Patents by Inventor Antonio Xavier

Antonio Xavier 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).

  • Publication number: 20200030799
    Abstract: A microfluidics valve comprises at least two substrates (1) between which there is at least a microchannel (5). It additionally comprises at least a barrier (4) of a meltable material, placed in the microchannel. The valve further comprises at least an optical heater (6) placed in correspondence with the barrier (4) and at least a section of one of the substrates (1), in correspondence with the optical heater (6), is transparent. The optical heater is a colored line that, when is illuminated with a light source, is heated and releases the heat to the barrier (4) thus melting the part of it that is closer to the line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Antonio BALDI COLL, María DÍAZ GONZÁLEZ, César FERNÁNDEZ SÁNCHEZ, Francesc Xavier MUÑOZ BERBEL
  • Publication number: 20190333355
    Abstract: Systems and methods of determining an ergonomic assessment for a user are provided. For instance, sensor data can be received from one or more sensors implemented with an ergonomic assessment garment worn by a user. Corporeal data associated with at least one body segment of the user can be determined based at least in part on the sensor data. The corporeal data is associated with a bend angle associated with the at least one body segment. An ergonomic assessment associated with the user can be determined based at least in part on the corporeal data. The ergonomic assessment can include an indication of one or more ergonomic zones associated with the user, the one or more ergonomic zones being determined based at least in part on the bend angle associated with the at least one body segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Ivan Poupyrev, Antonio Xavier Cerruto, Mustafa Emre Karagozler, David Scott Allmon, Munehiko Sato, Susan Jane Wilhite, Shiho Fukuhara
  • Publication number: 20190323125
    Abstract: A gas delivery system includes a 2-port valve including a first valve located between a first port and a second port. A 4-port valve includes a first node connected to a first port and a second port. A bypass path is located between the third port and the fourth port. A second node is located along the bypass path. A second valve is located between the first node and the second node. A manifold block defines gas flow channels configured to connect the first port of the 4-port valve to a first inlet, configured to connect the second port of the 4-port valve to the first port of the 2-port valve, the third port of the 4-port valve to a second inlet, the second port of the 2-port valve to a first outlet, and the fourth port of the 4-port valve to a second outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Ramesh Chandrasekharan, Antonio Xavier, Frank Loren Pasquale, Ryan Blaquiere, Jennifer Leigh Petraglia, Meenakshi Mamunuru
  • Patent number: 10366593
    Abstract: Systems and methods of determining an ergonomic assessment for a user are provided. For instance, sensor data can be received from one or more sensors implemented with an ergonomic assessment garment worn by a user. Corporeal data associated with at least one body segment of the user can be determined based at least in part on the sensor data. The corporeal data is associated with a bend angle associated with the at least one body segment. An ergonomic assessment associated with the user can be determined based at least in part on the corporeal data. The ergonomic assessment can include an indication of one or more ergonomic zones associated with the user, the one or more ergonomic zones being determined based at least in part on the bend angle associated with the at least one body segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ivan Poupyrev, Antonio Xavier Cerruto, Mustafa Emre Karagozler, David Scott Allmon, Munehiko Sato, Susan Jane Wilhite, Shiho Fukuhara
  • Patent number: 10294560
    Abstract: A throttle valve includes a throttle body including a housing having an inner surface. The throttle body includes first and second stop surfaces arranged on the inner surface. A throttle plate is rotatable inside the housing of the throttle body about a shaft between closed and open positions. A first projection is located on a first surface of the throttle plate adjacent to a radially outer end of the throttle plate. A second projection is located on a second surface of the throttle plate adjacent to a radially outer end of the throttle plate. The second surface is opposite the first surface. The first and second projections extend outwardly from the throttle plate in opposite directions and in corresponding directions of rotational movement of the throttle plate during closing to bias against the second stop surface when the throttle valve is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dirk Rudolph, Antonio Xavier
  • Publication number: 20190051133
    Abstract: Systems and methods of determining an ergonomic assessment for a user are provided. For instance, sensor data can be received from one or more sensors implemented with an ergonomic assessment garment worn by a user. Corporeal data associated with at least one body segment of the user can be determined based at least in part on the sensor data. The corporeal data is associated with a bend angle associated with the at least one body segment. An ergonomic assessment associated with the user can be determined based at least in part on the corporeal data. The ergonomic assessment can include an indication of one or more ergonomic zones associated with the user, the one or more ergonomic zones being determined based at least in part on the bend angle associated with the at least one body segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Ivan POUPYREV, Antonio Xavier CERRUTO, Mustafa Emre KARAGOZLER, David Scott ALLMON, Munehiko SATO, Susan Jane WILHITE, Shiho FUKUHARA
  • Patent number: 10160087
    Abstract: A honing method for machining the inner surface of a bore in a workpiece via at least one honing operation using an expandable honing tool with an annular cutting group. The method includes coupling of the honing tool to a working spindle of a machine tool, and; inserting the honing tool into an inlet of the bore with the cutting material elements retracted, until it is in a final insertion position, in which the cutting group is located in an end region of the bore. Then the honing tool is turned and the annular cutting group is simultaneously expanded to create a cylindrical widening of the bore, followed by withdrawal of the honing tool from the bore with simultaneous turning of the honing tool in such a way that the bore is successively further widened in the direction of the inlet side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Elgan-Diamantwerkzeuge GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Florian Kranichsfeld, Joachim Weiblen, Fabio Antonio Xavier, Oliver Bachmann
  • Publication number: 20180073137
    Abstract: A method for reducing effluent buildup in a pumping exhaust system of a substrate processing system includes, during a substrate treatment process, arranging a substrate on a substrate support in a processing chamber; supplying one or more process gases to the processing chamber; supplying an inert dilution gas at a first flow rate to the pumping exhaust system; performing substrate treatment on the substrate in the processing chamber; evacuating reactants from the processing chamber using a pumping exhaust system. The method includes, after the substrate treatment process, supplying cleaning plasma including cleaning gas in the processing chamber during a cleaning process; and supplying the inert dilution gas at a second flow rate that is less than the first flow rate to the pumping exhaust system during the cleaning process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Antonio Xavier, Steven Goza, Ramesh Chandrasekharan, Adrien LaVoie, Joseph Nesmith
  • Publication number: 20170190015
    Abstract: A honing method for machining the inner surface of a bore in a workpiece via at least one honing operation using an expandable honing tool with an annular cutting group. The method includes coupling of the honing tool to a working spindle of a machine tool, and; inserting the honing tool into an inlet of the bore with the cutting material elements retracted, until it is in a final insertion position, in which the cutting group is located in an end region of the bore. Then the honing tool is turned and the annular cutting group is simultaneously expanded to create a cylindrical widening of the bore, followed by withdrawal of the honing tool from the bore with simultaneous turning of the honing tool in such a way that the bore is successively further widened in the direction of the inlet side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: ELGAN-Diamantwerkzeuge GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Florian KRANICHSFELD, Joachim WEIBLEN, Fabio Antonio XAVIER, Oliver BACHMANN
  • Publication number: 20170035178
    Abstract: A hair grid measuring device comprises a thin, flexible body, a first side opposite a second side, a third side opposite a fourth side, a plurality of horizontal grid lines extending from the first side to the second side, and a plurality of vertical grid lines extending from the third side to the fourth side. The thin, flexible body also includes a plurality of apertures holding the device against a first individual's skin, ensuring stability and leverage, and easily bending the grid measuring device to the contours of the first individual's face, head, and body. A method for creating a custom hair style using the hair grid measuring device, accomplished either by hand or via a software application on an electronic device, that allows the first individual to obtain the hair design of a second individual, such as a celebrity, sports player, or actor, or any predetermined shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventor: Antonio Xavier Alvarez
  • Publication number: 20160303702
    Abstract: In a honing method for machining the internal surface of a bore in a workpiece with the aid of at least one honing operation, during a honing operation, an expandable honing tool is moved up and down within the bore in order to produce a reciprocating movement in the axial direction of the bore and at the same time is rotated in order to produce a rotational movement combined with the reciprocating movement. In the process, a bottle-shaped bore is produced, said bore having, following a bore inlet, a first bore section with a first diameter, a second bore section with a second diameter, which is larger than the first diameter, away from the bore inlet, and a transition section with a continuous transition from the first to the second diameter between the first and the second bore section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Applicant: ELGAN-Diamantwerkzeuge GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Fabio Antonio Xavier, Oliver BACHMANN, Florian KRANICHSFELD, Herbert RAUSCHER
  • Patent number: 9230800
    Abstract: Methods of depositing a film on a substrate surface include surface mediated reactions in which a film is grown over one or more cycles of reactant adsorption and reaction. In one aspect, the method is characterized by the following operations: (a) exposing the substrate surface to a first reactant in vapor phase under conditions allowing the first reactant to adsorb onto the substrate surface; (b) exposing the substrate surface to a second reactant in vapor phase while the first reactant is adsorbed on the substrate surface; and (c) exposing the substrate surface to plasma to drive a reaction between the first and second reactants adsorbed on the substrate surface to form the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Novellus Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Adrien LaVoie, Shankar Swaminathan, Hu Kang, Ramesh Chandrasekharan, Tom Dorsh, Dennis M. Hausmann, Jon Henri, Thomas Jewell, Ming Li, Bryan Schlief, Antonio Xavier, Thomas W. Mountsier, Bart J. van Schravendijk, Easwar Srinivasan, Mandyam Sriram
  • Publication number: 20150059648
    Abstract: A throttle valve includes a throttle body including a housing having an inner surface. The throttle body includes first and second stop surfaces arranged on the inner surface. A throttle plate is rotatable inside the housing of the throttle body about a shaft between closed and open positions. A first projection is located on a first surface of the throttle plate adjacent to a radially outer end of the throttle plate. A second projection is located on a second surface of the throttle plate adjacent to a radially outer end of the throttle plate. The second surface is opposite the first surface. The first and second projections extend outwardly from the throttle plate in opposite directions and in corresponding directions of rotational movement of the throttle plate during closing to bias against the second stop surface when the throttle valve is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Dirk Rudolph, Antonio Xavier
  • Publication number: 20140209562
    Abstract: Methods of depositing a film on a substrate surface include surface mediated reactions in which a film is grown over one or more cycles of reactant adsorption and reaction. In one aspect, the method is characterized by the following operations: (a) exposing the substrate surface to a first reactant in vapor phase under conditions allowing the first reactant to adsorb onto the substrate surface; (b) exposing the substrate surface to a second reactant in vapor phase while the first reactant is adsorbed on the substrate surface; and (c) exposing the substrate surface to plasma to drive a reaction between the first and second reactants adsorbed on the substrate surface to form the film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Novellus Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Adrien LaVoie, Shankar Swaminathan, Hu Kang, Ramesh Chandrasekharan, Tom Dorsh, Dennis M. Hausmann, Jon Henri, Thomas Jewell, Ming Li, Bryan Schlief, Antonio Xavier, Thomas W. Mountsier, Bart J. van Schravendijk, Easwar Srinivasan, Mandyam Sriram
  • Patent number: 8728956
    Abstract: Methods of depositing a film on a substrate surface include surface mediated reactions in which a film is grown over one or more cycles of reactant adsorption and reaction. In one aspect, the method is characterized by the following operations: (a) exposing the substrate surface to a first reactant in vapor phase under conditions allowing the first reactant to adsorb onto the substrate surface; (b) exposing the substrate surface to a second reactant in vapor phase while the first reactant is adsorbed on the substrate surface; and (c) exposing the substrate surface to plasma to drive a reaction between the first and second reactants adsorbed on the substrate surface to form the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Novellus Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Adrien LaVoie, Shankar Swaminathan, Hu Kang, Ramesh Chandrasekharan, Tom Dorsh, Dennis M. Hausmann, Jon Henri, Thomas Jewell, Ming Li, Bryan Schlief, Antonio Xavier, Thomas W. Mountsier, Bart J. van Schravendijk, Easwar Srinivasan, Mandyam Sriram
  • Publication number: 20130319063
    Abstract: In a machining method for machining a curved workpiece surface (210) of a workpiece (200), a roll-embossing operation is carried out. At least one rolling element (180A, 180B, 180C) of a machining tool (100) is rolled here under a contact pressure against a section (198) to be machined of the curved workpiece surface. An external surface of the rolling element has a rough surface structure in at least one working section (190A, 190B, 190C) intended for rolling contact with the workpiece surface. The contact pressure is set in such a manner that, during the rolling, a rough roll-embossed structure is produced by local deformation of workpiece material without removing material in the machined region of the workpiece surface. The machining method can be used, for example, for machining the internal surface of a bore in a workpiece, in particular for roughening the workpiece surface for a subsequent coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Elgan-Diamantwerkzeuge GMBH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Josef Schmid, Thomas Witt, Fabio-Antonio Xavier, Steffen Zeller
  • Publication number: 20130237063
    Abstract: A split-pumping system and method for semiconductor fabrication process chambers is provided. The split pumping method may provide two separate exhaust paths, each configured to evacuate a different process gas. The exhaust paths may be configured to not evacuate process gases other than the process gas that the exhaust path is configured to evacuate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventors: SESHASAYEE VARADARAJAN, ANTONIO XAVIER, Ramesh CHANDRASEKHARAN, DIRK RUDOLPH
  • Publication number: 20110295747
    Abstract: The system for remotely managing an ongoing financial transaction providing the necessary comfort and speed for the customer, enabling a reactive or passive operations action from a registered remote customer, the customer requested to authorize or refuse a financial transaction request being processed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventor: Cicero Antonio Xavier De Tortelli
  • Publication number: 20110256724
    Abstract: A liquid injection system for a processing chamber includes a liquid injector that receives a liquid from a liquid supply and that selectively pulses the liquid into a conduit. A control module selects a number of pulses and a pulse width of the liquid injector. A gas supply supplies gas into the conduit. A sensor senses at least one of a first temperature and a first pressure in the conduit and that generates at least one of a first temperature signal and a first pressure signal, respectively. The control module confirms that the selected number of pulses occur based on the at least one of the first temperature signal and the first pressure signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: Novellus Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramesh Chandrasekharan, Antonio Xavier, Kevin Jennings, Ming Li, Henri Jon, Dennis Hausmann
  • Publication number: 20110256726
    Abstract: Methods of depositing a film on a substrate surface include surface mediated reactions in which a film is grown over one or more cycles of reactant adsorption and reaction. In one aspect, the method is characterized by the following operations: (a) exposing the substrate surface to a first reactant in vapor phase under conditions allowing the first reactant to adsorb onto the substrate surface; (b) exposing the substrate surface to a second reactant in vapor phase while the first reactant is adsorbed on the substrate surface; and (c) exposing the substrate surface to plasma to drive a reaction between the first and second reactants adsorbed on the substrate surface to form the film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventors: Adrien LaVoie, Shankar Swaminathan, Hu Kang, Ramesh Chandrasekharan, Tom Dorsh, Dennis M. Hausmann, Jon Henri, Thomas Jewell, Ming Li, Bryan Schlief, Antonio Xavier, Thomas W. Mountsier, Bart J. van Schravendijk, Easwar Srinivasan, Mandyam Sriram