Patents by Inventor Cory Nelson

Cory Nelson 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: 20220367732
    Abstract: A semiconductor-based capacitor can include a substrate including a semiconductor material, an oxide layer formed on a surface of the substrate, a conductive layer formed over at least a portion of the oxide layer, a plurality of distinct coplanar upper terminals, and at least one lower terminal formed. Each of the upper terminals and the at least one lower terminal can be exposed along the top and bottom surfaces of the substrate, respectively, for embedding the capacitor in a substrate such as a circuit board. The semiconductor-based capacitor can be sufficiently miniaturized to be embeddable within a circuit board while providing superior capacitance values. For example, a ratio of the length to the width of the substrate can be in a range from about 3:1 to about 1:3 and an area of the substrate can be less than about 3 mm2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Cory Nelson, Jeff Borgman
  • Publication number: 20220367733
    Abstract: A semiconductor-based capacitor can include a substrate including a semiconductor material, an oxide layer formed over the substrate, a conductive layer formed over at least a portion of the oxide layer, a plurality of distinct coplanar upper terminals, and a lower terminal. The upper terminals and the lower terminal can be exposed along the top and bottom surfaces of the substrate, respectively, for embedding the capacitor in a substrate such as a circuit board. The semiconductor-based capacitor can be sufficiently miniaturized to be embeddable within a circuit board while providing superior capacitance values without compromising the integrity of the capacitor. For example, each of the upper terminals can have a maximum width and a thickness normal to the maximum width, and a ratio of the width to the thickness can be greater than about 80:1 to prevent physical damage to the capacitor from warping or cracking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Cory Nelson, Jeff Borgman
  • Publication number: 20220352391
    Abstract: A metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) capacitor can include a substrate including a semiconductor material, an oxide layer formed on a surface of the substrate, a conductive layer formed over at least a portion of the oxide layer, a first terminal connected with the surface of the substrate, and a second terminal connected with the conductive layer. The oxide layer can be connected in series between the substrate and the conductive layer to form a capacitor between the first terminal and the second terminal. Each of the first terminal and the second terminal can be exposed along the surface of the substrate for surface mounting the capacitor. The MOS capacitor can exhibit excellent high frequency performance. For example, an insertion loss of the MOS capacitor can be greater than about ?0.75 dB for frequencies ranging from about 5 GHz to about 40 GHz.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Inventor: Cory Nelson
  • Publication number: 20220346222
    Abstract: A surface mount transmission line capacitor can have excellent high frequency performance characteristics. The surface mount transmission line capacitor can include a monolithic substrate having a surface, a first electrode formed over the surface, a second electrode arranged over the first electrode, a dielectric layer arranged between the first electrode and second electrode, a first terminal layer exposed along the surface of the substrate and electrically connected with the first electrode, and a second terminal layer exposed along the surface of the substrate and electrically connected with the second electrode. The first terminal layer and the second terminal layer can be contained within a perimeter of the surface of the monolithic substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Inventor: Cory Nelson
  • Publication number: 20220312593
    Abstract: A surface mount component can include a monolithic substrate, an input terminal, an output terminal, and a DC bias terminal. Each terminal can be formed over the monolithic substrate. A conductive trace can be formed over a surface of the monolithic substrate included in a signal path between the input terminal and the output terminal. A thin-film resistor can be connected in a DC bias path between the DC bias terminal and the signal path. The DC bias path can have, at one or more locations along the DC bias path between the DC bias terminal and the signal path, a cross-sectional area in a plane that is perpendicular to the surface of the monolithic substrate. The cross-sectional area of the DC bias path can be less than about 1,000 square microns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Cory Nelson, Gheorghe Korony, Jonathan Herr, Marianne Berolini
  • Publication number: 20220278453
    Abstract: A resistive splitter can include a monolithic substrate and a patterned resistive layer formed over the monolithic substrate. The resistive splitter can include a first terminal, a second terminal, and a third terminal each connected with the patterned resistive layer. The resistive splitter can include at least one frequency compensating conductive layer formed over a portion of the patterned resistive layer. In some embodiments, the resistive splitter can exhibit a first insertion loss response between the first terminal and the second terminal that is greater than about ?10 dB for frequencies ranging from about 0 GHz up to about 30 GHz.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Cory Nelson, Gheorghe Korony
  • Publication number: 20220172891
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a multilayer ceramic capacitor. The multilayer ceramic capacitor has a first end and a second end that is spaced apart from the first end in a longitudinal direction that is perpendicular to a lateral direction wherein the lateral direction and longitudinal direction are each perpendicular to a Z-direction. The multilayer ceramic capacitor comprises a monolithic body comprising a plurality of dielectric layers and a plurality of electrode layers parallel with the lateral direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: Marianne Berolini, Cory Nelson, Seth Fuller, Alma Iris Cordova
  • Publication number: 20210360837
    Abstract: A filter can include a monolithic substrate and at least one conductive layer formed over a top surface of the monolithic substrate and along at least a portion of one or more of a first top edge of the monolithic substrate or a second top edge of the monolithic substrate. A cover layer can be arranged over the top surface of the monolithic substrate. A shield layer can connect with one or more of the conductive layer(s) at the first top edge or the second top edge of the monolithic substrate. The shield layer can include a first portion formed over the first side surface of the cover layer, a second portion formed over the top surface of the cover layer, and a third portion formed over the second side surface of the cover layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Cory Nelson, Gheorghe Korony
  • Publication number: 20200163347
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to rotary molded products and methods of making rotary molded products. Methods of making rotary molded products include combining a reduced-fat dough with a fat to make a dough with the ability to be used in a novel array of rotary molded shapes. Dough pieces and cooked rotary molded products having novel features and dimensions are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: General Mills, Inc.
    Inventors: Roy A Bechtold, Adam Cory Nelson
  • Publication number: 20190378891
    Abstract: A surface mount component is disclosed including an electrically insulating beam that is thermally conductive. The electrically insulating beam has a first end and a second end that is opposite the first end. The surface mount component includes a thin-film component formed on the electrically insulating beam adjacent the first end of the electrically insulating beam. A heat sink terminal is formed on the electrically insulating beam adjacent a second end of the electrically insulating beam. In some embodiments, the thin-film component has an area power capacity of greater than about 0.17 W/mm2 at about 28 GHz.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Cory Nelson, Gheorghe Korony
  • Patent number: 9742348
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to a foldable array of three-dimensional panels, which may include one or more functional electrical components. For instance, the three-dimensional multi-panel array may be reconfigured from a substantially planar configuration into a three-dimensional configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Kevin Campbell Francis, Cory Nelson Newton, Mary E. Wilson, Shannon Alisa Zirbel, Spencer P. Megleby, Larry L. Howell
  • Publication number: 20150075583
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to a foldable array of three-dimensional panels, which may include one or more functional electrical components. For instance, the three-dimensional multi-panel array may be reconfigured from a substantially planar configuration into a three-dimensional configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Kevin Campbell Francis, Cory Nelson Newton, Mary E. Wilson, Shannon Alisa Zirbel, Spencer P. Magleby, Larry L. Howell
  • Publication number: 20070292813
    Abstract: The present invention relates to melting plate candles which employ heat conductive elements to distribute heat from a burning flame at a wick to a support plate for a solid fuel and to the body of said solid fuel, so as to more rapidly liquefy the solid fuel, such as paraffin wax, and to more uniformly and intensely heat such fuels to increase the efficiency of consumption thereof and to more rapidly release volatile materials contained within said fuels. The heat conductive support plate is configured so as to have a capillary pedestal upon the surface thereof, which cooperatively engages a wick holder comprising a preferably consumable wick and heat conductive fins which conduct heat from a flame upon said wick to said support plate, said wick holder further engaging said capillary pedestal in such a locking manner as to resist accidental removal from said pedestal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventors: Joel Adair, Sean Dwyer, Elizabeth Jameson, Chris Kubicek, Padma Varanasi, Paul Furner, Cory Nelson, Matthew Montei
  • Publication number: 20070292812
    Abstract: A candle assembly includes a support base with a melting plate upon which a meltable solid fuel rests and a wick holder to hold a wick and engage the meltable solid fuel. The candle assembly further includes a control unit having at least one electrical component to control a light emitting system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventors: Paul Furner, Mary Adams, William Kissner, Chris Kubicek, Cory Nelson, Jose Porchia, Raechell Thuot, Nathan Westphal, Rene Beland
  • Publication number: 20070287115
    Abstract: The present invention relates to melting plate candles which employ heat conductive elements to distribute heat from a burning flame at a wick to a support plate for a solid fuel and to the body of said solid fuel, so as to more rapidly liquefy the solid fuel, such as paraffin wax, and to more uniformly and intensely heat such fuels to increase the efficiency of consumption thereof and to more rapidly release volatile materials contained within said fuels. The heat conductive support plate is configured so as to have a capillary pedestal upon the surface thereof, which magnetically engages a wick holder comprising a preferably consumable wick and heat conductive fins which conduct heat from a flame upon said wick to said support plate, said magnetic engagement of said wick holder preventing accidental removal thereof from said pedestal. The fuel may be provided in various forms, configured to cooperatively engage said wick holder and support plate, and may comprise various volatile materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2007
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Inventors: Chris Kubicek, Cory Nelson, Robert Gray, Paul Fumer
  • Publication number: 20070199952
    Abstract: An automatic discharge device includes a housing having a top portion and a base portion, wherein surfaces defining a recess are provided therebetween for securely holding a container. At least one gear is disposed substantially between the recess and a rear panel of the housing. A drive motor is in association with the at least one gear. An actuator arm is also provided. Activation of the drive motor and the at least one gear provides for movement of the actuator arm between at least one of a pre-actuation position and a discharge position along a path that has a directional component parallel to a longitudinal axis of the recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Publication date: August 30, 2007
    Inventors: M. Carpenter, Paul Furner, Thomas Gasper, Chris Kubicek, Leon Lemon, Brent Madsen, Kenneth Michaels, Cory Nelson, Michael Short, Gene Sipinski, Nathan Westphal
  • Publication number: 20070121319
    Abstract: A light element includes a translucent shell and a base. The base supports a plurality of LEDs positioned so as to emit a light show through the shell. The device also includes a compartment for receiving and securing a placeable volatile active cartridge and a heater for enabling the device to effectively emit an active ingredient from the cartridge when the cartridge is secured in the compartment. A white light source is provided in the shell as a source of illumination along with the LEDs The device can be used as a white light source, for displaying a colored light show, for displaying colored light schemes and for volatile active emission The devise may include an acoustic transducer for producing light and sound show.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2006
    Publication date: May 31, 2007
    Inventors: Jeffrey Wolf, Scott Walter, Scott Demarest, Cory Nelson, Steven Mineau
  • Publication number: 20070091633
    Abstract: A light apparatus includes one or more light pipes and/or diffusers to transfer and/or diffuse light from a few point light sources to a broader area and to other points. A hollow light pipe includes a light transmissive sidewall that encompasses an interior space, which receives and hides control circuitry for the light sources therein. A bottom end surface of the hollow light pipe is disposed adjacent to one or more light sources and transmits the light therefrom over a relatively large, uniform area. A solid core light pipe has a light receiving end and a light dispersion end having a reflective facet therein. The reflective facet includes a depression forming a reflective surface angularly displaced from a longitudinal axis of the solid core light pipe. A light diffuser surrounding a point source of light is adapted to cause the point source to look like a flame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2006
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Inventors: Kevin Harrity, Cory Nelson, David Carlson, Mark Johnson, Scott Demarest, Matthew Dubin, Kenneth Michaels
  • Publication number: 20070086199
    Abstract: A replacement device for a light bulb includes a translucent shell and a base. The base supports a plurality of colored lights positioned so as to emit a light show through the shell. The base is configured to be received in a conventional light socket. The base also includes a compartment for receiving and securing a replaceable volatile active cartridge for enabling the device to emit an active ingredient from the cartridge when the cartridge is secured in the compartment. A dimmable white light source may also provided in the shell as a source of illumination. Thus, a single device is used as a replacement for a conventional light bulb and is a combination white light source/colored light show source/volatile active source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2006
    Publication date: April 19, 2007
    Inventors: Scott Demarest, Darren Robling, Cory Nelson, Jeffrey Wolf, Scott Walter, Steven Mineau, Matthew Abbondanzio
  • Patent number: D836281
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: General Mills, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Cory Nelson, Morgan A. Patrick