Patents by Inventor Michael S. Story

Michael S. Story 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: 20210103480
    Abstract: A method for distributed processing includes receiving an idle time and at least one task execution characteristic corresponding to each respective processor of a plurality of processors, wherein at least one processor of the plurality of processors is remotely located from other processors of the plurality of processors. The method also includes identifying a target processor of the plurality of processors to execute a task based on the idle time and the at least one task execution characteristic of the target processor. The method also includes communicating, to the target processor, a task request requesting the target processor execute the task and, in response to receiving a communication from the target processor indicating acceptance of the task, communicating, to the target processor, instructions for executing the task.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Michael R. Story, Keyur R. Patel, Farhad Bolourchi, Joachim J. Klesing, Mariam S. George, Peter D. Schmitt, Larry J. Wilson
  • Patent number: 5352890
    Abstract: There is described a method of operating an ion trap mass spectrometer. The method is carried out by trapping ions of selected masses in a three-dimensional field and then generating at least two fields in said trap having different frequencies to excite multiple trapped ions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1994
    Assignees: University of Florida, Finnigan Corporation
    Inventors: Jodie V. Johnson, Randall E. Pedder, Richard A. Yost, Michael S. Story
  • Patent number: 5171991
    Abstract: Disclosed is quadrupole ion trap mass spectrometer of the type including a ring electrode and end caps defining a trap volume and including means for introducing sample ion into the ion trap and means for applying voltages to the electrodes. Further included are means for applying two resonant excitation waveforms at two different frequencies and two different voltages between the end cap electrodes to simultaneously excite multiple ions in the ion trap volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1992
    Assignee: Finnigan Corporation
    Inventors: Jodie V. Johnson, Randall E. Pedder, Richard A. Yost, Michael S. Story
  • Patent number: 5075547
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to a quadrupole ion trap mass spectrometer and method of operation and more particularly to an ion trap mass spectrometer in which pulses of energy of predetermined frequencies are applied across the end caps to independently and sequentially excite ions of different masses trapped in the ion trap to perform parent scanning, neutral loss scanning and selected reaction monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1991
    Assignees: Finnigan Corporation, University of Florida
    Inventors: Jodie V. Johnson, Randall E. Pedder, Richard A. Yost, Michael S. Story
  • Patent number: 4816675
    Abstract: An unbalanced radio frequency voltage is supplied between two pairs of conductive rods of a quadrupole mass filter of a mass spectrometer system. Means are provided for d.c. voltage polarity reversal for monitoring positive and negative ions. The d.c. voltage is derived by rectification of the radio frequency voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1989
    Assignee: Finnigan Corporation
    Inventors: William J. Fies, Michael S. Story
  • Patent number: 4536652
    Abstract: In a hybrid mass spectrometer, a high-energy collision chamber (8) is arranged in a field-free region (12) which, in the direction of travel of the ions, is located after the first stage (1 to 6). A lens arrangement (9) serves for decelerating daughter ions of different energies to a fixed energy, and preferably at the same time also for shaping the ion beam. Preferably, the hybrid mass spectrometer is of BEQQ configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1985
    Assignee: Finnigan Mat GmbH
    Inventors: Graham Cooks, Michael S. Story, Gerhard Jung, Peter Dobberstein
  • Patent number: 4214160
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for programming the ion energy of ions being analyzed by a quadruple mass spectrometer where the axis potential applied to the quadruple rods is caused to vary in synchronism with a mass scan in order that the ions of each mass being analyzed may transit the quadruple with the most advantageous energy for proper analysis (that is, with substantially equal velocities) and the application of the ion scan voltage will not distort the fringing field at the entrance to the quadrupole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1980
    Assignee: Finnigan Corporation
    Inventors: William J. Fies, Ronald D. Smith, John R. Reeher, Michael S. Story
  • Patent number: 4081222
    Abstract: In a vacuum system a baffle-valve acts first as a baffle to reduce the backstreaming of a diffusion pump fluid into the main vacuum chamber being evacuated and secondly it can be used as a valve to provide complete isolation between the diffusion pump and the vacuum chamber. This enables the chamber to be open for service work while the diffusion pump is kept operating for rapid pump down. The foregoing dual use of the baffle/valve increases pumping efficiency because of higher conductance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1978
    Assignee: Finnigan Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald D. Smith, Steven B. Frankel, John R. Reeher, Michael S. Story
  • Patent number: 4075479
    Abstract: In a mass spectrometer a focusing ion lens system effectively separates charged from neutral particles by forming a potential well along the axis from the ionizing region to the mass analyzer by the use of a gridded lens system. The grids by the use of a high-low voltage combination form the potential well while at the same time allowing nonselected neutral particles to pass through the grid. Thus, the system is very effective for relatively high pressure ionizing regions where a large amount of neutral particles are generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1976
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1978
    Assignee: Finnigan Corporation
    Inventors: John R. Reeher, Michael S. Story, Ronald D. Smith
  • Patent number: 4032782
    Abstract: A method of selecting a material for the construction of a multipole mass filter that is temperature stable or in other words, the R.sub.o parameter remains invariant with change in temperature. The coefficients of thermal expansion of the quadrupole rods and mounting structure are chosen so that a constant ratio of the two is provided which in turn is determined by the geometrical construction of the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1977
    Assignee: Finnigan Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald D. Smith, William J. Fies, John R. Reeher, Michael S. Story