Patents Examined by Temilade S Rhodes-Vivour
  • Patent number: 10746788
    Abstract: A sensing structure is presented for use in testing integrated circuits on a substrate. The sensing structure includes a probe region corresponding to a conductive region for connecting to the integrated circuit. A first sensing region at least partially surrounds the probe region. A plurality of sensing elements connects in series such that a first of the plurality of sensing elements has two terminals respectively connected to the first sensing region and the probe region. And a second of the plurality of sensing elements has two terminals respectively connected to the probe region and a first reference potential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics S.r.l.
    Inventor: Alberto Pagani
  • Patent number: 10739394
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are apparatuses and methods for measuring electrostatic charge on a surface of a substrate. The apparatuses comprise a substrate mounting platform, a substrate contacting component, and at least one voltage sensor, wherein the apparatus is programmed to independently control the rotational and translation velocity of a roller and/or to measure a voltage of the substrate at multiple points to produce a two-dimensional map of voltage for at least a portion of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Gabriel Pierce Agnello, Peter Knowles, Correy Robert Ustanik
  • Patent number: 10725091
    Abstract: An example test system includes: a test rack including test slots; first and second shuttles that are configured to move contemporaneously to transport devices towards and away from trays, with at least some of the devices having been tested and at least some of the devices to be tested; first and second robots that are configured to move contemporaneously to move the devices that have been tested from test sockets in test carriers to the first and second shuttles, and to move the devices to be tested from the first and second shuttles to the test sockets in test carriers; and first and second test arms that are configured to move contemporaneously to move the test carriers between the first and second robots and the test rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: TERADYNE, INC.
    Inventors: David Paul Bowyer, Jianfa Pei, John P. Toscano, Philip Campbell, Marc LeSueur Smith
  • Patent number: 10725131
    Abstract: A topologically-protected traveling-wave amplifier includes resonators arranged in a two-dimensional array defining a periphery including a first edge. An output line is coupled to an output resonator disposed along the first edge spaced from an input resonator coupled to an output line. A synthetic gauge field generator associated with the resonators provides a topologically-protected edge state corresponding to propagation along the periphery in a propagation direction from the input resonator along the first edge to the output resonator. A parametric driving element creates pairs of photons in the edge state and amplifies a signal propagating along the first edge in the propagation direction. A signal incident from the input line propagates in the propagation direction along the first edge while being amplified and is detected at the output line as an amplified signal. A signal incident from the output line is attenuated before emerging at the input resonator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventors: Aashish Clerk, Martin Houde, Florian Marquardt, Vittorio Peano Cavasola
  • Patent number: 10718830
    Abstract: A magnetoresistive sensor is provided. The magnetoresistive sensor comprises a magnetic sensing layer, a magnetic reference layer, and a tunnel barrier layer between the magnetic sensing layer and the magnetic reference layer. The magnetoresistive sensor also comprises a sensing exchange layer having a layer of anti-ferromagnetic material. The sensing exchange layer is exchange coupled with the magnetic sensing layer. Also, the magnetoresistive sensor still further comprises a reference exchange layer having a layer of anti-ferromagnetic material. The reference exchange layer is exchange coupled with the magnetic reference layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventors: Ricardo Alexandre de Matos Antunes Ferreira, Elvira PĂ©rez de Colosia Paz
  • Patent number: 10711602
    Abstract: A method of monitoring electromagnetic properties of a subsurface formation may include: obtaining a resistivity distribution in the subsurface formation; identifying sensor positions along a borehole; determining an effective resistivity of each region around a sensor position; deriving from the effective resistivities of regions associated with each sensor position an optimum resonance frequency; tuning an array of sensors to provide each sensor with the optimum resonance frequency; deploying the sensor array in the borehole; and collecting electromagnetic field measurements. Each sensor may include: a coil antenna positioned in a subsurface formation having a resistivity, the coil antenna generating a induced voltage signal from an electromagnetic field in the subsurface formation; and a resonant modulation circuit that converts the induced voltage signal into a telemetry signal, the resonant modulation circuit having a resonance frequency optimized for said formation resistivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Burkay Donderici, Luis E. San Martin, Tasneem A. Mandviwala
  • Patent number: 10705117
    Abstract: A probe component and a probe structure thereof are provided. The probe structure includes a first contacting segment, a first connecting segment, a second connecting segment and a second contacting segment. The first contacting segment has an abutting portion and a first end portion connected to the abutting portion. The first connecting segment is connected to the first contacting segment. The second connecting segment is connected to the first connecting segment. The second contacting segment is connected to the second connecting segment and has a second end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: Wen-Tsung Lee, Kai-Chieh Hsieh, Yuan-Chiang Teng
  • Patent number: 10705153
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present technology may comprise a method and apparatus for measuring battery characteristics. In various embodiments, the apparatus comprises a lithium ion battery and a fuel gauge to monitor the resistance of the battery and the capacity of battery as it ages. The fuel gauge may perform two different methods for computing two different capacity values. The fuel gauge may utilize the capacity values from each method to determine the resistance of the battery as it ages and related battery characteristics, such as the state of health of the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Hideo Kondo
  • Patent number: 10705154
    Abstract: A connection conductor and a relay terminal are electrically connected together directly, the connection conductor being electrically connected to one of the two opposite electrode terminals of a battery cell, the relay terminal being provided to an extremity of a voltage detection conductor electrically connected to a voltage detector. The relay terminal has a fusible part operable to fuse and break when an overcurrent flows through the fusible part, wherein a sectional area of the fusible part perpendicular to a direction in which the voltage detection conductor extends is smaller than a sectional area of any other part of the relay terminal perpendicular to the direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: Ryota Kataoka, Shinichi Yanagihara
  • Patent number: 10697798
    Abstract: A position forecasting apparatus for forecasting a position at a predetermined time of a continuously operating moving body is provided with an estimation part that finds an estimated position state of the moving body at a time in the past before the predetermined time and a position forecasting part that forecasts the position of the moving body at the predetermined time based on the estimated position state of the moving body estimated by the estimation part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventor: Shinichirou Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 10692738
    Abstract: A management device that, when a component is mounted on a substrate, acquires pickup source information that includes pickup position information of the mounted component and mounting destination information that includes mounting position information of the mounted component and memorizes mounting result information that links both the above information on an HDD. By referencing the mounting result information memorized on the HDD and obtaining the pickup source information from the mounting destination information of the mounted component, it is possible to identify the pickup position at the wafer from which the mounted component was picked up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Kimio Fujii
  • Patent number: 10677841
    Abstract: A composite product testing system including a main management system, a test equipment and a burn-in apparatus is disclosed. The test equipment and the burn-in apparatus are both arranged in a burn-in chamber of the testing system. First, multiple tested products are respectively inserted in multiple gauges of the burn-in chamber, and a burn-in procedure is activated for providing an aging environment. The main management system controls one of the gauges to connect with the test equipment for the test equipment to perform testing on the tested product upon the connected gauge. After the testing is completed, the main management system then controls the gauge to disconnect from the test equipment and re-connect with the burn-in apparatus, so as to monitor the tested product upon the gauge during the burn-in procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventors: Chien-Chung Chang, Hung-Pin Yu, Yu-Jen Chen, Wen-Jen Lo, Chih-Yen Liu
  • Patent number: 10670505
    Abstract: A quantitative method of number surface area of a graphene material includes the following steps. The graphene material is mixed with a solution to form a colloidal solution containing the graphene material. The colloidal solution is atomized to form a plurality of aerosols containing the graphene material. The size of the aerosols is screened. The screened aerosols are counted to obtain a number concentration of the screened aerosols. A surface of the screened aerosols is charged and a current amount on the surface-charged aerosols is measured. The number surface area of the graphene material is calculated based on the current amount and the number concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: De-Hao Tsai, Wei-Chang Chang
  • Patent number: 10649010
    Abstract: Methods and devices related to current sensing are provided. Magnetoresistive sensor elements are provided on opposite sides of a conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Raberg, Goran Keser, Matthias Rose, Rainer Markus Schaller
  • Patent number: 10601404
    Abstract: A contactless readable programmable transponder to monitor chip join and method of use are disclosed. The method includes reading a frequency of an oscillator associated with a chip module. The method further includes correlating the frequency with a bond quality of the chip module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen P. Ayotte, Shawn P. Fetterolf, Adam J. McPadden, Timothy M. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10591533
    Abstract: A display substrate, a display panel including the display substrate and a display device including the display panel are provided. The display substrate comprises a flexible circuit board and test pads, wherein the flexible circuit board covers an area of the test pads. In the aforesaid display substrate, the flexible circuit board covers the area of the test pads, so that test points on the test pads can be prevented from contacting the outside, and corrosion of the test points and signal abnormity in signal lines resulting therefrom during testing are prevented; compared with the prior art, the process of coating the test pads with UV adhesive is omitted, thus the process flow is reduced, and the production efficiency and the productivity are improved; moreover, the thickness of the display substrate can be reduced, which is conducive for the display panel including the display substrate to be lighter and thinner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventors: Xue Dong, Lei Ma, Hailin Xue, Haibo Zhu, Yue Li, Wenbo Jiang, Dong Yang, Ming Yang
  • Patent number: 10571456
    Abstract: Provided is an electrical measuring cartridge including at least: a biological sample holding section that accommodates a liquid biological sample containing a sedimenting component; a measuring electrode unit that is fixed to the biological sample holding section and composed of a pair of electrodes for electrically measuring a state of the biological sample; and a sedimentation measuring electrode unit that is fixed to a position at a different height from the measuring electrode unit of the biological sample holding section and composed of a pair of electrodes for electrically measuring a degree of sedimentation of the sedimenting component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventors: Yoichi Katsumoto, Marcaurele Brun, Yoshihito Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10564126
    Abstract: An inspection apparatus comprises a light output unit configured to output first light having a first wavelength and second light having a second wavelength, a magneto-optical crystal arranged so that a reflection film faces a measurement target, a light detection unit configured to detect the first light and the second light, and a light guide optical system configured to guide the first light and the second light toward the magneto-optical crystal and the measurement target, and guide the first light reflected by the magneto-optical crystal and the second light reflected by the measurement target toward the light detection unit. The light guide optical system comprises an optical path switching element configured to perform switching between optical paths of a plurality of optical elements so that the first light and the second light are selectively incident on the light detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Tomonori Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10551216
    Abstract: A sensor arrangement and an e-bike that includes the sensor arrangement are provided. The sensor arrangement includes a rotatable driving shaft for an e-bike extending along a rotation axis and includes a bore extending from a first end face of the rotatable driving shaft along the rotation axis, a magnet module arranged within the bore and coupled to the rotatable driving shaft, the magnet module configured to generate a magnetic field within the bore, and at least one sensing element configured to sense a rotation of the magnetic field in response to rotation of the rotatable driving shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Leo Aichriedler, Udo Ausserlechner, Peter Slama
  • Patent number: 10530339
    Abstract: A fixed latency configurable tap or fixed-tap digital filter may filter a signal in a fixed amount of time, regardless of the number of taps. The filter may include one or more of a clock, a plurality of registers in a shift register, an adder, an accumulator, and/or a scaler. In at least one embodiment, a running average may be maintained as samples are received such that the latency remains fixed with a constant number of clock cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Srinivas Achanta