Patents by Inventor Michael Traynor

Michael Traynor 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: 10886224
    Abstract: A tap cell configured to enable electrical connection from a buried power rail of an integrated circuit to a power distribution network includes. The tap cell includes a buried power rail layer including VDD and VSS power supply lines, insulating layers and metal layers alternately arranged on the buried power rail layer, a first power supply interconnect in metal layer M1 or higher electrically coupled to the VDD power supply line, and a second power supply interconnect in metal layer M1 or higher electrically connected to the VSS power supply line. The first power supply interconnect and the second power supply interconnect are configured to be electrically connected to the power distribution network, and the VDD and VSS power supply lines are configured to supply power from the power distribution network to the buried power rail of the integrated circuit. The tap cell is free of any active semiconductor devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Vassilios Gerousis, Rwik Sengupta, Joon Goo Hong, Kevin Michael Traynor
  • Publication number: 20200373241
    Abstract: A tap cell configured to enable electrical connection from a buried power rail of an integrated circuit to a power distribution network includes. The tap cell includes a buried power rail layer including VDD and VSS power supply lines, insulating layers and metal layers alternately arranged on the buried power rail layer, a first power supply interconnect in metal layer M1 or higher electrically coupled to the VDD power supply line, and a second power supply interconnect in metal layer M1 or higher electrically connected to the VSS power supply line. The first power supply interconnect and the second power supply interconnect are configured to be electrically connected to the power distribution network, and the VDD and VSS power supply lines are configured to supply power from the power distribution network to the buried power rail of the integrated circuit. The tap cell is free of any active semiconductor devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Vassilios Gerousis, Rwik Sengupta, Joon Goo Hong, Kevin Michael Traynor
  • Patent number: 10737817
    Abstract: A robotic handling apparatus includes a vertical motion mechanism and a first arm member connected to the vertical motion mechanism. The first arm member is movable in a vertical direction by the vertical motion mechanism. The robotic handling apparatus includes a second arm member connected to the vertical motion mechanism via the first arm member, and a first drive unit configured to drive the second arm member to pivot about a first axis. An end effector is connected to the second arm to transfer an article from a first position to a second position by the motion of the vertical motion mechanism, first arm member, and second arm member, the first arm member being mounted to a side of the vertical motion mechanism relative to the vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: YASKAWA AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: John Charles Rogers, Hiroyuki Handa, John D. Payne, Carl Michael Traynor
  • Publication number: 20180086489
    Abstract: A robotic handling apparatus includes a vertical motion mechanism and a first arm member connected to the vertical motion mechanism. The first arm member is movable in a vertical direction by the vertical motion mechanism. The robotic handling apparatus includes a second arm member connected to the vertical motion mechanism via the first arm member, and a first drive unit configured to drive the second arm member to pivot about a first axis. An end effector is connected to the second arm to transfer an article from a first position to a second position by the motion of the vertical motion mechanism, first arm member, and second arm member, the first arm member being mounted to a side of the vertical motion mechanism relative to the vertical direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: YASKAWA AMERICA INC.
    Inventors: John Charles ROGERS, Carl Michael TRAYNOR
  • Publication number: 20180012789
    Abstract: A robotic apparatus for transporting a workpiece includes a first arm that pivots about a first axis and a second arm that is pivotably connected to the first arm. The second arm has a surface upon which the workpiece can be received. A first drive unit of the robotic apparatus drives the first arm member to pivot about the first axis. The robotic apparatus includes a controller that controls the first drive unit to move the surface of the second arm member to transport the workpiece. The control unit also controls the first drive unit such that the surface is not moved at an acceleration value that exceeds a predetermined acceleration limit during the transport of the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Hiroyuki HANDA, John D. PAYNE, John Charles ROGERS, Carl Michael TRAYNOR
  • Patent number: 7447146
    Abstract: A method of error protection. In one embodiment, the method of error protection consists of detecting an error during communication between nodes in a network. The nodes are separated by a link in the network. Further communication between the nodes is blocked in response to the detected error. The blocked communication is then unblocked, provided the communicating nodes have resolved the detected error. The unblocking of communication re-enables communication between the nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: David N. Goldberg, Michael Traynor
  • Publication number: 20050171894
    Abstract: The herein described system and methods encompass a tradable (e.g., exchange-listed) instrument that represents an interest in a fund asset (e.g., an underlying currency). In an illustrative implementation, the interest in the fund asset can be purchased (or sold) against units of another currency and can function as a tradable instrument (e.g., the tradable instrument can reflect the relative value of pairs (or groups) of currencies). In an illustrative practice of the herein described systems and methods, a trust can be formed whose underlying investment can consist of demand deposits denominated in a selected currency (e.g., euros ()). The trust can operate to receive an investment amount in a first currency (e.g., euros) and provide shares (or trust receipts) having a value in a second currency (e.g., U.S. dollars). The shares (or receipts) of the trust can be listed, quoted, and traded on a trading system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2004
    Publication date: August 4, 2005
    Inventor: Michael Traynor
  • Publication number: 20040167849
    Abstract: A security and its transaction are provided. In an illustrative implementation, a plurality of securities are provided that are aggregated/combined according to at least one instruction set to form a bundled instrument security. The illustrative implementation provides that, in practice, the exemplary bundled instrument security may be transacted at a bundled price. Furthermore, the implementation provides that the bundled price be derived from the price of the plurality of securities and a selected multiple value and/or security feature. The illustrative implementation further provides that options may be made available and/or transacted on the bundled instrument security.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2004
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Inventors: Jeffrey Yass, Thomas Kennedy, Michael Traynor, Todd Silverberg
  • Publication number: 20030115516
    Abstract: A method of error protection. In one embodiment, the method of error protection consists of detecting an error during communication between nodes in a network. The nodes are separated by a link in the network. Further communication between the nodes is blocked in response to the detected error. The blocked communication is then unblocked, provided the communicating nodes have resolved the detected error. The unblocking of communication re-enables communication between the nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2001
    Publication date: June 19, 2003
    Inventors: David N. Goldberg, Michael Traynor
  • Publication number: 20020007278
    Abstract: This invention is for a system and a process that will allow people to use a wireless phone or a wireline telephone to activate and control remote appliances using their spoken voice. The system is comprised of four operating networks: the speech activated control network, the caller's network, the administrative network and the appliance network. A caller initially registers with the speech activated control network to provide voice sample, credit information and assigned PIN. Thereafter, a caller can call the system to selectively instruct the system to perform a specific function by one of the appliances within the appliance network, such as setting a particular appliance in motion or making a purchase from one of the preprogrammed appliances, including effecting secured payments for the transaction. The administrative network maintains data relating to the user as well as the individual remote appliances and the manufacturers of these appliances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2001
    Publication date: January 17, 2002
    Inventor: Michael Traynor