Patents by Inventor THOMAS MAGILL

THOMAS MAGILL 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: 10541044
    Abstract: Providing efficient handling of memory array failures in processor-based systems is disclosed. In this regard, in one aspect, a memory controller of a processor-based device is configured to detect a defect within a memory element of a plurality of memory elements of a memory array. In response, a disable register of one or more disable registers is set to correspond to the memory element to indicate that the memory element is disabled. The memory controller receives a memory access request to a memory address corresponding to the memory element, and determines, based on one or more disable registers, whether the memory element is disabled. If so, the memory controller disallows the memory access request. Some aspects may provide that the memory controller, in response to detecting the defect, provides a failure indication to an executing process, and subsequently receives, from the executing process, a request to set the disable register.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Thomas Philip Speier, Viren Ramesh Patel, Michael Phan, Manish Garg, Kevin Magill, Paul Steinmetz, Clint Mumford, Kshitiz Saxena
  • Patent number: 10337478
    Abstract: A fuel injector includes a collar, which may be formed of a porous, sintered material, the collar being located around the needle and allowing a restricted fluid pathway, such as orifices through the collar, between first and second volumes of fuel, the collar being located in a section of the nozzle body which has a greater cross-sectional area than the rest of the bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES IP LIMITED
    Inventors: Ian Whyte, David J. Lane, Thomas Magill
  • Publication number: 20170335813
    Abstract: A fuel injector includes a collar, which may be formed of a porous, sintered material, the collar being located around the needle and allowing a restricted fluid pathway, such as orifices through the collar, between first and second volumes of fuel, the collar being located in a section of the nozzle body which has a greater cross-sectional area than the rest of the bore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Ian Whyte, David J. Lane, Thomas Magill
  • Publication number: 20150316012
    Abstract: A pump unit for a fuel injection system is disclosed. The pump unit has a low pressure fuel supply line and a high pressure fuel outlet. A pumping chamber having a plunger is operable to perform a pumping cycle comprising a pumping stroke and a filling stroke. The pump unit also includes an inlet valve having an inlet valve member movable between an open position for permitting the supply of fuel to the pumping chamber from the low pressure fuel supply line and a closed position for inhibiting the supply of fuel from the pumping chamber to the low pressure supply line. An outlet valve is provided in the high pressure fuel outlet. The pump unit also includes means for coupling the plunger to the inlet valve member. The present application also relates to a method of operating a pump unit; and a valve for a fuel injection system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventor: THOMAS MAGILL
  • Patent number: 4283682
    Abstract: An improved decision feedback phase lock loop having an erasure zone detector and a feedback loop interrupting switch responsive to the output of the erasure zone detector which cooperate to eliminate from the feedback loop those error signals corresponding to detected data falling within certain predetermined regions of the encoding constellation. The erasure zone detector compares the complex input signal to certain predetermined erasure zone reference signals so as to determine when the input signal falls within an erasure zone and correspondingly actuates the loop switch to prevent certain feedback error signals from being input to the loop filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1981
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Bruce M. Sifford, D. Thomas Magill
  • Patent number: 4270179
    Abstract: A complex ternary correlator and method for adaptive gradient computation in an adaptive equalizer and including four ternary operation circuits, four ternary multiplier circuits for obtaining the cross products of the ternary operation outputs, a subtractor circuit for developing a signal commensurate with the difference between two of the ternary multiplier outputs, an adder circuit for developing a signal commensurate with the sum of the remaining two ternary multiplier outputs and two identical integrating circuits for obtaining the real and imaginary adaptive tap coefficient update increments in an adaptive equalizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1981
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Bruce M. Sifford, D. Thomas Magill
  • Patent number: 4246642
    Abstract: A leaky digital integrator comprising an accumulator circuit including an adder having first and second adder input terminals and an adder output terminal, and a shift register coupling the adder output terminal back to the second adder input terminal and to an integrator output terminal; a ternary signal detection circuit coupled to the integrator output terminal and operative to develop one of three decay factor signals depending upon whether the integrator output signal level is above, equal to or below a predetermined reference level; and switching apparatus having a first switched terminal which is periodically coupled at a first rate to the first adder input terminal to input update data signals to the accumulator circuit and a second switched terminal which is periodically coupled at a second rate to the first adder input terminal to input decay data signals to the accumulator circuit such that the circuit as a whole performs according to the equationa.sub.i (t)=Da.sub.i (t-1)+.DELTA.a.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1981
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: D. Thomas Magill