Patents by Inventor Thomas Meany

Thomas Meany 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: 8595532
    Abstract: Automatic power saving for decreasing power demand during a power interruption while maintaining the appearance of full operation of a signal processor including predefined power consuming circuits, a communications interface, and a state machine includes sensing when a power supply interruption has occurred, providing a clock signal, halting the clock signal to the predefined power consuming circuits during a power interruption; and continuing to provide a clock signal to a communications interface regardless of a sensed interruption for maintaining the appearance of normal operations during the sensed interruption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul P. Wright, Thomas Meany, John P. Healy, Shaun Bradley, Kieran Berney, Paul Maher
  • Patent number: 7893717
    Abstract: A circuit die to circuit die interface system includes a first circuit die with a first circuit having a first default signal, at least a second circuit die with a second circuit having a second default signal; and a logic circuit disposed on one of the first and second circuit dies and enabled by a default signal from all but one of the circuits to transmit a communication signal from the remaining circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Meany, Paul Wright
  • Publication number: 20060087364
    Abstract: An input biasing system for accommodating a floating power supply to the range of an input signal includes input terminals for receiving a input signal and a biasing circuit including a first impedance connected between one of the input terminals and a floating power supply and a second impedance connected between another of the input terminals and the ground of the floating power supply for bracketing the floating power supply about the input signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2005
    Publication date: April 27, 2006
    Inventor: Thomas Meany
  • Publication number: 20050156769
    Abstract: A reduced chop rate analog to digital converter technique including selectively weighting input samples to a digital filter, alternately inverting the polarity of an input error into positive and negative error components; and generating the positive and negative error components in a plurality of time response intervals of the digital filter in which the sum of the weights of the positive and negative error components are substantially equal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2004
    Publication date: July 21, 2005
    Inventors: John O'Dowd, Thomas Meany, Tomas Tansley
  • Patent number: 6498507
    Abstract: A circuit used for testing an integrated circuit including a chop circuit. A source of a test signal coupled to a first pair of pins of the integrated circuit. A test signal measuring device to measure the test signal coupled to a second pair of pins of the integrated circuit. A chop circuit controller produces a control signal and for feeding such control to the chop circuit and the test signal measuring device. In response to the control signal, the chop circuit couples the first pair of pins to the second pair of pins with a first polarity during a first period of time and couples the first pair of pins to the second pair of pins with an opposite polarity during a second period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2002
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Meany, Adrian Sherry