Patents by Inventor Carlos Heil

Carlos Heil 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: 20160003892
    Abstract: System and methods can execute processes in a test system. A flexible platform may be provided for developing test programs for performing automated testing. For example, the tester and its instruments are isolated from the tester operating system, permitting any tester operating system to be used. In another example implementation, a user layer of the platform is isolated from the physical layer of the architecture, permitting hardware-independent test programs that can be created and used among different testers having different test hardware and software. In yet another implementation, execution of a test program is isolated from a tester platform operating system, permitting the test program to function independent from the tester platform. Functionality can be implemented on the platform such that functions are only added, and that existing links to functions are not broken, ensuring continued test system operation when new software, hardware and/or features are added to the platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: Barry Edward Blancha, Leszek Janusz Lechowicz, Stephen S. Helm, Sean Patrick Adam, Jorge Camargo, Paulo Mendes, Carlos Heil
  • Patent number: 9189239
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for performing deterministic processing on a non-deterministic computer system. In one example, the system forces execution of one or more computer instructions to execute within a constant execution time. A deterministic engine, if necessary, waits a variable amount of time to ensure that the execution of the computer instructions is performed over the constant execution time. Because the execution time is constant, the execution is deterministic and therefore may be used in applications requiring deterministic behavior. For example, such a deterministic engine may be used in automated test equipment (ATE) applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: BIN1 ATE, LLC
    Inventors: Paulo Mendes, Carlos Heil, Barry E. Blancha
  • Patent number: 9032384
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for performing processing in a test system. A flexible platform may be provided for developing test programs for performing automated testing. In one such platform, the tester and its instruments are isolated from the tester operating system, permitting any tester operating system to be used. In another example implementation, a user layer of the platform is isolated from the physical layer of the architecture, permitting hardware-independent test programs that can be created and used among different testers having different test hardware and software. In yet another implementation, execution of a test program is isolated from a tester platform operating system, permitting the test program to function independent from the tester platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Bin1 ATE, LLC
    Inventors: Barry E. Blancha, Leszek Janusz Lechowicz, Stephen S. Helm, Sean Patrick Adam, Jorge Camargo, Carlos Heil, Paulo Mendes
  • Publication number: 20150012733
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for performing deterministic processing on a non-deterministic computer system. In one example, the system forces execution of one or more computer instructions to execute within a constant execution time. A deterministic engine, if necessary, waits a variable amount of time to ensure that the execution of the computer instructions is performed over the constant execution time. Because the execution time is constant, the execution is deterministic and therefore may be used in applications requiring deterministic behavior. For example, such a deterministic engine may be used in automated test equipment (ATE) applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Paulo Mendes, Carlos Heil, Barry E. Blancha
  • Patent number: 8719556
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for performing deterministic processing on a non-deterministic computer system. In one example, the system forces execution of one or more computer instructions to execute within a constant execution time. A deterministic engine, if necessary, waits a variable amount of time to ensure that the execution of the computer instructions is performed over the constant execution time. Because the execution time is constant, the execution is deterministic and therefore may be used in applications requiring deterministic behavior. For example, such a deterministic engine may be used in automated test equipment (ATE) applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Bini Ate LLC
    Inventors: Paulo Mendes, Carlos Heil, Barry Edward Blancha
  • Patent number: 8442795
    Abstract: Test systems and methodologies are provided and may include platforms for developing test programs for automated testing. In one example, tester and instruments are isolated from the tester OS, permitting any OS to be used. In another, a user layer is isolated from the physical layer, permitting hardware-independent development and usability among different tester platforms. In another, test program execution is isolated from a tester platform OS, permitting test program function independent from tester platform. In another embodiment, functions are only added, existing links to functions are not broken, ensuring continued operation with new software, hardware and/or features. Systems may be non-deterministic. In one example, the non-deterministic computer is required to execute computer instructions within a constant execution time. A deterministic engine, may be used to wait a variable amount of time to ensure constant execution time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Bin1 ATE, LLC
    Inventors: Barry E. Blancha, Leszek Janusz Lechowicz, Stephen S. Helm, Sean Patrick Adam, Jorge Camargo, Carlos Heil, Paulo Mendes
  • Publication number: 20120159131
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for performing deterministic processing on a non-deterministic computer system. In one example, the system forces execution of one or more computer instructions to execute within a constant execution time. A deterministic engine, if necessary, waits a variable amount of time to ensure that the execution of the computer instructions is performed over the constant execution time. Because the execution time is constant, the execution is deterministic and therefore may be used in applications requiring deterministic behavior. For example, such a deterministic engine may be used in automated test equipment (ATE) applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: Bin1 ATE LLC
    Inventors: Paulo Mendes, Carlos Heil, Barry Edward Blancha
  • Patent number: 8074059
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for performing deterministic processing on a non-deterministic computer system. In one example, the system forces execution of one or more computer instructions to execute within a constant execution time. A deterministic engine, if necessary, waits a variable amount of time to ensure that the execution of the computer instructions is performed over the constant execution time. Because the execution time is constant, the execution is deterministic and therefore may be used in applications requiring deterministic behavior. For example, such a deterministic engine may be used in automated test equipment (ATE) applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Binl ATE, LLC
    Inventors: Paulo Mendes, Carlos Heil, Barry Edward Blancha
  • Patent number: 8065663
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for performing processing in a test system. A flexible platform may be provided for developing test programs for performing automated testing. In one such platform, the tester and its instruments are isolated from the tester operating system, permitting any tester operating system to be used. In another example implementation, a user layer of the platform is isolated from the physical layer of the architecture, permitting hardware-independent test programs that can be created and used among different testers having different test hardware and software. In yet another implementation, execution of a test program is isolated from a tester platform operating system, permitting the test program to function independent from the tester platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Bin1 Ate, LLC
    Inventors: Barry E. Blancha, Leszek Janusz Lechowicz, Stephen S. Helm, Sean Patrick Adam, Jorge Camargo, Carlos Heil, Paulo Mendes
  • Patent number: 7869986
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for performing processing in a test system. A flexible platform may be provided for developing test programs for performing automated testing. In one such platform, the tester and its instruments are isolated from the tester operating system, permitting any tester operating system to be used. In another example implementation, a user layer of the platform is isolated from the physical layer of the architecture, permitting hardware-independent test programs that can be created and used among different testers having different test hardware and software. In yet another implementation, execution of a test program is isolated from a tester platform operating system, permitting the test program to function independent from the tester platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Inventors: Barry E. Blancha, Leszek Janusz Lechowicz, Stephen S. Helm, Sean Patrick Adam, Jorge Camargo, Carlos Heil, Paulo Mendes
  • Patent number: 7844412
    Abstract: Test systems and methodologies are provided and may include platforms for developing test programs for automated testing. In one example, tester and instruments are isolated from the tester OS, permitting any OS to be used. In another, a user layer is isolated from the physical layer, permitting hardware-independent development and usability among different tester platforms. In another, test program execution is isolated from tester platform OS, permitting test program function independent from tester platform. In another embodiment, functions are only added, existing links to functions are not broken, ensuring continued operation with new software, hardware and/or features. Systems may be non-deterministic. In one example, the non-deterministic computer is required to execute computer instructions within a constant execution time. A deterministic engine may be used to wait a variable amount of time to ensure constant execution time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Inventors: Barry E. Blancha, Leszek Janusz Lechowicz, Stephen S. Helm, Sean Patrick Adam, Jorge Camargo, Carlos Heil, Paulo Mendes
  • Publication number: 20080040641
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for performing processing in a test system. A flexible platform may be provided for developing test programs for performing automated testing. In one such platform, the tester and its instruments are isolated from the tester operating system, permitting any tester operating system to be used. In another example implementation, a user layer of the platform is isolated from the physical layer of the architecture, permitting hardware-independent test programs that can be created and used among different testers having different test hardware and software. In yet another implementation, execution of a test program is isolated from a tester platform operating system, permitting the test program to function independent from the tester platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventors: Barry Blancha, Leszek Lechowicz, Stephen Helm, Sean Adam, Jorge Camargo, Carlos Heil, Paulo Mendes
  • Publication number: 20080040706
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for performing processing in a test system. A flexible platform may be provided for developing test programs for performing automated testing. In one such platform, the tester and its instruments are isolated from the tester operating system, permitting any tester operating system to be used. In another example implementation, a user layer of the platform is isolated from the physical layer of the architecture, permitting hardware-independent test programs that can be created and used among different testers having different test hardware and software. In yet another implementation, execution of a test program is isolated from a tester platform operating system, permitting the test program to function independent from the tester platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventors: Barry Blancha, Leszek Lechowicz, Stephen Helm, Sean Adam, Jorge Camargo, Carlos Heil, Paulo Mendes
  • Publication number: 20080040709
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for performing processing in a test system. A flexible platform may be provided for developing test programs for performing automated testing. In one such platform, the tester and its instruments are isolated from the tester operating system, permitting any tester operating system to be used. In another example implementation, a user layer of the platform is isolated from the physical layer of the architecture, permitting hardware-independent test programs that can be created and used among different testers having different test hardware and software. In yet another implementation, execution of a test program is isolated from a tester platform operating system, permitting the test program to function independent from the tester platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventors: Barry Blancha, Leszek Lechowicz, Stephen Helm, Sean Adam, Jorge Camargo, Carlos Heil, Paulo Mendes
  • Publication number: 20080040708
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for performing processing in a test system. A flexible platform may be provided for developing test programs for performing automated testing. In one such platform, the tester and its instruments are isolated from the tester operating system, permitting any tester operating system to be used. In another example implementation, a user layer of the platform is isolated from the physical layer of the architecture, permitting hardware-independent test programs that can be created and used among different testers having different test hardware and software. In yet another implementation, execution of a test program is isolated from a tester platform operating system, permitting the test program to function independent from the tester platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventors: Barry Blancha, Leszek Lechowicz, Stephen Helm, Sean Adam, Jorge Camargo, Carlos Heil, Paulo Mendes
  • Publication number: 20080033682
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for performing processing in a test system. A flexible platform may be provided for developing test programs for performing automated testing. In one such platform, the tester and its instruments are isolated from the tester operating system, permitting any tester operating system to be used. In another example implementation, a user layer of the platform is isolated from the physical layer of the architecture, permitting hardware-independent test programs that can be created and used among different testers having different test hardware and software. In yet another implementation, execution of a test program is isolated from a tester platform operating system, permitting the test program to function independent from the tester platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Inventors: Barry Blancha, Leszek Lechowicz, Stephen Helm, Sean Adam, Jorge Camargo, Carlos Heil, Paulo Mendes
  • Publication number: 20080021669
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for performing processing in a test system. A flexible platform may be provided for developing test programs for performing automated testing. In one such platform, the tester and its instruments are isolated from the tester operating system, permitting any tester operating system to be used. In another example implementation, a user layer of the platform is isolated from the physical layer of the architecture, permitting hardware-independent test programs that can be created and used among different testers having different test hardware and software. In yet another implementation, execution of a test program is isolated from a tester platform operating system, permitting the test program to function independent from the tester platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventors: Barry Blancha, Leszek Lechowicz, Stephen Helm, Sean Adam, Jorge Camargo, Carlos Heil, Paulo Mendes
  • Publication number: 20070055846
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for performing deterministic processing on a non-deterministic computer system. In one example, the system forces execution of one or more computer instructions to execute within a constant execution time. A deterministic engine, if necessary, waits a variable amount of time to ensure that the execution of the computer instructions is performed over the constant execution time. Because the execution time is constant, the execution is deterministic and therefore may be used in applications requiring deterministic behavior. For example, such a deterministic engine may be used in automated test equipment (ATE) applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2005
    Publication date: March 8, 2007
    Inventors: Paulo Mendes, Carlos Heil, Barry Blancha