Patents by Inventor Christopher J. Alberts

Christopher J. Alberts 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: 20190285665
    Abstract: A method of probing printed circuit boards that includes providing a circuit board design including a plurality of probe points, and selecting a probe point including a location ink from the plurality of probe points in the circuit board design to be probed on a physical printed circuit board design. The method continues with probing at least one probe point of the plurality of probe points with a probe that activates the location ink. Activation of the location ink by the probe indicates the selected probe point including the locating ink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Jason T. Albert, Matthew S. Doyle, Christopher J. Engel, Kahn C. Evans, Steven B. Janssen, Matt K. Light
  • Patent number: 10371718
    Abstract: A method of probing printed circuit boards that includes providing a circuit board design including a plurality of probe points, and selecting a probe point including a location ink from the plurality of probe points in the circuit board design to be probed on a physical printed circuit board design. The method continues with probing at least one probe point of the plurality of probe points with a probe that activates the location ink. Activation of the location ink by the probe indicates the selected probe point including the locating ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason T. Albert, Matthew S. Doyle, Christopher J. Engel, Kahn C. Evans, Steven B. Janssen, Matt K. Light
  • Patent number: 5429009
    Abstract: A movable robot for performing tasks upon and traversing a work surface. The robot having a first support means having a longitudinal axis. The first support means have first gripping means extending therefrom for detachable adhering the first support means to the work surface. The robot further having at least one second support means movably coupled to the first support means. Respective second gripping means extend from each second support means for detachable adhering the second support means to the work surface. The first and second gripping means are capable of being moved relative to one another both in a direction parallel to the longitudinal axis and along a line that intersects the longitudinal axis. At least one tool is attached to one or more of the first and second support means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1995
    Assignee: Carnegie Mellon University
    Inventors: Court L. Wolfe, Mel Siegel, Christopher J. Alberts