Patents Examined by Renan Luque
  • Patent number: 11494852
    Abstract: A power controller configured to fit in a circuit breaker panel powering one or more loads. The power controller is further configured to dynamically manage critical loads of the one or more loads each controlled by a component that is capable of being actuated by the power controller and operated from a smartphone via the power controller, wherein the critical loads need not be wired to a dedicated circuit breaker panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Savant Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert P. Madonna, Siegmar K. Eschholz, Anna E. Demeo, William H. Dillon
  • Patent number: 11472329
    Abstract: A multi-light control module assembly for controlling multiple lamps on a motorized vehicle includes a circuit board module having a first end, a second end, a first side, and a second side. The board has a length defined between the first end and the second end and a width defined between the first side and the second side. A diode assembly is coupled to the module towards the second end thereof, and a connector assembly is coupled to the module adjacent to the diode assembly. The connector assembly is electrically coupled to the diode assembly. A first channel is defined between a first arm and a main portion of the module, and a second channel defined between a second arm and the main portion of the module. A cap is removably coupled to the connector assembly configured for partially housing a pair of wires receiving in the connector assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventor: Brayden Fleece
  • Patent number: 11437764
    Abstract: A receptacle including a housing having a front cover, an outlet located on the front cover, and a light configured to project light through the front cover. The receptacle further including a photo sensor, a motion detector, and a controller. The photosensor is configured to detect light and output a light signal corresponding to the detected light. The motion detector is configured to detect motion and output a motion signal corresponding to the detected motion. The controller includes a memory and an electronic processor. The controller is configured to receive the light signal, receive the motion signal, compare the light signal to a light signal threshold, compare the motion signal to a motion signal threshold, and activate at least one selected from a group consisting of the light and the outlet, when the light signal crosses the light signal threshold and the motion crosses the motion signal threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Mark Anthony Mozdzer, Felix Omar Perez, John Edward Brower
  • Patent number: 11437223
    Abstract: A stage includes an electrostatic chuck that supports a substrate and an edge ring; and a base that supports the electrostatic chuck. The electrostatic chuck includes a first region having a first upper surface and supports the substrate placed on the first upper surface; a second region having a second upper surface, provided integrally around the first region, and supports the edge ring placed on the second upper surface; a first electrode provided in the first region to apply a DC voltage; a second electrode provided in the second region to apply a DC voltage, and a third electrode to apply a bias power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Inventors: Yasuharu Sasaki, Tsuguto Sugawara, Shin Yamaguchi, Hajime Tamura
  • Patent number: 11437221
    Abstract: Systems and methods for plasma processing are disclosed. An exemplary system may include a plasma processing chamber comprising a source to produce a plasma in the processing chamber and at least two bias electrodes arranged within the plasma processing chamber to control plasma sheaths proximate to the bias electrodes. A chuck is disposed to support a substrate, and a source generator is coupled to the plasma electrode. At least one bias supply is coupled to the at least two bias electrodes, and a controller is included to control the at least one bias supply to control the plasma sheaths proximate to the bias electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Carter, Kevin Fairbairn, Denis Shaw, Victor Brouk
  • Patent number: 11438991
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments provide an LED package and electronic display. An LED package can include an LED that emits red, green, blue and IR (infrared), where the IR portion is configured as either an emitter or (reversed biased) as a receiver. An electronic display includes multiple LED packages with the IR portions configured in a combination of transmitters and receivers. Thus, disclosed embodiments enable electronic displays that can serve as interactive video walls and floors that present a high-definition image along with interactive capabilities. Thus, disclosed embodiments serve to reduce cost and complexity in manufacture and deployment of such displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Brightlogic, Inc.
    Inventors: John D. Scarpa, Mark Chambers
  • Patent number: 11437263
    Abstract: An electrostatic chuck includes at least one conductor layer; an electrostatic electrode; and a base body in which the electrostatic electrode is embedded, the base body having a first dielectric layer on which the electrostatic electrode is mounted, the base body having a second dielectric layer stacked on the first dielectric layer with covering the electrostatic electrode. The conductor layer is formed on a surface of the first dielectric layer opposite to a surface on which the electrostatic electrode is mounted. The second dielectric layer has a first surface facing the first dielectric layer and a second surface opposite to the first surface, and the second surface is a placement surface on which a suction target is placed. A relative permittivity of the first dielectric layer is lower than a relative permittivity of the second dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Inventors: Michio Horiuchi, Masaya Tsuno
  • Patent number: 11424097
    Abstract: Provided herein are approaches for increasing efficiency of ion sources. In some embodiments, an apparatus, such as an ion source, may include a chamber housing having a first end wall and a second end wall, and an extraction plate coupled to at least one of the first end wall and the second end wall. The extraction plate may include an extraction aperture. The apparatus may further include a tubular cathode extending between the first end wall and the second end wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: APPLIED Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Bon-Woong Koo, Svetlana Radovanov, Frank Sinclair, You Chia Li, Peter Ewing, Ajdin Sarajlic, Christopher A. Rowland, Nunzio Carbone
  • Patent number: 11419204
    Abstract: An ignition circuit and a method of operating an igniter (preferably a traveling spark igniter) in an internal combustion engine, including a high pressure engine. A high voltage is applied to electrodes of the igniter, sufficient to cause breakdown to occur between the electrodes, resulting in a high current electrical discharge in the igniter, over a surface of an isolator between the electrodes, and formation of a plasma kernel in a fuel-air mixture adjacent said surface. Following breakdown, a sequence of one or more lower voltage and lower current pulses is applied to said electrodes, with a low “simmer” current being sustained through the plasma between pulses, preventing total plasma recombination and allowing the plasma kernel to move toward a free end of the electrodes with each pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Knite, Inc.
    Inventors: Artur P. Suckewer, Szymon Suckewer, Frederick H. Selmon, III
  • Patent number: 11417500
    Abstract: A disclose substrate support of a plasma processing apparatus has an electrostatic chuck that holds an edge ring. The electrostatic chuck includes a first electrode and a second electrode. In an execution period of a first plasma processing on a substrate, first potentials which are ones out of potentials same as each other and potentials different from each other are set to the first and second electrodes, respectively. In an execution period of a second plasma processing on the substrate, second potentials which are others out of the potentials same as each other and the potentials different from each other are set to the first and second electrodes, respectively. The respective potentials of the first electrode and the second electrode are switched from the first potentials to the second potentials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Junichi Sasaki, Yasuharu Sasaki, Hidetoshi Hanaoka, Tomohiko Akiyama
  • Patent number: 11399698
    Abstract: To enable calculation a wavelength shift amount more accurately. A light source system is provided including a light source unit configured to emit a light beam, and a calculation unit configured to calculate a wavelength shift amount of the light beam on the basis of an output from a color sensor that detects the light beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Oki, Hirotaka Muramatsu, Zenya Nagashima, Masayoshi Akita, Akio Furukawa
  • Patent number: 11405995
    Abstract: Example embodiments relate to improved luminaire drivers. One embodiment includes a luminaire driver for driving a light module of a luminaire. The luminaire driver includes a driver housing. The driver housing includes a first and second power supply input connector element, for connection to an electrical distribution grid. The driver housing also includes output connector elements for connection to the light module. The luminaire driver also includes a driver circuitry arranged inside the driver housing, between the first and second power supply input connector elements and the output connector elements. The driver housing is provided with an equipotential connecting part available at an external surface of said driver housing and intended for being connected to an equipotential part of the luminaire. The luminaire driver further includes a resistive circuitry arranged inside the driver housing and connected between the equipotential connecting part and the first power supply input connector element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Schreder S.A.
    Inventor: Laurent Secretin
  • Patent number: 11383634
    Abstract: Various embodiments include methods and vehicles, such as an autonomous vehicle, a semi-autonomous vehicle, etc., for collaboratively directing one or more headlights among vehicles traveling in a platoon. Various aspects may include transmitting, by a first vehicle processor of a first vehicle traveling in the platoon, a collaborative lighting plan to a second vehicle traveling in the platoon, wherein the collaborative lighting plan may direct the second vehicle to direct one or more headlights of the second vehicle in a direction other than a direction of travel of the platoon. The first vehicle processor may then direct one or more the headlights of the first vehicle in accordance with the collaborative lighting plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul Daniel Martin, Aleksandr Kushleyev, Jonathan Paul Davis, Moussa Ben Coulibaly, Kristen Wagner Cerase
  • Patent number: 11388798
    Abstract: A method for operating an optoelectronic semiconductor device. The semiconductor device includes a first optoelectronic semiconductor chip for generating, for example, blue light, an optional second optoelectronic semiconductor chip for generating, for example, green light, and a third optoelectronic semiconductor chip for generating, for example, red light. The semiconductor device also includes a driver unit which supplies the semiconductor chips with current during operation. The third semiconductor chip is operated on the basis of a temperature-brightness characteristic curve stored in the driver unit. The temperature-brightness characteristic curve is configured for a minimum color location deviation over an intended operating temperature range, relative to at least one reference color location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventors: Martin Moritz, Sebastian Stigler, Uli Hiller, Benjamin Höflinger
  • Patent number: 11388796
    Abstract: Electronic circuitry for independently adjusting color temperature and brightness of an LED light fixture is disclosed utilizing two wires. According to one embodiment, a color-tunable and dimmable LED light fixture has first and second LED light strings connected in an anti-parallel arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventors: Greg Price, Gong Fei
  • Patent number: 11365875
    Abstract: Disclosed is an integrated compact power supply system that includes a converter for converting AC power to a DC voltage capable of operating individual decorations or displays or portions of decorations or displays. Decorations or displays can be hardwired to the integrated system or wirelessly connected. Both lighting strings or individual LEDs can be controlled separately. Portions of lighting displays can also be controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Ledup Manufacturing Group Limited
    Inventor: Jing Jing Yu
  • Patent number: 11367593
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to apparatus and methods that manipulate the amplitude and phase of the voltage or current of an edge ring. The apparatus includes an electrostatic chuck having a chucking electrode embedded therein for chucking a substrate to the electrostatic chuck. The apparatus further includes a baseplate underneath the substrate to feed RF power to the substrate. The apparatus further includes an edge ring disposed over the electrostatic chuck. The apparatus further includes an edge ring electrode located underneath the edge ring. The apparatus further includes a radio frequency (RF) circuit including a first variable capacitor coupled to the edge ring electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Linying Cui, James Rogers
  • Patent number: 11364837
    Abstract: Examples provide a vehicle multicolor light control system for managing light devices using serial data communication. A vehicle includes a plurality of multicolor light devices and a plurality of physical light control switches. A light controller device acts as an intermediary device between the light devices and the switch devices. The light controller device sends a data packet including instructions for controlling light activation, light deactivation, color combinations of the light, flash pattern of the light device and other functions of the light device in response to user activation or deactivation of one or more of the physical switch devices, a vehicle function activation, input from a user interface device or other data indicating a user-selected mode. The instructions in the data packet can control a single light device or multiple light devices within the same light device zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Feniex Industries
    Inventors: Hamza Deyaf, Kyle Hale, Nicholas Cameron Marth, Aaron Brown, Geoffrey Salazar
  • Patent number: 11361941
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for processing a substrate are herein described. For example, a processing chamber for processing a substrate includes a chamber body defining a processing volume; a radio frequency (RF) power source configured to deliver RF energy to the processing volume for processing a substrate; a substrate support comprising an electrode; an AC power supply configured to supply power to the processing chamber; an RF filter circuit connected between the electrode and the AC power supply; and a controller configured to monitor an RF voltage at the RF filter circuit that is indirectly induced into the electrode by the RF power source during operation, and to determine a processing state in the processing volume based on the monitored RF voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventors: Junghoon Kim, Tae Seung Cho, Dmitry Lubomirsky, Toan Tran
  • Patent number: 11363698
    Abstract: This present invention relates to an illuminated source of light used for illuminating specific areas, such as door handles, door locks, door knobs and more. The source of light comprises an integrated light source, such as a plurality of LED lights, that can be turned ON manually or automatically based on motion detection of an approaching individual or object. Additionally, the source of light may be automatically turned OFF after a predetermined duration of time has elapsed in order to conserve battery life. The illuminated source of light offers a functional and decorative lighting solution for illuminating dark or dimly lit areas, such as dwelling entries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventor: Mary Ellen Brown