Patents by Inventor Andrew Nguyen

Andrew Nguyen has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10573493
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for plasma processing are provided herein. In some embodiments, a plasma processing apparatus includes a process chamber having an interior processing volume; a first RF coil disposed proximate the process chamber to couple RF energy into the processing volume; and a second RF coil disposed proximate the process chamber to couple RF energy into the processing volume, the second RF coil disposed coaxially with respect to the first RF coil, wherein the first and second RF coils are configured such that RF current flowing through the first RF coil is out of phase with RF current flowing through the RF second coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Valentin N. Todorow, Samer Banna, Ankur Agarwal, Zhigang Chen, Tse-Chiang Wang, Andrew Nguyen, Martin Jeff Salinas, Shahid Rauf
  • Publication number: 20200055261
    Abstract: Methods of co-bonding a first thermoset composite (TSC) and a second TSC to define a cured composite part are disclosed herein. The methods include partially curing the first TSC to a target state of cure (SOC) to define a first partially cured TSC. The partially curing is based, at least in part, on a maximum temperature of the first TSC during the partially curing and on an elapsed time that an actual temperature of the first TSC is greater than a threshold temperature. The methods further include combining the first partially cured TSC with the second TSC to define a partially cured TSC assembly and heating the partially cured TSC assembly to bond the first partially cured TSC to the second TSC, cure the partially cured TSC assembly, and produce a cured composite part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Karl M. Nelson, Travis James Sherwood, Hardik Dalal, Felix N. Nguyen, Dongyeon Lee, Kenichi Yoshioka, Hideo Andrew Koyanagi
  • Patent number: 10566205
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention a load lock chamber including two or more isolated chamber volumes, wherein one chamber volume is configured for processing a substrate and another chamber volume is configured to provide cooling to a substrate. One embodiment of the present invention provides a load lock chamber having at least two isolated chamber volumes formed in a chamber body assembly. The at least two isolated chamber volumes may be vertically stacked. A first chamber volume may be used to process a substrate disposed therein using reactive species. A second chamber volume may include a cooled substrate support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Jeffrey Salinas, Paul B. Reuter, Andrew Nguyen, Jared Ahmad Lee
  • Publication number: 20200051825
    Abstract: Examples of the present disclosure provide a load that includes a chamber body assembly. The chamber body assembly defines a first chamber volume and a second chamber volume fluidly isolated from one another. The first chamber volume and second chamber volume are selectively connectable to two environments through two sets of openings configured for substrate transferring. A third chamber volume is selectively connectable to the two environments through two sets of openings. A remote plasma source couples a processing gas source to the second chamber volume. A cooled substrate support assembly, includes a plurality of cooling channels, bounds a portion of the first chamber volume. A heated substrate support assembly can support a substrate. A gas distribution assembly, includes a showerhead, is disposed in the second chamber volume and is coupled to the remote plasma source. The showerhead can provide a processing gas to the second chamber volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Martin Jeffrey SALINAS, Paul B. REUTER, Andrew NGUYEN, Jared Ahmad LEE
  • Publication number: 20200033206
    Abstract: The pressure pad which pressure-sensing fabric which is within a gasket and which measures the distribution of pressure on the gasket. Thus, the gasket protects the pressure-sensing fabric from damage due to water or mechanical trauma. The pressure pad includes multiple piezoresistive depositions of piezoresistive depositions ink or paste which act as individual pressure-sensing points. Conductive tracks between the piezoresistive depositions transmit the pressure measurements in the form of electrical signals. The pressure-sensing fabric is connected to a controller and transmits pressure measurements to the controller. Algorithms stored on the controller create a map of absolute mechanical loading to each pressure-sensing point of the pressure pad. The gasket may be mounted beneath a toilet or between plumbing joints. The pressure pad may detect weaknesses in the gasket, a toilet user's weight, a weight of excrement added to the toilet, or a toilet user's posture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: David R. Hall, K. Jeffrey Campbell, Andrew Nguyen, Jared Reynolds, Joshua Larsen
  • Patent number: 10546728
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a plasma chamber design that allows extremely symmetrical electrical, thermal, and gas flow conductance through the chamber. By providing such symmetry, plasma formed within the chamber naturally has improved uniformity across the surface of a substrate disposed in a processing region of the chamber. Further, other chamber additions, such as providing the ability to manipulate the gap between upper and lower electrodes as well as between a gas inlet and a substrate being processed, allows better control of plasma processing and uniformity as compared to conventional systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: James D. Carducci, Hamid Tavassoli, Ajit Balakrishna, Zhigang Chen, Andrew Nguyen, Douglas A. Buchberger, Jr., Kartik Ramaswamy, Shahid Rauf, Kenneth S. Collins
  • Patent number: 10532089
    Abstract: Contemplated cancer treatments comprise recursive analysis of patient-, cancer-, and location-specific neoepitopes from various biopsy sites of a patient after treatment or between successive rounds of immunotherapy and/or chemotherapy to inform further immunotherapy. Recursive analysis preferably includes various neoepitope attributes to so identify treatment relevant neoepitopes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignees: NANTOMICS, LLC, NANT HOLDINGS IP, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Charles Benz, Kayvan Niazi, Patrick Soon-Shiong, Andrew Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10535502
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a plasma chamber design that allows extremely symmetrical electrical, thermal, and gas flow conductance through the chamber. By providing such symmetry, plasma formed within the chamber naturally has improved uniformity across the surface of a substrate disposed in a processing region of the chamber. Further, other chamber additions, such as providing the ability to manipulate the gap between upper and lower electrodes as well as between a gas inlet and a substrate being processed, allows better control of plasma processing and uniformity as compared to conventional systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Carducci, Hamid Tavassoli, Ajit Balakrishna, Zhigang Chen, Andrew Nguyen, Douglas A. Buchberger, Jr., Kartik Ramaswamy, Shahid Rauf, Kenneth S. Collins
  • Patent number: 10522963
    Abstract: A method of laser processing a workpiece includes: focusing a pulsed laser beam into a laser beam focal line directed into the workpiece such that the laser beam focal line generates an induced absorption and produces a defect line along the laser beam focal line within the workpiece. The laser beam focal line has length L and a substantially uniform intensity profile such that the peak intensity distribution over at least 85% of the length L of the focal line does not vary by more 40%, and in some embodiments by no more than 30 or 20% from its mean peak intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Lovell Eglin Comstock, II, Jaques Gollier, Thien An Thi Nguyen, Garrett Andrew Piech, Mark Ranney Westcott
  • Publication number: 20190391861
    Abstract: Systems and methods for presenting collaboration activity to a particular user are disclosed. A method embodiment commences by recording event records that codify one or more event attributes corresponding to one or more content object access events. The content object access events are associated with two or more users that interact with the content objects. At a later moment in time, a subset of event records is selected, the selection being based at least in part on timestamps of the content object access events. A display order to apply to the selected subset of event records is determined, the order being based at least in part on timestamps of collaboration events arising from the users. Event messages to present in a user interface are generated, and the event messages are then displayed in the user interface in accordance with the display order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: Box, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian James Emerick, Naeim Semsarilar, Matthew Andrew Nguyen, Swaroop Butala, Kevin Tsoi, Zachary Kelly
  • Patent number: 10512477
    Abstract: A medical device may include an insertion device having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending therethrough. A snare device may be configured to transition between a retracted state within the lumen of the insertion device, and an extended state extending distally of the insertion device. The snare device may comprise a wire. A member may be disposed within the lumen of the insertion device. The member may be configured to maintain legs of the snare device in an open snare loop configuration in the extended state. In the open snare loop configuration, the wire may include an arcuate loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Elias Khoury, Wade Strelow, Jr., Steven Larsen, Ismail Guler, Brian Hanson, Daniel Vancamp, Paul Smith, Kevin McElwee, Oscar Carrillo, Jr., Andrew Schaubhut, Samuel Raybin, Man Nguyen, Naroun Suon
  • Publication number: 20190385891
    Abstract: Embodiments of process kit components for use in a substrate support, and substrate supports incorporating same, are provided herein. In some embodiments, the substrate support may include a body, a grounding shell formed of an electrically conductive material disposed about the body, a liner formed of an electrically conductive material disposed about the grounding shell, where the liner includes an upper lip that extends inwardly towards the body, a metal fastener disposed through the upper lip to couple the liner to the grounding shell, and a first insulator ring disposed atop the upper lip of the liner and covering the metal fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: XUE CHANG, ANDREW NGUYEN
  • Publication number: 20190378150
    Abstract: Various applications, systems and methods for using, and enhancing V2V communications for various purposes are described. These systems and methods leverage various aspects of satellite radio broadcasts in combination with V2V communications. In some embodiments, V2V-enabled vehicles can receive advertisements or offers from RSEs, or even other V2V enabled vehicles, in a defined Target Region, which may then be played to a user in-vehicle once a given Trigger Region has been entered. By logging all advertisements or offers played to a user and sending the log to an RSE, for example, and from there to a content provider (e.g., an SDARS service operator), verified delivery of advertisements is achieved, which allows the content provider to obtain significant revenues from advertisers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Stelios Patsiokas, Paul Marko, Craig Wadin, Joan DeLuca, Jeffrey David Hayes, Stuart Cox, Richard Andrew Michalski, Mark Rindsberg, George David Mantel, Joseph Michael Smallcomb, Anh Xuan Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20190374147
    Abstract: Disclosed is a tubing system for use in a blood sampling-blood pressure monitoring system. The blood sampling-blood pressure monitoring system may include a control valve, a reservoir with a plunger, a sampling site, and a blood pressure transducer for measuring the blood pressure of a patient. The tubing system may comprise: a plurality of flexible tubing sections and a plurality of rigid tubing sections. The plurality of rigid tubing sections and flexible tubing sections may be interlinked with one another between the patient and the blood pressure transducer for the blood pressure measurement of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventor: Andrew Nguyen Hoan
  • Publication number: 20190371627
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to process chambers having modular design to provide variable process volume and improved flow conductance and uniformity. The modular design according to the present disclosure achieves improved process uniformity and symmetry with simplified chamber structure. The modular design further affords flexibility of performing various processes or processing substrates of various sizes by replacing one of more modules in a modular process chamber according to the present disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew NGUYEN, Yogananda SARODE VISHWANATH, Tom K. CHO
  • Publication number: 20190365962
    Abstract: A mechanical vacuum dressing comprising: a first valve layer comprising a first one-way valve; a second valve layer comprising a second one-way valve; the first valve layer being joined to the second valve layer so as to define a chamber therebetween; the first one-way valve being configured to admit fluid into the chamber through the first one-way valve but prevent fluid from exiting the chamber through the first one-way valve; the second one-way valve being configured to exhaust fluid from the chamber through the second one-way valve but prevent fluid from entering the chamber through the second one-way valve; and the second valve layer comprising an elastomeric material such that (i) when the second valve layer is moved away from the first valve layer, the volume of the chamber is increased, and (ii) when the second valve layer is thereafter released, the second valve layer moves back towards the first valve layer and the volume of the chamber is decreased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Sang Lee, Anthony Assal, Matthew Baird, John Frederick Cornhill, Russell Corwin, Andrew Harvey, Jeffrey Milsom, Anh Nguyen, Jia Xing, James Goldie, Vladimir Gilman, Minh Duong, Jennifer Vondran, Blair Hough, Gerard I. Libby, Timothy Norman Johnson, Darwin T. Keith-Lucas
  • Publication number: 20190360900
    Abstract: This application relates generally to a method and apparatus to deposit particles onto one or more coupons, and harvest particles from one or more coupons, which may beneficially provide a more uniform or localized distribution of particles over a specified area on each coupon. The application relates to a method and apparatus for depositing particles onto one or more coupons using a sieve. The application also relates to a method and apparatus for depositing particles onto one or more coupons using a dust storm. The particle loadings achieved on each coupon or across an individual coupon may be substantially uniform. The application further relates to a laser-based method and apparatus for transferring particles deposited at localized points on a source coupon to a different substrate for further use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Furstenberg, Thomas Fischer, Viet K. Nguyen, R. Andrew McGill, Chris Kendziora, Michael Papantonakis
  • Patent number: 10484383
    Abstract: A content management system can tag a client installer with an information tag linking the client installer to a user account. The client installer can be configured to install the client-side application on the client device and pass the identification tag to the installed client-side application. The client-side application can transmit the identification tag to the content management system, which can use the identification tag to identify the linked user account and log the client-side application into the user account. The content management system can implement several verification measures such as limiting the number of times and when an identification tag can be used, as well as IP addresses that can use the identification tag. The content management system can also use data cached by the web-browser application to determine if the web-browser application was used to access the user account in the past.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: DROPBOX, INC.
    Inventors: Huy Nguyen, Josh Kaplan, Viraj Mody, Ritu Vincent, Andrew Bortz, David Euresti
  • Publication number: 20190341233
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein include a processing tool comprising configured for rapid and stable changes in the processing pressure. In an embodiment, the processing tool may comprises a chamber body. In an embodiment, the chamber body is a vacuum chamber. The processing tool may further comprise a chuck for supporting a substrate in the chamber body. In an embodiment, the processing tool may also comprise a cathode liner surrounding the chuck and a flow confinement ring aligned with the cathode liner. In an embodiment, the cathode liner and the flow confinement ring define an opening between a main processing volume and a peripheral volume of the vacuum chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew Nguyen, Yogananda Sarode Vishwanath, Xue Chang
  • Publication number: 20190341236
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for processing substrates in tandem processing regions of a plasma chamber is provided. In one example, the apparatus is embodied as a plasma chamber that includes a chamber body having a first chamber side with a first processing region and a second chamber side with a second processing region. The chamber body has a front wall and a bottom wall. A first chamber side port, a second chamber side port, and a vacuum port are disposed through the bottom wall. The vacuum port is at least part of an exhaust path for each of the processing regions. A vacuum house extends from the front wall and defines a second portion of the vacuum port. A substrate support is disposed in each of the processing regions, and a stem is coupled to each substrate support. Each stem extends through a chamber side port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew NGUYEN, Yogananda SARODE VISHWANATH, Xue Yang CHANG