Patents by Inventor Richard MacKay

Richard MacKay 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: 20200296509
    Abstract: An integrated circuit for digital signal routing. The integrated circuit has analog and digital inputs and outputs, including digital interfaces for connection to other integrated circuits. Inputs, including the digital interfaces, act as data sources. Outputs, including the digital interfaces, act as data destinations. The integrated circuit also includes signal processing blocks, which can act as data sources and data destinations. Signal routing is achieved by means of a multiply-accumulate block, which takes data from one or more data source and, after any required scaling, generates output data for a data destination. Data from a data source is buffered for an entire period of a data sample clock so that the multiply-accumulate block can retrieve the data at any point in the period, and output data of the multiply-accumulate block is buffered for an entire period of the data sample clock so that the data destination can retrieve the data at any point in the period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Graeme G. Mackay, Jonathan Timothy Wigner, Gordon Richard McLeod
  • Patent number: 10728654
    Abstract: An integrated circuit for digital signal routing. The integrated circuit has analog and digital inputs and outputs, including digital interfaces for connection to other integrated circuits. Inputs, including the digital interfaces, act as data sources. Outputs, including the digital interfaces, act as data destinations. The integrated circuit also includes signal processing blocks, which can act as data sources and data destinations. Signal routing is achieved by means of a multiply-accumulate block, which takes data from one or more data source and, after any required scaling, generates output data for a data destination. Data from a data source is buffered for an entire period of a data sample clock so that the multiply-accumulate block can retrieve the data at any point in the period, and output data of the multiply-accumulate block is buffered for an entire period of the data sample clock so that the data destination can retrieve the data at any point in the period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Cirrus Logic, Inc.
    Inventors: Graeme Gordon Mackay, Jonathan Timothy Wigner, Gordon Richard McLeod
  • Publication number: 20200175222
    Abstract: A system and a method use an application on a mobile device to transfer internet media content to a rendering device in a home network. The application may use an HTML rendering engine to display a web page to a user of the mobile device, and the web page may have controls for accessing the internet media content. The application may receive a user interaction signal which may indicate that a user invoked one of the controls for accessing the internet media content. In response, the application may initiate transfer of the internet media content to the rendering device in the home network and/or may queue the internet media content for later playback using the rendering device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Greg Sherwood, James J. Kosmach, Osama Al-Shaykh, Richard June, Eva MacKay
  • Patent number: 10558735
    Abstract: A system and a method use an application on a mobile device to transfer internet media content to a rendering device in a home network. The application may use an HTML rendering engine to display a web page to a user of the mobile device, and the web page may have controls for accessing the internet media content. The application may receive a user interaction signal which may indicate that a user invoked one of the controls for accessing the internet media content. In response, the application may initiate transfer of the internet media content to the rendering device in the home network and/or may queue the internet media content for later playback using the rendering device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Greg Sherwood, James J. Kosmach, Osama Al-Shaykh, Richard June, Eva MacKay
  • Patent number: 10543173
    Abstract: Biochars and methods for treating biochars are provided that are useful in various applications, including, but not limited to, applications related to the raising, care, maintenance, disease prevention, disease treatment and odor control of animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Cool Planet Energy System, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Wilson Belcher, Ranko Panayotov Bontchev, Han Suk Kim, Gregory Dean Butler, Brian Buege, Juliette MacKay
  • Publication number: 20190375690
    Abstract: Biochars and methods for treating biochars are provided that are useful in various applications, including, but not limited to, applications related to the raising, care, maintenance, disease prevention, disease treatment and odor control of animals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: Cool Planet Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Wilson Belcher, Ranko Panayotov Bontchev, Han Suk Kim, Gregory Dean Butler, Brian Buege, Juliette MacKay
  • Patent number: 8505862
    Abstract: A quick-release retainer bracket for mounting objects to a platform, has a base plate enclosing a pocket in a center thereof, and a pair of retainer plates positionable on top of said base plate on opposed sides thereof, the base plate and retainer plates mountable on a platform with the retainer plates moveable over the base plate from a retracted position in which the retainer plates are partially overlapping a pocket to an extended region in which the retainer plates do not overlap the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventors: Cameron Richard MacKay, Yuerong Wang, Harley Edward Kelsey
  • Patent number: 8491861
    Abstract: A process is disclosed for the preparation of electroactive cathode compounds useful in lithium-ion batteries, comprising exothermic mixing of low-cost precursors and calcination under appropriate conditions. The exothermic step may be a spontaneous flameless combustion reaction. The disclosed process can be used to prepare any lithium metal phosphate or lithium mixed metal phosphate as a high surface area single phase compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Eltron Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl Evenson, Richard Mackay
  • Publication number: 20130153821
    Abstract: A process is disclosed for the preparation of electroactive cathode compounds useful in lithium-ion batteries, comprising exothermic mixing of low-cost precursors and calcination under appropriate conditions. The exothermic step may be a spontaneous flameless combustion reaction. The disclosed process can be used to prepare any lithium metal phosphate or lithium mixed metal phosphate as a high surface area single phase compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: ELTRON RESEARCH, INC.
    Inventors: Carl Evenson, Richard Mackay
  • Publication number: 20120067836
    Abstract: A quick-release retainer bracket for mounting objects to a platform, has a base plate enclosing a pocket in a center thereof, and a pair of retainer plates positionable on top of said base plate on opposed sides thereof, the base plate and retainer plates mountable on a platform with the retainer plates moveable over the base plate from a retracted position in which the retainer plates are partially overlapping a pocket to an extended region in which the retainer plates do not overlap the pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventors: Cameron Richard MacKay, Yuerong Wang, Harley Edward Kelsey
  • Patent number: 7001446
    Abstract: This invention provides hydrogen-permeable membranes for separation of hydrogen from hydrogen-containing gases. The membranes are multi-layer having a central hydrogen-permeable layer with one or more catalyst layers, barrier layers, and/or protective layers. The invention also relates to membrane reactors employing the hydrogen-permeable membranes of the invention and to methods for separation of hydrogen from a hydrogen-containing gas using the membranes and reactors. The reactors of this invention can be combined with additional reactor systems for direct use of the separated hydrogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: Eltron Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Shane E. Roark, Richard MacKay, Michael V. Mundschau
  • Publication number: 20040129135
    Abstract: This invention provides hydrogen-permeable membranes for separation of hydrogen from hydrogen-containing gases. The membranes are multi-layer having a central hydrogen-permeable layer with one or more catalyst layers, barrier layers, and/or protective layers. The invention also relates to membrane reactors employing the hydrogen-permeable membranes of the invention and to methods for separation hydrogen from a hydrogen-containing gas using the membranes and reactors. The reactors of this invention can be combined with additional reactor systems for direct use of the separated hydrogen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Inventors: Shane E. Roark, Richard Mackay, Michael V. Mundschau
  • Patent number: 6641626
    Abstract: The invention relates to mixed phase materials for the preparation of catalytic membranes which exhibit ionic and electronic conduction and which exhibit improved mechanical strength compared to single phase ionic and electronic conducting materials. The mixed phase materials are useful for forming gas impermeable membranes either as dense ceramic membranes or as dense thin films coated onto porous substrates. The membranes and materials of this invention are useful in catalytic membrane reactors in a variety of applications including synthesis gas production. One or more crystalline second phases are present in the mixed phase material at a level sufficient to enhance the mechanical strength of the mixture to provide membranes for practical application in CMRs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Assignee: Eltron Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Pamela Van Calcar, Richard Mackay, Anthony F. Sammells
  • Patent number: 6592782
    Abstract: Metal oxides particularly useful for the manufacture of catalytic membranes for gas-phase oxygen separation processes having the formula: AxA′x′A″2-(x+x′)ByFey′B″2-(y+y′)O5+z where: x and x′ are greater than 0; y and y′ are greater than 0; x+x′ is equal to 2; y+y′ is less than or equal to 2; z is a number that makes the metal oxide charge neutral; A is an element selected from the lanthanide elements; A′ is an element selected from Be, Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba and Ra; A″ is an element selected from the f block lanthanides, Be, Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba and Ra; B is an element selected from the group consisting of Al, Ga, In or mixtures thereof and B″ is Co or Mg, with the exception that when B″ is Mg, A′ and A″ are not Mg. The metal oxides are useful for preparation of dense membranes which may be formed from dense thin films of the mixed metal oxide on a porous metal oxide element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Assignee: Eltron Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard MacKay, Michael Schwartz, Anthony F. Sammells
  • Publication number: 20030037488
    Abstract: The invention relates to mixed phase materials for the preparation of catalytic membranes which exhibit ionic and electronic conduction and which exhibit improved mechanical strength compared to single phase ionic and electronic conducting materials. The mixed phase materials are useful for forming gas impermeable membranes either as dense ceramic membranes or as dense thin films coated onto porous substrates. The membranes and materials of this invention are useful in catalytic membrane reactors in a variety of applications including synthesis gas production. One or more crystalline second phases are present in the mixed phase material at a level sufficient to enhance the mechanical strength of the mixture to provide membranes for practical application in CMRs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2002
    Publication date: February 27, 2003
    Inventors: Pamela Van Calcar, Richard Mackay, Anthony F. Sammells
  • Patent number: 6471921
    Abstract: The invention relates to mixed phase materials for the preparation of catalytic membranes which exhibit ionic and electronic conduction and which exhibit improved mechanical strength compared to single phase ionic and electronic conducting materials. The mixed phase materials are useful for forming gas impermeable membranes either as dense ceramic membranes or as dense thin films coated onto porous substrates. The membranes and materials of this invention are useful in catalytic membrane reactors in a variety of applications including synthesis gas production. One or more crystalline second phases are present in the mixed phase material at a level sufficient to enhance the mechanical strength of the mixture to provide membranes for practical application in CMRs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: Eltron Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Pamela Van Calcar, Richard Mackay, Anthony F. Sammells
  • Publication number: 20020048539
    Abstract: An ozone generator to produce highly pure ozone gas which uses ordinary water for the low voltage electrode and for directly cooling the glass dielectric and utilizing a high frequency resonant circuit and a threaded rod high voltage electrode of which the pitch and depth can be varied to improve performance efficiency and reliability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2001
    Publication date: April 25, 2002
    Inventor: Richard MacKay
  • Publication number: 20020022568
    Abstract: Ceramics of the composition:
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2001
    Publication date: February 21, 2002
    Inventors: Richard Mackay, Anthony F. Sammells
  • Publication number: 20010002990
    Abstract: Metal oxides particularly useful for the manufacture of catalytic membranes for gas-phase oxygen separation processes having the formula:
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2000
    Publication date: June 7, 2001
    Inventors: Richard MacKay, Michael Schwartz, Anthony F. Sammells
  • Patent number: 6165431
    Abstract: This invention provides mixed conducting metal oxides particularly useful for the manufacture of catalytic membranes for gas-phase oxygen separation processes. The materials of this invention have the general formula:A.sub.x A'.sub.x A".sub.2-(x+x') B.sub.y B'.sub.y B".sub.2-(y+y') O.sub.5+z ;wherex and x' are greater than 0;y and y' are greater than 0;x+x' is less than or equal to 2;y+y' is less than or equal to 2;z is a number that makes the metal oxide charge neutral;A is an element selected from the f block lanthanide elements; A' is an element selected from Be, Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba and Ra;A" is an element selected from the f block lanthanides or Be, Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba and Ra; B is an element selected from the group consisting of Al, Ga, In or mixtures thereof; andB' and B" are different elements and are independently selected from the group of elements Mg or the d-block transition elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Assignee: Eltron Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Mackay, Michael Schwartz, Anthony F. Sammells