Patents by Inventor Brian Creed

Brian Creed 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: 20200321479
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided herein for low loss coupling capacitor structures. The embodiments include a n-type varactor (NVAR) configuration and p-type varactor (PVAR) configuration. The structure in the NVAR configuration comprises a p-doped semiconductor substrate (Psub), a deep n-doped semiconductor well (DNW) in the Psub, and a p-doped semiconductor well (P well) in the DNW. The circuit structure further comprises a source terminal of a p-doped semiconductor material within P well, and a drain terminal of the p-doped semiconductor material within the P well. Additionally, the circuit structure comprises an insulated gate on the surface of the P well, a metal pattern comprising a plurality of layers of metal lines, and a plurality of vias through the metal lines. The vias are contacts connecting the metal lines to the gate, the source terminal, and the drain terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Creed, Lawrence E. Connell, Kent Jaeger, Matthew Richard Miller
  • Patent number: 10715195
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology for an apparatus having a current conveyer comprising a first stage having a first differential input, and a second stage having a second differential input. The first and second stages are configured to operate in a push-pull mode to provide an output signal at a current conveyer output between the first stage and the second stage. The apparatus has a first frequency mixer configured to generate a first mixer signal based on an input signal and an oscillator signal having a first frequency. The first frequency mixer is configured to provide the first mixer signal to the first differential input. The apparatus has a second frequency mixer configured to generate a second mixer signal based on the input signal and a second oscillator signal having the first frequency. The second frequency mixer is configured to provide the second mixer signal to the second differential input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Richard Miller, Brian Creed, Terrie McCain
  • Patent number: 10586878
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided herein for low loss coupling capacitor structures. The embodiments include a n-type varactor (NVAR) configuration and p-type varactor (PVAR) configuration. The structure in the NVAR configuration comprises a p-doped semiconductor substrate (Psub), a deep n-doped semiconductor well (DNW) in the Psub, and a p-doped semiconductor well (P well) in the DNW. The circuit structure further comprises a source terminal of a p-doped semiconductor material within P well, and a drain terminal of the p-doped semiconductor material within the P well. Additionally, the circuit structure comprises an insulated gate on the surface of the P well, a metal pattern comprising a plurality of layers of metal lines, and a plurality of vias through the metal lines. The vias are contacts connecting the metal lines to the gate, the source terminal, and the drain terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Creed, Lawrence Connell, Kent Jaeger, Matthew Richard Miller
  • Publication number: 20190382846
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel mitochondrial fusion transcripts and the parent mutated mtDNA molecules that are useful for predicting, diagnosing and/or monitoring cancer. Hybridization probes complementary thereto for use in the methods of the invention are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Ryan Parr, Brian Reguly, Gabriel Dakubo, Jennifer Creed, Kerry Robinson
  • Publication number: 20190382852
    Abstract: Methods and kits for predicting, diagnosing and monitoring cancer, wherein the methods comprise quantifying mitochondrial DNA mutations in biological samples. The methods of the invention may also be effective in screening for new therapeutic agents and treatment regimens and may also be useful for monitoring the response of a subject to a preventative or therapeutic treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: MDNA Life Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Parr, Jennifer Creed, Kerry Robinson, Andrea Maggrah, Katrina Maki, Gabriel Dakubo, Brian Reguly, Andrew Harbottle, Jude Alexander
  • Publication number: 20190386694
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology for an apparatus having a current conveyer comprising a first stage having a first differential input, and a second stage having a second differential input. The first and second stages are configured to operate in a push-pull mode to provide an output signal at a current conveyer output between the first stage and the second stage. The apparatus has a first frequency mixer configured to generate a first mixer signal based on an input signal and an oscillator signal having a first frequency. The first frequency mixer is configured to provide the first mixer signal to the first differential input. The apparatus has a second frequency mixer configured to generate a second mixer signal based on the input signal and a second oscillator signal having the first frequency. The second frequency mixer is configured to provide the second mixer signal to the second differential input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Richard Miller, Brian Creed, Terrie McCain
  • Publication number: 20190323087
    Abstract: A method is provided for detecting a cancer in an individual, the method comprising detection of a deletion in the nucleic acid sequence between residues 10743 and 14125 in mitochondrial DNA by extracting the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) from the biological sample obtained from the individual and quantifying the amount of mtDNA in the sample having a deletion in the nucleic acid sequence between approximately residues 10743 and 14125 of the mtDNA genome, and comparing the amount of mtDNA in the sample having the deletion to at least one known reference sample. Kits for conducting the method are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Ryan L. PARR, Robert THAYER, Gabriel D. DAKUBO, Jennifer CREED, Kerry ROBINSON, Andrea MAGGRAH, Brian REGULY
  • Patent number: 10400290
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for predicting, diagnosing and monitoring cancer. The methods comprise obtaining biological samples, extracting mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) from the samples, quantifying mitochondrial DNA mutation in the sample and comparing the level of mtDNA mutation with a reference value. The methods of the invention may also be effective in screening for new therapeutic agents and treatment regimes, and may also be useful for monitoring the response of a subject to a preventative or therapeutic treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: MDNA Life Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Parr, Jennifer Creed, Kerry Robinson, Andrea Maggrah, Katrina Maki, Gabriel Dakubo, Brian Reguly, Andrew Harbottle, Jude Alexander
  • Patent number: 10308987
    Abstract: A method for detecting cancer in an individual comprising detecting a deletion in the nucleic acid sequence between residues 10743 and 14125 in mitochondrial DNA, obtaining a biological sample from the individual, extracting the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) from the sample, quantifying the amount of mtDNA in the sample having a deletion in the nucleic acid sequence between residues 10743 and 14125 of the mtDNA genome, and comparing the amount of mtDNA in the sample having the deletion to at least one known reference sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: MDNA Life Sciences Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan L. Parr, Robert Thayer, Gabriel D. Dakubo, Jennifer Creed, Kerry Robinson, Andrea Maggrah, Brian Reguly
  • Publication number: 20180090627
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided herein for low loss coupling capacitor structures. The embodiments include a n-type varactor (NVAR) configuration and p-type varactor (PVAR) configuration. The structure in the NVAR configuration comprises a p-doped semiconductor substrate (Psub), a deep n-doped semiconductor well (DNW) in the Psub, and a p-doped semiconductor well (P well) in the DNW. The circuit structure further comprises a source terminal of a p-doped semiconductor material within P well, and a drain terminal of the p-doped semiconductor material within the P well. Additionally, the circuit structure comprises an insulated gate on the surface of the P well, a metal pattern comprising a plurality of layers of metal lines, and a plurality of vias through the metal lines. The vias are contacts connecting the metal lines to the gate, the source terminal, and the drain terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Brian Creed, Lawrence Connell, Kent Jaeger, Matthew Richard Miller
  • Patent number: 9837555
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided herein for low loss coupling capacitor structures. The embodiments include a n-type varactor (NVAR) configuration and p-type varactor (PVAR) configuration. The structure in the NVAR configuration comprises a p-doped semiconductor substrate (Psub), a deep n-doped semiconductor well (DNW) in the Psub, and a p-doped semiconductor well (P well) in the DNW. The circuit structure further comprises a source terminal of a p-doped semiconductor material within P well, and a drain terminal of the p-doped semiconductor material within the P well. Additionally, the circuit structure comprises an insulated gate on the surface of the P well, a metal pattern comprising a plurality of layers of metal lines, and a plurality of vias through the metal lines. The vias are contacts connecting the metal lines to the gate, the source terminal, and the drain terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Creed, Lawrence Connell, Kent Jaeger, Matthew Richard Miller
  • Publication number: 20160308073
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided herein for low loss coupling capacitor structures. The embodiments include a n-type varactor (NVAR) configuration and p-type varactor (PVAR) configuration. The structure in the NVAR configuration comprises a p-doped semiconductor substrate (Psub), a deep n-doped semiconductor well (DNW) in the Psub, and a p-doped semiconductor well (P well) in the DNW. The circuit structure further comprises a source terminal of a p-doped semiconductor material within P well, and a drain terminal of the p-doped semiconductor material within the P well. Additionally, the circuit structure comprises an insulated gate on the surface of the P well, a metal pattern comprising a plurality of layers of metal lines, and a plurality of vias through the metal lines. The vias are contacts connecting the metal lines to the gate, the source terminal, and the drain terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Brian Creed, Lawrence Connell, Kent Jaeger, Matthew Richard Miller
  • Patent number: 6664826
    Abstract: A loop filter and amplifier (206) is configured to generate a control voltage (VC) by applying low gain to a correction voltage (VP) in response to an input signal (VH/L) indicating that the VCO (202) is to operate at low frequencies and applying high gain to the correction voltage in response to the input signal indicating that the VCO is to operate at high frequencies. A loop filter and amplifier (306) is configured to generate a control voltage (VC) by shifting the control voltage by an amount determined by an offset voltage (VOFF) and by adjusting the control voltage with a correction voltage (VP). An operational amplifier (310) is configured to generate a difference between the amount determined by the offset voltage and the correction voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Creed, David J. Smentek, William C. Hart