Patents Represented by Attorney Moser IP Law Group
  • Patent number: 8225579
    Abstract: Carved solid face doors having inlaid overlays and methods of manufacture thereof are provided herein. In some embodiments, a carved, solid face door may include a solid base having a face and an opposing rear surface, wherein the face has a design carved into at least one section of the face; one or more channels carved into the face adjacent to the design, each channel having a depth that is below a depth of the design carved into face of the door adjacent to the channel; and one or more inlay panels disposed in the one or more channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Inventors: Edward Fimbel, III, Jeffry T. Deal
  • Patent number: 8092605
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for confining a plasma are provided herein. In one embodiment, an apparatus for confining a plasma includes a substrate support and a magnetic field forming device for forming a magnetic field proximate a boundary between a first region disposed at least above the substrate support, where a plasma is to be formed, and a second region, where the plasma is to be selectively restricted. The magnetic field has b-field components perpendicular to a direction of desired plasma confinement that selectively restrict movement of charged species of the plasma from the first region to the second region dependent upon the process conditions used to form the plasma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven C. Shannon, Masao Drexel, James A. Stinnett, Ying Rui, Ying Xiao, Roger A. Lindley, Imad Yousif
  • Patent number: 7979025
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for handover in a wireless communication device between wireless domains is described. In one example, a signal employing a short-range wireless protocol is detected at the wireless communication device. For example, the short-range wireless protocol may be a near-field communication (NFC) protocol, a radio frequency identification (RFID) protocol, an optical protocol, a BLUETOOTH protocol, and the like known in the art. A handover is requested from the first wireless domain to the second wireless domain in response to the detected signal. In one example, the signal may be broadcast by an access control system to a building and may be configured to control access to the building. In this manner, precise delineation of the handover boundary between wireless domains is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Vodafone Group, PLC
    Inventor: Si Tak Stanley Chia
  • Patent number: 7971275
    Abstract: A damage tolerant cut resistant chemical handling glove that is flexible and lightweight comprises a cured, liquid-impervious polymeric latex shell, a knitted cut resistant liner comprising a cotton yarn and at least one cut resistant yarn, the liner being infiltrated with a soft nitrile or polyurethane layer such that the liner bonds to the shell. The soft nitrile or polyurethane layer seals interstices of the cut resistant liner and replicates its rough texture on the external surface of the glove, providing enhanced grip properties. A thin nitrile latex layer applied to and cured together with the polyurethane layer to protect the polyurethane layer from oil or chemical degradation. The intimate seal thus created between the shell and the liner prevents accumulation of liquid there between, which prevents formation of a liquid boundary layer and interference with grip properties of the glove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Ansell Healthcare Products LLC
    Inventors: Paul Saunders, Michael Flather, Dave Narasimhan, William Bennett
  • Patent number: 7971276
    Abstract: A hand-friendly rubber glove article comprising a dried coating of an emulsified hand-friendly mixture comprising at least one water-soluble humectant moisturizer, at least one water-soluble lubricant, at least one water-soluble surfactant, and at least one water-insoluble occlusive moisturizer, which is finely and substantially uniformly dispersed within the mixture, which is transferred to the skin of a wearer upon activation with skin-generated moisture, and, optionally, a fabric-adherent cuff region and/or a texturized surface and methods of making the emulsified hand-friendly mixture and the glove article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Ansell Healthcare Products, LLC
    Inventors: Aik Hwee Eng, Hee Meng Lai, Bit New Yee, Soo Hwa Kwan, Dave Narasimhan
  • Patent number: 7972469
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to plasma processing apparatus and methods of use thereof. In some embodiments, a plasma control magnet assembly includes a plurality of magnets arranged in a predetermined pattern that generate a magnetic field having a strength greater than 10 Gauss in a region proximate the assembly and less than 10 Gauss in a region remote from the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroji Hanawa, Andrew Nguyen, Keiji Horioka, Kallol Bera, Kenneth S. Collins, Lawrence Wong, Martin Jeff Salinas, Roger A. Lindley, Hong S. Yang
  • Patent number: 7972933
    Abstract: Methods of forming semiconductor devices are provided herein. In some embodiments, a method of forming a semiconductor device may include providing a substrate having an oxide surface and a silicon surface; forming a nitrogen-containing layer on exposed portions of both the oxide and silicon surfaces; and oxidizing the nitrogen-containing layer to selectively remove the nitrogen-containing layer from atop the oxide surface. In some embodiments, an oxide layer is formed atop a remaining portion of the nitrogen-containing layer formed on the silicon feature. In some embodiments, the oxide surface is an exposed surface of a shallow trench isolate region (STI) disposed adjacent to one or more floating gates of a semiconductor device. In some embodiments, the silicon surface is an exposed surface of a silicon or polysilicon floating gate of a semiconductor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher S. Olsen, Johanes Swenberg, Udayan Ganguly, Theresa Kramer Guarini, Yonah Cho
  • Patent number: 7971885
    Abstract: A method of rocking a wheeled infant carrier (30) comprises using a rocking device (10) having a pair of discrete units (12,14). Each unit has a ground-engaging base (18a,b) and a platform (16a,b) supported thereon through bearings for movement relative to the base in a first direction. A drive one (12) of the units has a motor in a housing (20) arranged to drive the platform (16a) of the drive unit relative to its base back and forth in said first direction. A first wheel (34) of the carrier (30) is placed on the drive unit and a second wheel (32) on the second, slave unit (14), with the axes of rotation of the wheels being arranged parallel said first direction. The motor is operated to rock that end of the carrier that is supported by those wheels from side to side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignees: Sanders Associates Limited, Benchmark Electronics Limited
    Inventors: Anthony Jonathan Sanders, Gavin Hancock
  • Patent number: 7967121
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include strut based overrunning drives that provide one or more of greater durability, lower heat generation, high torque loads carrying capability, and/or ease of end of life assessment. In some embodiments, a drive assembly may include a shaft; a pocket plate disposed about the shaft and having a plurality of pockets formed on a first side thereof; a notch plate disposed about the shaft adjacent the pocket plate, the notch plate having a plurality of notches formed on a side of the notch plate facing the pockets of the pocket plate; a plurality struts disposed in the pockets; a resilient member disposed within the pockets and biasing the struts towards the notches; and a drive surface rotationally coupled to one of the pocket plate or the notch plate, wherein the other of the pocket plate or the notch plate is rotationally coupled to the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Conntechnical Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Connard Cali, Carlos Ferreira
  • Patent number: 7970966
    Abstract: A pair of processing modules and methods that enable low latency communications between a data processing system and devices located at a remote graphic user interface across a standard shared network in accordance with the present invention is disclosed. The present invention provides a method for communicating graphics data in a synchronous manner from the data processing system to the user. This method is used in conjunction with a feedback error recovery method to provide lossless, low-latency communications of graphics data across the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Teradici Corporation
    Inventor: David Victor Hobbs
  • Patent number: 7964038
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for providing an improved azimuthal thermal uniformity of a substrate are provided herein. In some embodiments, a substrate support for use in a semiconductor process chamber includes a susceptor plate; and a supporting member to support a backside of the susceptor plate proximate an outer edge thereof, wherein the supporting member substantially covers the backside of the susceptor plate. In some embodiments, the substrate support is disposed in a process chamber having at least some lamps disposed below the supporting member and utilized for heating the back side of the susceptor plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Kailash Kiran Patalay, Jean R. Vatus, Dean Berlin
  • Patent number: 7960740
    Abstract: A structure of a light emitting diode is provided. The light emitting diode comprises a light emitting diode die; two conductive frames electronically and respectively connecting to the cathode and anode of the light emitting diode die, and two substrates. Each conductive frame has a fixing hole and each substrate has a protrusive pillar. The upper opening of the fixing hole is broader than the bottom opening. The protrusive pillar is inserted into the fixing hole and the shape of the protrusive pillar is deformed for fitting and binding with the fixing hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sheng-Jia Sheu, Chien-Chang Pei
  • Patent number: 7959758
    Abstract: An article comprising at least one cured, liquid-impervious polymeric shell substantially free from defects, at least one liner, and a non-tacky, thermoplastic adhesive layer between the shell and the liner, wherein the adhesive layer is melted and solidified to create a non-tacky bond between the shell and the liner, which can be moisture-absorbing or cut-resistant, whereby the liner supports and limits stretch ability of the shell, thereby preventing adhesive delamination between the adhesive layer and either of the shell and/or the liner; a method for the manufacture of an article comprising a supported, polymeric shell, such as a glove, a gauntlet, an apron, or a boot, comprising providing a cured, liquid-impervious, polymeric shell, providing a knitted/woven liner, incorporating a non-tacky, thermoplastic adhesive layer between the shell and the liner, such as by hot-melt spraying, dry-powder spraying or fiber-coating, creating intimate contact between the shell, the adhesive layer, and the liner, subjec
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Ansell Healthcare Products LLC
    Inventors: Michael Flather, Paul Saunders, Dave Narasimhan
  • Patent number: 7956583
    Abstract: A lithium polymer (LiPo) battery pack having LiPo battery cells is provided which includes battery protection circuitry, charging circuitry, cell balancing circuitry, and control and communication circuitry. The batteries can be charged while in use by an internal charger. Battery charging and discharging are accomplished in a controlled and protected manner to avoid overcharging and overdischarging conditions. The novel battery pack has built-in safeguards against dangerous LiPo battery conditions and is implemented in a small, portable unit which contains the battery cells, control and protection circuitry, internal charger and display gauge. The battery pack is useful for powering an intravenous fluid warmer or other medical or electrical devices and equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: David Cassidy
  • Patent number: 7947561
    Abstract: Methods of fabricating an oxide layer on a semiconductor substrate are provided herein. The oxide layer may be formed over an entire structure disposed on the substrate, or selectively formed on a non-metal containing layer with little or no oxidation of an exposed metal-containing layer. The methods disclosed herein may be performed in a variety of process chambers, including but not limited to decoupled plasma oxidation chambers, rapid and/or remote plasma oxidation chambers, and/or plasma immersion ion implantation chambers. In some embodiments, a method may include providing a substrate comprising a metal-containing layer and non-metal containing layer; and forming an oxide layer on an exposed surface of the non-metal containing layer by exposing the substrate to a plasma formed from a process gas comprising a hydrogen-containing gas, an oxygen-containing gas, and at least one of a supplemental oxygen-containing gas or a nitrogen-containing gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajesh Mani, Norman Tam, Timothy W. Weidman, Yoshitaka Yokota
  • Patent number: 7944083
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for characterizing a circuit coupled to an AC line. The apparatus comprises a consumption measurement unit (CMU), adapted for coupling, independent of voltage and current polarity, to the AC line and the circuit. The CMU comprises a discovery module adapted for (i) generating a circuit current signature based on current samples representative of current on a phase of the circuit, (ii) generating at least one AC line current signature based on AC line current samples representative of current on each phase of the AC line, and (iii) determining, based on the circuit current signature, the at least one AC line current signature, and at least one of a source profile or a load profile, at least one of a type or a voltage characteristic for the circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Enphase Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Fornage, Marv Dargatz
  • Patent number: 7933009
    Abstract: Embodiments of methods and apparatus for detecting the proper position of a substrate in a chamber are provided herein. In some embodiments, a substrate position detection apparatus includes a substrate support having a plurality of lift pins for supporting a substrate in an elevated position thereover; a light source for directing a beam of light upon a reflective upper surface of the substrate; and a light sensor for detecting a reflected beam of light from the upper surface of the substrate upon the substrate being aligned in a predetermined elevated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Oleg Serebryanov, Alexander Lerner, Aaron Hunter, Joseph M. Ranish
  • Patent number: 7925459
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for determining an operating voltage lower bound for preventing photovoltaic (PV) cell reverse breakdown during power conversion. The method comprises determining a PV cell operating temperature; computing, at a controller, an operating voltage corresponding to a maximum power point (MPP) based on the PV cell operating temperature; and determining, at the controller, an operating voltage lower bound based on the operating voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Enphase Energy, Inc.
    Inventor: Martin Fornage
  • Patent number: D640836
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Ansell Healthcare Products LLC
    Inventors: Sean Sweeney, Eric Thompson
  • Patent number: D641525
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Ansell Healthcare Products LLC
    Inventors: Sean Sweeney, Eric Thompson