Patents Examined by Alexander H Taningco
  • Patent number: 10810507
    Abstract: Systems, computer-implemented methods, and computer program products to facilitate external port measurement of qubit port responses are provided. According to an embodiment, a system can comprise a memory that stores computer executable components and a processor that executes the computer executable components stored in the memory. The computer executable components can comprise an analysis component that can analyze responses of a multi-mode readout device coupled to a qubit. The computer executable components can further comprise an assignment component that can assign a readout state of the qubit based on the responses. In some embodiments, the multi-mode readout device can be electrically coupled to at least one of the qubit or an environment of the qubit based on a defined electrical coupling value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Kristan Temme, Salvatore Bernardo Olivadese, Antonio Corcoles-Gonzalez, Jay M. Gambetta, Lev Samuel Bishop
  • Patent number: 10806001
    Abstract: A semiconductor light source control apparatus includes a semiconductor light source that emits light in accordance with a current, a detection resistor that generates a detection voltage by the current flowing in the semiconductor light source; and a power supply current control apparatus that controls the current flowing in the semiconductor light source based on the detection voltage. The semiconductor light source control apparatus pulse-width-modulates (PWM) the current flowing in the semiconductor light source for respective ones of a plurality of color intervals to adjust brightness and color tone of output light from the semiconductor light source. An amplitude of the current flowing in the semiconductor light source is controlled only in a predetermined color interval when a duty value of the PWM is maximum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kensuke Nagauchi
  • Patent number: 10790807
    Abstract: A method of performing a computational process using a quantum computer includes generating a laser pulse sequence comprising a plurality of laser pulse segments used to perform an entangling gate operation on a first trapped ion and a second trapped ion of a plurality of trapped ions that are aligned in a first direction, each of the trapped ions having two frequency-separated states defining a qubit, and applying the generated laser pulse sequence to the first and second trapped ions. Each of the plurality of laser pulse segments has a pulse shape with ramps formed using a spline at a start and an end of each of the plurality of laser pulse segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: IONQ, INC.
    Inventors: Shantanu Debnath, Jason M. Amini, Jwo-Sy Chen, Neal Pisenti
  • Patent number: 10790827
    Abstract: Techniques described herein may relate to providing a programmable interconnect network (e.g., a programmable network-on-chip (NOC)). A method may include determining a transmission parameter, bonding one or more channels of an interconnect network based at least in part on the transmission parameter, and power-gating any unused channels after the bonding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Sharath Raghava, Ankireddy Nalamalpu, Dheeraj Subbareddy, Harsha Gupta, James Ball, Kavitha Prasad, Sean R. Atsatt
  • Patent number: 10791600
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a control system for an electronic circuit iteratively applies voltage to and senses current from a load to regulate operation of the load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: COOLEDGE LIGHTING INC.
    Inventors: Michael A. Tischler, William P. Coetzee, Paul Jungwirth
  • Patent number: 10784084
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention describe the formation of a current source, a light source, and an ozone generator by using a coated double dielectric barrier discharge system (CDDBD). A system for generating charge may include a CDDBD having at least two electrodes that are separated by a gap filled with a gas medium, wherein each of the at least two electrodes are covered with an insulator that prevents charges in the at least two electrodes from passing through the gas medium, and wherein surfaces of each of the at least two insulators are coated with a material having a secondary electron emission coefficient higher than a material of the insulator. Furthermore, the system for generating the charge may also include a power supply coupled with the CDDBD device that supplies energy to the CDDBD device to form an initial electric field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Seongsik Chang
  • Patent number: 10785836
    Abstract: An encapsulated LED switch that incorporates a MOSFET power drivers, high current transistors, or other suitable power drivers in a PCB that attaches to the LED switch such that a low power LED switch controls the output of a high power driver. The selected power driver PCB can be adapted to different load requirements by making simple changes. The PCB's can be interchanged to provide for a predetermined output power required for a particular application. In addition, the wire gauge size of the wires attached to the MOSFET power driver PCB can also be varied to match intended load requirements. For applications in which the LED switch is used in hostile environments, such as marine applications, the LED switch and its associated power driver PCB are encapsulated to protect the circuitry from environmental factors such as high humidity, salt water, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Bocatech Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Rollinson, John Paul Santana
  • Patent number: 10782975
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a dynamic reconfiguration device and a processor. The dynamic reconfiguration device has a first region with a static configuration, a second region with a changeable configuration, a switch used for bypassing between input and output terminals of the second region, and a crossbar switch used for switching a connection between the first region and the second region. The processor is configured to set a writing destination for a circuit to be reconfigured based on a resource to be used by the circuit if the circuit is to be written in the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masahiro Ishiwata
  • Patent number: 10779382
    Abstract: A semiconductor device for outputting a control parameter includes a receiving unit, a storage unit and an output unit. The semiconductor device also contains antenna connections, supply connections and at least one output connection for outputting a control parameter signal. The receiving unit contains connections for connection to an antenna, from which the receiving unit receives signals. The receiving unit converts the signals received from the antenna into data. The data are stored in the storage unit. The semiconductor device outputs an output signal at the output connection on the basis of the data stored in the storage unit. The semiconductor device additionally contains a calculation unit which determines the operating hours (time) of the semiconductor device. The output signal depends both on the data stored in the storage unit and on the determined operating hours (time).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies Austria AG
    Inventors: Doris Keitel-Schulz, Matthias Schneider, Qi Zhu, Dieter Zipprick
  • Patent number: 10770597
    Abstract: A logic circuit includes a thin film transistor having a channel formation region formed using an oxide semiconductor, and a capacitor having terminals one of which is brought into a floating state by turning off the thin film transistor. The oxide semiconductor has a hydrogen concentration of 5×1019 (atoms/cm3) or less and thus substantially serves as an insulator in a state where an electric field is not generated. Therefore, off-state current of a thin film transistor can be reduced, leadind to suppressing the leakage of electric charge stored in a capacitor, through the thin film transistor. Accordingly, a malfunction of the logic circuit can be prevented. Further, the excessive amount of current which flows in the logic circuit can be reduced through the reduction of off-state current of the thin film transistor, resulting in low power consumption of the logic circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Jun Koyama, Masashi Tsubuku, Kosei Noda
  • Patent number: 10757797
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein include a plasma source, an abatement system and a vacuum processing system for abating compounds produced in semiconductor processes. In one embodiment, a plasma source includes a dielectric tube and a coil antenna surrounding the tube. The coil antenna includes a plurality of turns, and at least one turn is shorted. Selectively shorting one or more turns of the coil antenna helps reduce the inductance of the coil antenna, allowing higher power to be supplied to the coil antenna that covers more processing volume. Higher power supplied to the coil antenna and larger processing volume lead to an improved DRE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Rongping Wang, Jibing Zeng, David Muquing Hou, Michael S. Cox, Zheng Yuan, James L'Heureux
  • Patent number: 10749526
    Abstract: A driver device includes a T-coil circuit and driver circuitries. The driver circuitries are averagely configured as a first driver set and a second driver set. The driver circuitries of the first driver set amplify one of a first data signal and a second data signal according to first portion of bits of an equalization signal, to generate a first output signal and to transmit the same to a first node of the T-coil circuit. The driver circuitries of the second driver set amplify one of the first data signal and the second data signal according to second portion of bits of the equalization signal, to generate a second output signal and to transmit the same to a second node of the T-coil circuit. The T-coil circuit further combines the first and second output signals as a third data signal, and transmits the third data signal to a channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignees: GLOBAL UNICHIP CORPORATION, TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Po-Shing Yu, Wen-Lung Tu, Ju-Chieh Wang
  • Patent number: 10743398
    Abstract: A high performance field reversed configuration (FRC) system includes a central confinement vessel, two diametrically opposed reversed-field-theta-pinch formation sections coupled to the vessel, and two divertor chambers coupled to the formation sections. A magnetic system includes quasi-dc coils axially positioned along the FRC system components, quasi-dc mirror coils between the confinement chamber and the formation sections, and mirror plugs between the formation sections and the divertors. The formation sections include modular pulsed power formation systems enabling static and dynamic formation and acceleration of the FRCs. The FRC system further includes neutral atom beam injectors, pellet or CT injectors, gettering systems, axial plasma guns and flux surface biasing electrodes. The beam injectors are preferably angled toward the midplane of the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: TAE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Michl W. Binderbauer, Eusebio Garate, Sergei Putvinski, Hiroshi Gota
  • Patent number: 10734205
    Abstract: In a cleaning method according to an exemplary embodiment, a plasma is formed from a cleaning gas in a chamber of a plasma processing apparatus. A focus ring is mounted on a substrate support in the chamber to extend around a central axis of the chamber. While the plasma is formed, a magnetic field distribution is formed in the chamber by an electromagnet. The magnetic field distribution has a maximum horizontal component in a location on the focus ring or a location outside the focus ring in a radial direction with respect to the central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Iwano, Masanori Hosoya
  • Patent number: 10724696
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a projecting light fixture comprising at least one LED generating light beam and a projecting system positioned configured to project the light beam along an optical axis. A beam shaping object is arranged between the LED and the projecting system and comprises a least two different beam shaping patterns, which can be arranged in the source light beam upon rotation of the beam shaping object in relation to the light beam. An actuator is configured to continuously rotate the beam shaping object in relation to the source light beam in order to alternately arrange the beam shaping patterns in the light beam. The projecting light fixture comprises a synchronizer providing a synchronizing signal indicative of: the rotation speed and/or the angular position of the beam shaping object; the position of beam shaping patters in relation to the light beam. Where a controller is configured to toggle the LED between a LED on-period and a LED off-period based on the synchronizing signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Harman Professional Denmark ApS
    Inventor: Niels Jørgen Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 10727022
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and devices suitable for producing an electron beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Ariel Scientific Innovations Ltd.
    Inventors: Moshe Einat, Yafit Orbach, Moritz Pilossof
  • Patent number: 10727027
    Abstract: A repeating setpoint generator module selectively varies a setpoint for an output parameter according to a predetermined pattern that repeats during successive time intervals. A closed-loop module, during a first one of the time intervals, generates N closed-loop values based on N differences between (i) N values of the setpoint at N times during the first one of the time intervals and (ii) N measurements of the output parameter at the N times during the first one of the time intervals, respectively. An adjusting module, during the first one of the time intervals, generates N adjustment values based on N differences between (i) N values of the setpoint at the N times during a second one of the time intervals and (ii) N measurements of the output parameter at the N times during the second one of the time intervals, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: MKS Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry J. Fisk, II, Aaron T. Radomski, Jonathan W. Smyka
  • Patent number: 10720924
    Abstract: An adiabatic logic cell including a first MOS transistor coupling a node for applying a periodic variable supply voltage of the cell to a floating node for providing an output logic signal of the cell, wherein the first transistor is a dual-gate transistor including a front gate coupled to a node for applying an input logic signal of the cell, and a back gate coupled to a node for applying a first periodic variable bias voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives
    Inventors: Gaël Pillonnet, Hervé Fanet
  • Patent number: 10720305
    Abstract: Plasma processing systems and methods are disclosed. The plasma processing system includes a high-frequency generator configured to deliver power to a plasma chamber and a low-frequency generator configured to deliver power to the plasma chamber. A filter is coupled between the plasma chamber and the high-frequency generator, and the filter suppresses mixing products of high frequencies produced by the high-frequency generator and low frequencies produced by the low-frequency generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Gideon Van Zyl
  • Patent number: 10720923
    Abstract: A power conversion apparatus includes positive-side and negative-side switching elements, positive-side and negative-side gate drive circuits, and a gate signal controller. The positive-side switching element is disposed between a positive-side direct-current bus and an output node. The negative-side switching element is disposed between a negative-side direct-current bus and the output node. The positive-side and negative-side gate drive circuit are configured to turn on and off the positive-side and negative-side switching elements, respectively. The gate signal controller is configured to transmit to the positive-side and negative-side gate drive circuits gate signals to instruct turning on and off the positive-side and negative-side switching elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kohei Nohata