication number: 20060165863
    Abstract: The present invention provides a flavour composition which is a mixture of flavour materials, characterised in that the flavour composition comprises at least 8% by weight of the total weight of the flavour composition of ingredients selected from the following groups of flavour materials: (a) at least 0.5% by weight of the flavour composition of one or more of the following: a peppermint oil comprising 1-isopropylidene-4-methyl-2-cyclohexanone in an amount from 1% to 4% by weight, 5-methyl-2-(1-methylethyl)-1-cyclohexanone in an amount from 8% to 13% by weight and less than 0.5% by weight of eucalyptol; a spearmint oil comprising less than 70% by weight of carvone and at least 14% by weight of limonene; or mixtures thereof; and (b) at least 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2004
    Publication date: July 27, 2006
    Inventors: John Behan, David Bradshaw, Jonathan Richards, Michael Munroe, Tony Minhas, Paula Cawkill
  • Publication number: 20060153958
    Abstract: A flavour composition comprising at least two flavour materials selected from the following Group (a) materials: decanol, nonanol, decanal, anethole synthetic, cardamom oil, cinnamic aldehyde, ionone alpha, origanum, tarragon, thymol; and at least one flavour material selected from the following Group (b) materials: nonanal, Aniseed rectified, basil oil, camomile oil, citral, clove bud oil, Damascone F, ginger, Tea Tree Pure, peppermint oil of natural origin. The compositions may reduce or prevent dental caries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2004
    Publication date: July 13, 2006
    Inventors: John Behan, David Bradshaw, Jonathan Richards, Michael Munroe
  • Publication number: 20060153959
    Abstract: A flavour composition comprises at least 0.5% by weight of one or more of the following group A materials: cinnamic aldehyde, basil oil, tarragon, cis-3-hexenyl acetate, cis-3hexenol, orange oil, lime, citral, and damascone; and at least 3% by weight of one or more of the following group B materials: anethole synthetic, alcohol C10, eucalyptol, methyl salicylate, clove bud oil, carvone laevo, benzyl benzoate, thymol, benzaldehyde, benzyl formate, ethyl salicylate, eucalyptus oil, ionone alpha, iso amyl acetate, rosemary oil, cardamom oil, ginger, eugenol, camomile oil, spearmint, and peppermint. These materials have been identified as being capable of inhibiting the growth of Porphyromonas gingivalis or the protease (arg-gingipain) activity of Porphyromonas gingivalis, and so to possess hitherto unappreciated antimicrobial properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2004
    Publication date: July 13, 2006
    Inventors: John Behan, David Bradshaw, Jonathan Richards, Michael Munroe
  • Publication number: 20050231804
    Abstract: A structure (i.e. a segmented grating) which applies a designated complex-valued spectral filtering function to the input optical field and emits a filtered version of the input field in an output direction and a method for making such a structure. The segmented gratings fabricated in accordance with the present invention consist of a series of spatially distinct subgratings arrayed end to end. Each subgrating possesses a periodic array of diffraction structures (lines or more general elements).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2005
    Publication date: October 20, 2005
    Inventors: Thomas Mossberg, Michael Munroe, Anders Grunnet-Jepsen, Alan Johnson, Eric Maniloff
  • Publication number: 20050225861
    Abstract: A structure (i.e. a segmented grating) which applies a designated complex-valued spectral filtering function to the input optical field and emits a filtered version of the input field in an output direction and a method for making such a structure. The segmented gratings fabricated in accordance with the present invention consist of a series of spatially distinct subgratings arrayed end to end. Each subgrating possesses a periodic array of diffraction structures (lines or more general elements).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2005
    Publication date: October 13, 2005
    Inventors: Thomas Mossberg, Michael Munroe, Anders Grunnet-Jepsen, Alan Johnson, Eric Maniloff
  • Publication number: 20050225860
    Abstract: A structure (i.e. a segmented grating) which applies a designated complex-valued spectral filtering function to the input optical field and emits a filtered version of the input field in an output direction and a method for making such a structure. The segmented gratings fabricated in accordance with the present invention consist of a series of spatially distinct subgratings arrayed end to end. Each subgrating possesses a periodic array of diffraction structures (lines or more general elements).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2005
    Publication date: October 13, 2005
    Inventors: Thomas Mossberg, Michael Munroe, Anders Grunnet-Jepsen, Alan Johnson, Eric Maniloff
  • Patent number: 6782204
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are contemplated for sharing optical sources in an optical network, which typically reduces the number of optical sources needed to operate the optical network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Mahi Networks
    Inventors: Mark Thomas, Michael Munroe
  • Publication number: 20040126113
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention includes a network hub having an active optical encoder and network nodes having passive decoders coupled to the network hub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2002
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Inventors: Alan Johnson, Michael Munroe, Eric Maniloff, Shashi Raval
  • Patent number: 6429974
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are contemplated for dropping and adding a user-chosen wavelength sub-band in a band of wavelengths. Methods and apparatus are contemplated for separating and dropping individual wavelengths from a wavelength sub-band, and adding the individual wavelengths back to the wavelength sub-band. An OADM is contemplated that combines a wide-band OADM stage and a narrow-band OADM stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Assignee: Mahi Networks
    Inventors: Mark Thomas, Michael Munroe
  • Patent number: 6314220
    Abstract: A waveguide that is operative to produce a reflected optical signal having a spectral profile corresponding to a product of a spectral profile of an input optical signal and a predetermined complex-valued spectral filtering function wherein the waveguide includes a plurality of spatially distinct subgratings each possessing a periodic array of diffraction elements. The subgratings are situated and configured based on the predetermined complex-valued spectral filtering function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2001
    Assignee: Templex Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Mossberg, Michael Munroe, Anders Grunnet-Jepsen, John Sweetser
  • Patent number: 6292282
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for optical communication are disclosed. An optical data stream is encoded to produce an optical data stream having a predetermined time-wavelength spectrum. Two or more encoded data streams are combined in a transmission medium (e.g., optical fiber) and the combined data stream is decoded with decoders corresponding to the encoding of the data streams, producing decoded outputs. The decoded outputs include a portion corresponding to a selected data stream as well as a portion corresponding to unselected data streams (crosstalk). A nonlinear detector receives the decoded outputs and rejects crosstalk. Coders produce temporal delays and phase shifts specified by a time-wavelength code for, the spectral components of an input optical signal. Some coders convert optical signals encoded with a first time-wavelength code into an output corresponding to a second time-wavelength code. Temporal delays and phase shifts can be selected to compensate for dispersion in a transmission medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2001
    Assignee: Templex Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Mossberg, Anders Grunnet-Jepsen, John N. Sweetser, Michael Munroe
  • Patent number: 6160656
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for the recognition of an optical signal that is encoded with a specified temporal pattern. Nonlinear optical interactions and time-integrating optical detectors are used to identify temporally short correlation peaks in an optical signal in an optical communication system without temporally resolving the correlation signal. The apparatus includes means for decoding an encoded optical waveform, a time-integrating nonlinear detection system, a time-integrating linear detection system for proper normalization, and thresholding electronics that produce voltage pulses corresponding to the presence of specified waveforms at the detector input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Assignee: Templex Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Mossberg, Michael Munroe, Anders Grunnet-Jepsen, John Sweetser