Patents Examined by Yu-Hsi D Sun
  • Patent number: 10446607
    Abstract: Devices and methods of forming a device are disclosed. The method includes providing a substrate and a first upper dielectric layer over first and second regions of the substrate. The first upper dielectric layer includes a first upper interconnect level with a plurality of metal lines in the regions. A two-terminal device element which includes a device layer coupled in between first and second terminals is formed over the first upper dielectric layer in the second region. The first terminal contacts the metal line in the first upper interconnect level of the second region and the second terminal is formed on the device layer. An encapsulation liner covers at least exposed side surfaces of the device layer of the two-terminal device element. A dielectric layer which includes a second upper interconnect level with dual damascene interconnects is provided in the regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDARIES SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Wanbing Yi, Curtis Chun-I Hsieh, Juan Boon Tan, Soh Yun Siah, Hai Cong, Alex See, Young Seon You, Danny Pak-Chum Shum, Hyunwoo Yang
  • Patent number: 10446676
    Abstract: A heterostructure semiconductor device includes a first active layer and a second active layer disposed on the first active layer. A two-dimensional electron gas layer is formed between the first and second active layers. An AlSiN passivation layer is disposed on the second active layer. First and second ohmic contacts electrically connect to the second active layer. The first and second ohmic contacts are laterally spaced-apart, with a gate being disposed between the first and second ohmic contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Power Integrations, Inc.
    Inventors: Jamal Ramdani, Michael Murphy, John Paul Edwards
  • Patent number: 10445161
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains correcting linear interpolation errors. In one embodiment, a system comprises an input configured to receive the periodic signal at a first sampling rate and an output configured to provide an interpolated representation of the periodic signal at a second sampling rate. A linear interpolation subsystem may establish a ratio between the first sampling rate and the second sampling rate to determine a slip frequency. The linear interpolation subsystem creates an interpolated representation of the periodic signal based on the ratio. The interpolated representation of the periodic signal includes a deterministic error attributable to interpolation. A linear interpolation correction subsystem may correct the deterministic error attributable to the linear interpolation subsystem and create a corrected interpolated representation. An application interface subsystem may provide the corrected interpolated representation to an application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl V. Mattoon, Travis L. Mooney
  • Patent number: 10429204
    Abstract: Athletic performance monitoring systems include GPS data to enhance various features of the workout as well as the post-workout data analysis. Such features include using output from multiple sensors to determine the most accurate data available for providing distance measurements for individual segments of a route. The most accurate data for each route segment, from whatever source, then is used to provide the overall route distance and as the basis for making other calculations, such as pace, calorie burn, etc. Another feature relates to the ability to both input and output geographically tagged messages while moving along a route during an athletic performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. Hoffman, Miles W. Brown, Aaron B. Weast, Matt Capozzi, Tomislav Lakovic, James Molyneux, Jamian R. Cobbett
  • Patent number: 10431528
    Abstract: A leadframe of a semiconductor device includes a die pad, first and second suspension leads, and a frame. The main surfaces of the die pad and the frame are located on different planes, and the die pad and the frame are connected to each other by the first and second suspension leads. A first boundary line between the first suspension lead and the die pad runs on a straight line different from a second boundary line between the second suspension lead and the die pad. A third boundary line between the first suspension lead and the frame runs on a straight line different from a fourth boundary line between the second suspension lead and the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takamasa Iwai, Satoshi Kondo, Hiroshi Kawashima, Junji Fujino, Ken Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10422221
    Abstract: A method for determining a volume of a constituent(s) in a geological formation may include generating an equation of state based upon log measurements for the geological formation, with the equation of state providing a correlation between the log measurements, determining a quality factor for the equation of state, and for each of a plurality of different constituents expected to be in the formation, determining a constituent compliance factor for each of the constituents. The method may further include determining an uncertainty for each constituent compliance factor, determining a likelihood that each constituent is present in the formation based upon the quality factor, the constituent compliance factor for the constituent, and the uncertainty for the constituent compliance factor, generating a volumetric model based upon the log measurements and the determined likelihoods of the constituents in the formation, and determining the volume of the constituent(s) based upon the volumetric model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kais Gzara, Vikas Jain, Chanh Cao Minh, Roger Griffiths
  • Patent number: 10424520
    Abstract: There is provided a technique of manufacturing a semiconductor device, including: by a processing performing part, processing a substrate based on setting parameter corresponding to process recipe stored in a controller; by a first transceiver, transmitting measurement value of the processing performing part to the controller; by the controller, causing a learning part to perform machine learning process on the measurement value received from the first transceiver as learning data; by the controller, after the act of causing the learning part to perform the machine learning process, generating update data for updating the setting parameter; by the controller, causing an arithmetic part to generate update parameter for updating the setting parameter based on the update data; by the controller, causing a second transceiver to transmit the update parameter to the first transceiver; and by the updating part, updating the setting parameter based on the update parameter received from the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: KOKUSAI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takafumi Sasaki, Kazuhiro Morimitsu, Naofumi Ohashi, Tadashi Takasaki, Shun Matsui
  • Patent number: 10422809
    Abstract: A wristwatch includes a storing unit that stores relational data for predetermined user classifications, such as gender and body height, indicating a relationship between a traveling pitch, which is the number of steps taken by a user per predetermined amount of time, and a traveling speed which is a running speed or a walking speed. A correcting unit corrects the stored relational data based on a set of a measured traveling pitch and a measured traveling speed. A speed calculating unit calculates a traveling speed of the user from a measured traveling pitch of the user based on the stored relational data that correspond to a user classification input by the user and that has been corrected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignees: SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC., ASICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Takakura, Hiroshi Shimizu, Tomohiro Ihashi, Keisuke Tsubata, Takehiro Tagawa, Ryota Shinayama
  • Patent number: 10416272
    Abstract: It is disclosed to obtain a frequency transformed radiomap data set by applying a discrete frequency transform to an original radiomap data set. It is also disclosed to obtain a reconstructed radiomap data set by applying an inverse discrete frequency transform to a frequency transformed radiomap data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Lauri Wirola, Jari Syrjarinne, Jukka Talvitie, Elena-Simona Lohan
  • Patent number: 10416143
    Abstract: A computing system performs a method of determining cumulative exposure to a gas. The computing system receives data that correspond to local concentrations of a gas from a plurality of stationary gas sensors in a home. Respective stationary gas sensors are located at respective fixed locations in respective rooms in the home. The computing system also receives data that correspond to occupancy of the home, including occupancy by a first occupant. The computing system determines a cumulative exposure of the first occupant to the gas in the home, based at least in part on the received data that correspond to local concentrations of the gas and the received data that correspond to occupancy of the home. The computing system performs and/or sends instructions to perform one or more predefined operations in accordance with the determined cumulative exposure of the first occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: David Sloo, Yoky Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 10418572
    Abstract: There is provided a flexible display having a plurality of innovations configured to allow bending of a portion or portions to reduce apparent border size and/or utilize the side surface of an assembled flexible display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: SeYeoul Kwon, HeeSeok Yang, Sangcheon Youn, SungWoo Kim, YoonDong Cho, Saemleenuri Lee
  • Patent number: 10411205
    Abstract: There is provided a flexible display having a plurality of innovations configured to allow bending of a portion or portions to reduce apparent border size and/or utilize the side surface of an assembled flexible display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: SeYeoul Kwon, HeeSeok Yang, Sangcheon Youn, SungWoo Kim, YoonDong Cho, Saemleenuri Lee
  • Patent number: 10408958
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to detecting subsurface features via a seismic survey. A system can obtain seismic data from nodes separated from each other by at least a threshold distance on a ground surface. The seismic data can include image trace data based on field trace data detected from each of the plurality of seismic data acquisition units. The system retrieves a sample interval and a parameter. The system configures a bandlimited binning function with the sampling interval and the predetermined parameter. The system applies the bandlimited binning function to a plurality of image traces of the image trace data to generate a bandlimited angle gather value for a bin in an angle gathers grid. The system generates an image based on the angle gathers grid and provides the image for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Fairfield Industries Incorporated
    Inventor: William Aeppli Schneider, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10403645
    Abstract: A flexible display panel includes a bending area and a surrounding area adjacent to the bending area. The barrier layer includes first silicon nitride layers and first silicon oxide layers which are overlapped with the bending area. The first silicon nitride layers and the first silicon oxide layers are stacked alternately. Each of the first silicon nitride layers may have a thickness less than or equal to about 400 ?, and each of the first silicon oxide layers may have a thickness less than or equal to about 650 ?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: Samsung Display Co., Ltd., Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Jun Namkung, Seung Min Jane Han, Youbin Kim
  • Patent number: 10403304
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for generating predictions of tendencies of a waveform segment to induce frisson. In one example, a method includes producing Mel-frequency cepstral coefficients corresponding to an audio waveform, dividing the waveform into a plurality of segments that have been tagged with a value indicating a likelihood that the segment will produce a frisson response in a listener, and training a neural network with the Mel-frequency cepstral coefficients and the segment tag values to generate predictions of a tendency of a waveform segment to induce frisson. In some examples, the method further includes displaying a visualization of the waveform, wherein the visualization indicates how likely portions of the visualized waveform are to induce frisson.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: QBRIO STUDIO, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan A. Gatto, Asa W. Kaplan
  • Patent number: 10401530
    Abstract: A method for quality control of gamma-gamma well logging data within a borehole for mineral exploration, including receiving, at a computing device, raw well logging data; identifying and formatting data sets from the raw well logging data; applying at least one quality control process to the formatted data sets, the at least one quality control process being selected from: a linear verification process comparing linearity of density data readings between a long and a short spaced sensor in a probe; a density range verification process comparing density readings at the probe with density ranges for the borehole lithology; a diameter comparison process comparing actual diameter of the borehole at a depth with density readings at the depth; and a residual verification process for verifying a proportionality between densities measured by the long spaced sensor and short spaced sensor; compiling the results and providing an output of the compiled results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: VALE S.A.
    Inventors: Wanderson Roberto Pereira, Dionisio Uendro Carlos
  • Patent number: 10393811
    Abstract: A quantitative evaluation method for the reliability of a Markov model switched reluctance motor system. The method comprises: solving a probability matrix P?T(t) of a switched reluctance motor system being in any survival state at any time t via a state conversion diagram of the switched reluctance motor system; calculating the sum of various elements of the probability matrix P?T(t) of the survival state, so that a reliability function R(t) is obtained; and thus calculating the average working time of the switched reluctance motor system before failure, thereby realizing the quantitative evaluation of the switched reluctance motor system and satisfying the requirements for the reliability analysis of a switched reluctance motor drive system. This disclosure has a good engineering application value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: CHINA UNIVERSITY OF MINING AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hao Chen, Xing Wang, Yuxiang Chen, Huan Yang
  • Patent number: 10387768
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide an enhanced Restricted Boltzmann Machine (RBM) system with a novel regularization term to generate features automatically that are suitable for predicting remaining useful life (RUL) of engineered systems such as machines, tools, apparatus, or parts. The system improves the trendability of the output features, which may better represent the degradation pattern of such systems. The disclosed system has been demonstrated to improve trendability and RUL prediction accuracy, offering improved predictive power earlier in the life cycle of the machine, tool, or part. During operation, the system implements an RBM including a loss function. The system then extracts a set of features from a degradation measurement via the RBM. The system fits a rate-of-change slope for a respective feature and adds a regularization term to the loss function based on the fitted slope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Linxia Liao, Wenjing Jin
  • Patent number: 10379133
    Abstract: A method for estimating rotational speed of a system includes receiving vibrational data from a sensor, estimating a speed from the vibrational data to create estimated speed data, and filtering the estimated speed data through an adaptively weighted filter to minimize incorrect speed estimation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Simmonds Precision Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Lei Liu, Kyle M. Bruce
  • Patent number: 10378945
    Abstract: A server system for remote monitoring includes a wireless communication interface, a processor, and a storage device. The wireless communication interface receives at least one data packet over wireless communications from a remote monitoring system. The processor processes the data packet including sensor information from a sensor coupled to the remote monitoring system. The storage device stores the sensor information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Arthroscopic Surgery Associates Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory M. Glenn, Damon Silva, Timothy Henry