Patents by Inventor BENJAMIN T. CARLSON

BENJAMIN T. CARLSON 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: 11982359
    Abstract: Described are isolation valves, and chamber systems incorporating and methods of using the isolation valves. In some embodiments, an isolation valve may include a valve body and a flapper assembly. The valve body may define a first fluid volume, a second fluid volume, and a seating surface. The flapper assembly may include a flapper disposed inside the valve body having a flapper surface complimentary to the seating surface. The flapper may be pivotable within the valve body to a first position such that the flapper surface may be away from the seating surface to allow fluid flow between the first fluid volume and the second fluid volume. The flapper may be pivotable within the valve body to a second position such that the flapper surface may be proximate the seating surface to form a non-contact seal to restrict fluid flow between the first fluid volume and the second fluid volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Riordon, Anantha K. Subramani, Charles T. Carlson
  • Patent number: 11953097
    Abstract: Described are isolation valves, and chamber systems incorporating and methods of using the isolation valves. In some embodiments, an isolation valve may include a valve body and a flapper assembly. The valve body may define a first fluid volume, a second fluid volume, and a seating surface. The flapper assembly may include a flapper disposed inside the valve body having a flapper surface complimentary to the seating surface. The flapper may be pivotable within the valve body to a first position such that the flapper surface may be away from the seating surface to allow fluid flow between the first fluid volume and the second fluid volume. The flapper may be pivotable within the valve body to a second position such that the flapper surface may be proximate the seating surface to form a non-contact seal to restrict fluid flow between the first fluid volume and the second fluid volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Riordon, Anantha K. Subramani, Charles T. Carlson
  • Publication number: 20240054399
    Abstract: A system for providing a boosted decision tree (BDT) for use on an electronic device to provide an event score based on a user input event, where the device includes: a machine learning trainer configured to create a trained BDT from an untrained BDT by determining parameters for the untrained BDT; a nanosecond optimizer configured to create an optimized BDT, the nanosecond optimizer including at least one of a tree flattener, a tree merger, a score normalizer, a tree remover, and a cut eraser; and a converter coupled to the nanosecond optimizer and configured to receive the optimized BDT from the nanosecond optimizer and convert the optimized BDT to a language for high-level-synthesis to produce a hardware description language representation of the optimized BDT, wherein the hardware description language representation of the optimized BDT is structured and configured to be implemented in firmware provided on the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2022
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH-OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION
    Inventors: TAE MIN HONG, BENJAMIN T. CARLSON, JOERG H. STELZER, STEPHEN T. ROCHE, STEPHEN T. RACZ, DANIEL C. STUMPP, QUINCY BAYER, BRANDON R. EUBANKS