Patents by Inventor David T. Young

David T. Young 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: 10611080
    Abstract: A method includes: providing a three-dimensional printer including a build surface and a carrier that is movable away from and toward the build surface; advancing the carrier toward the build surface and contacting a lower surface of the carrier with the build surface or a fixture or frame member adjacent the build surface to align the carrier in an aligned position with the lower surface of the carrier parallel to the build surface; and locking the carrier in a locked state to maintain the carrier in the aligned position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Carbon, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory W. Dachs, II, Derek Bruce Young, David Moore, Edward T. Samulski
  • Publication number: 20190325262
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system obtains feature configurations for a set of features. Next, the system obtains, from the feature configurations, an anchor containing metadata for accessing a first feature in an environment and a feature derivation for generating a second feature from the first feature. The system then uses the anchor to retrieve feature values of the first feature from the environment and uses the feature derivation to generate additional feature values of the second feature from the feature values of the first feature. Finally, the system provides the additional feature values for use with one or more machine learning models.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David J. Stein, Paul T. Ogilvie, Bee-Chung Chen, Ke Wu, Grace W. Tang, Priyanka Gariba, Yangchun Luo, Boyi Chen, Jian Qiao, Benjamin Hoan Le, Joel D. Young, Wei Zhuang
  • Publication number: 20190325085
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system obtains a feature configuration for a feature. Next, the system obtains, from the feature configuration, an anchor containing metadata for accessing the feature in an environment. The system then uses one or more attributes of the anchor to retrieve one or more feature values of the feature from the environment. Finally, the system provides the one or more feature values for use with one or more machine-learning models.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David J. Stein, Paul T. Ogilvie, Bee-Chung Chen, Shaunak Chatterjee, Priyanka Gariba, Ke Wu, Grace W. Tang, Yangchun Luo, Boyi Chen, Amit Yadav, Ruoyang Wang, Divya Gadde, Wenxuan Gao, Amit Chandak, Varnit Agnihotri, Wei Zhuang, Joel D. Young, Weidong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10395545
    Abstract: In an aspect of the present disclosure, a method for analyzing the speech delivery of a user is disclosed including presenting to the user a plurality of speech delivery analysis criteria, receiving from the user a selection of at least one of the speech delivery analysis criterion, receiving, from at least one sensing device, speech data captured by the at least one sensing device during the delivery of a speech by the user, transmitting the speech data and the selected at least one speech delivery analysis criterion to an analysis engine for analysis based on the selected at least one speech delivery analysis criteria, receiving, from the analysis engine an analysis report for the speech data, the analysis report comprising an analysis of the speech data performed by the analysis engine based on the selected at least one criterion, and presenting to the user the analysis report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Richard T. Bassemir, Beth L. Hoffman, David Jimenez, Britney Tong, Yvonne M. Young
  • Patent number: 8143105
    Abstract: An improved semiconductor seal ring and method therefore is described. The seal ring comprises a thick layer wherein at least a portion of the thick layer is removed from a singulation street prior to singulation, thereby avoiding damage to the thick layer during the singulation process. A thin moisture-proof barrier layer is preferably deposited over at least a portion of the thick layer to seal at least an edge of the thick layer. A thick nonmetallic layer preferably used for fabrication of active circuit elements may advantageously be employed as the thick layer (for example, an aluminum nitride (AlN) layer in, for example, a bulk acoustic wave (BAW) filter device). A thin amorphous nonmetallic layer (e.g., a silicon nitride (SiN) layer) may preferably be deposited over the thick layer. Alternatively, other materials may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Avago Technologies Wireless IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Bradley Barber, Tony LoBianco, David T. Young
  • Publication number: 20090221129
    Abstract: An improved semiconductor seal ring and method therefore is described. The seal ring comprises a thick layer wherein at least a portion of the thick layer is removed from a singulation street prior to singulation, thereby avoiding damage to the thick layer during the singulation process. A thin moisture-proof barrier layer is preferably deposited over at least a portion of the thick layer to seal at least an edge of the thick layer. A thick nonmetallic layer preferably used for fabrication of active circuit elements may advantageously be employed as the thick layer (for example, an aluminum nitride (AlN) layer in, for example, a bulk acoustic wave (BAW) filter device). A thin amorphous nonmetallic layer (e.g., a silicon nitride (SiN) layer) may preferably be deposited over the thick layer. Alternatively, other materials may be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Inventors: Bradley Barber, Tony LoBianco, David T. Young
  • Patent number: 7557430
    Abstract: An improved semiconductor seal ring and method therefore is described. The seal ring comprises a thick layer wherein at least a portion of the thick layer is removed from a singulation street prior to singulation, thereby avoiding damage to the thick layer during the singulation process. A thin moisture-proof barrier layer is preferably deposited over at least a portion of the thick layer to seal at least an edge of the thick layer. A thick nonmetallic layer preferably used for fabrication of active circuit elements may advantageously be employed as the thick layer (for example, an aluminum nitride (AlN) layer in, for example, a bulk acoustic wave (BAW) filter device). A thin amorphous nonmetallic layer (e.g., a silicon nitride (SiN) layer) may preferably be deposited over the thick layer. Alternatively, other materials may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley Barber, Tony LoBianco, David T. Young
  • Publication number: 20070284762
    Abstract: An improved semiconductor seal ring and method therefore is described. The seal ring comprises a thick layer wherein at least a portion of the thick layer is removed from a singulation street prior to singulation, thereby avoiding damage to the thick layer during the singulation process. A thin moisture-proof barrier layer is preferably deposited over at least a portion of the thick layer to seal at least an edge of the thick layer. A thick nonmetallic layer preferably used for fabrication of active circuit elements may advantageously be employed as the thick layer (for example, an aluminum nitride (AlN) layer in, for example, a bulk acoustic wave (BAW) filter device). A thin amorphous nonmetallic layer (e.g., a silicon nitride (SiN) layer) may preferably be deposited over the thick layer. Alternatively, other materials may be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2006
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Inventors: Bradley Barber, Tony LoBianco, David T. Young
  • Patent number: 6907697
    Abstract: Construction systems and methods for anchoring a structural member of a building to a base member of a building including one or more anchoring devices, each anchoring device having a first portion and a second portion. The first portion of each anchoring device is fixedly attached to the structural member and the second portion of each anchoring device is fixedly attached to the base member. Each anchoring device preferably including a fiber composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Assignee: The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    Inventors: Janos Gergely, David T. Young
  • Patent number: 6836400
    Abstract: A method for fabrication of ceramic tantalum nitride and improved structures based thereon is disclosed. According to the disclosed method, an ionized metal plasma (“IMP”) tool is used to create a plasma containing tantalum ions where the plasma is sustained by a mixture of nitrogen and argon gases. The percentage of nitrogen partial flow in the mixture of gases is adjusted so as to result in a layer of tantalum nitride with a nitrogen content of at least 30%. With a nitrogen content of at least 30%, the tantalum nitride becomes ceramic. The ceramic tantalum nitride presents a number of advantages. For example, the fabrication of ceramic tantalum nitride can be easily incorporated into fabrication of semiconductor chips using copper as the interconnect metal. Also, ceramic tantalum nitride can be used as an effective etch stop layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Assignee: Newport Fab, LLC
    Inventors: Hadi Abdul-Ridha, David T. Young, Maureen R. Brongo
  • Patent number: 6523640
    Abstract: An undercarriage for a mobile ladder stand or other similar warehouse apparatus includes a pair of retractable wheels located at the rear of the undercarriage frame and a pair of retractable wheels located at the middle of the undercarriage frame. When the wheels are retracted, the structure is supported by a pair of legs and foot pads located at the front of the undercarriage frame and another pair of legs and foot pads located at the rear of the undercarriage frame. When the wheels are extended, the structure is supported on the ground surface for rolling by the middle and rear wheels. The rear wheels are preferably mounted on swivel casters and the diameter of the middle pair of wheels is preferably greater than the diameter of the rear pair of wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignee: EGA Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David T. Young, Scott E. Kaczor
  • Publication number: 20020056249
    Abstract: Construction systems and methods for anchoring a structural member of a building to a base member of a building including one or more anchoring devices, each anchoring device having a first portion and a second portion. The first portion of each anchoring device is fixedly attached to the structural member and the second portion of each anchoring device is fixedly attached to the base member. Each anchoring device preferably including a fiber composite material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2001
    Publication date: May 16, 2002
    Inventors: Janos Gergely, David T. Young
  • Patent number: 6383821
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a semiconductor device includes the formation of tungsten contact plugs suitable for very small geometry devices. As part of the process a tungsten barrier layer is deposited into vias and covering the walls of the vias by a process of ionized metal plasma deposition. The tungsten layer deposited in this manner provides a barrier layer, adhesion layer, and nucleation layer for the subsequent chemical vapor deposition of tungsten contact plug material. Together the two layers of tungsten form contact plugs having a low resistance even when used in the fabrication of very small geometry devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Assignee: Conexant Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: David T. Young, Hadi Abdul-Ridha, Shao-Wen Hsia, Maureen R. Brongo
  • Patent number: 6283249
    Abstract: A combined stepped structure and lifting mechanism includes a base and a framework secured to the base, the framework having a pair of spaced apart vertical tubes rising upwardly from the base. A ladder is incorporated in the framework and a vertical track assembly is disposed between the vertical tubes and includes a pair of tubular members connected together. A trolley is rollably mounted for movement along one of the tubular members. A lifting tray assembly is connected for movement with the trolley. A drive system is operably connected to the trolley and driven by a DC motor and gearbox unit mounted to a bottom end of the vertical track assembly to selectively move the lifting tray assembly upwardly and downwardly along the vertical track assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: EGA Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David T. Young, Scott E. Kaczor
  • Publication number: 20010017757
    Abstract: A method for fabrication of ceramic tantalum nitride and improved structures based thereon is disclosed. According to the disclosed method, an ionized metal plasma (“IMP”) tool is used to create a plasma containing tantalum ions where the plasma is sustained by a mixture of nitrogen and argon gases. The percentage of nitrogen partial flow in the mixture of gases is adjusted so as to result in a layer of tantalum nitride with a nitrogen content of at least 30%. With a nitrogen content of at least 30%, the tantalum nitride becomes ceramic. The ceramic tantalum nitride presents a number of advantages. For example, the fabrication of ceramic tantalum nitride can be easily incorporated into fabrication of semiconductor chips using copper as the interconnect metal. Also, ceramic tantalum nitride can be used as an effective etch stop layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2001
    Publication date: August 30, 2001
    Applicant: Conexant Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Hadi Abdul-Ridha, David T. Young, Maureen R. Brongo
  • Patent number: 6251796
    Abstract: A method for fabrication of ceramic tantalum nitride and improved structures based thereon is disclosed. According to the disclosed method, an ionized metal plasma (“IMP”) tool is used to create a plasma containing tantalum ions where the plasma is sustained by a mixture of nitrogen and argon gases. The percentage of nitrogen partial flow in the mixture of gases is adjusted so as to result in a layer of tantalum nitride with a nitrogen content of at least 30%. With a nitrogen content of at least 30%, the tantalum nitride becomes ceramic. The ceramic tantalum nitride presents a number of advantages. For example, the fabrication of ceramic tantalum nitride can be easily incorporated into fabrication of semiconductor chips using copper as the interconnect metal. Also, ceramic tantalum nitride can be used as an effective etch stop layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Assignee: Conexant Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Hadi Abdul-Ridha, David T. Young, Maureen R. Brongo
  • Patent number: 6154883
    Abstract: A garment designed to be worn about the torso of a wearer, wherein the garment is made from a fabric cut according to a pattern having a plurality of edges which are joined together to form at least one seam on a first side of the garment, a seamless second side of the garment, two arm openings through which the wearer's arms may extend, and a neck opening through which the wearer's neck may extend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2000
    Assignee: THY Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Spann, Theresa H. Young, David T. Young
  • Patent number: 5463220
    Abstract: A portable time of flight mass spectrometer using plasma desorption sample ionization. The sample is deposited onto a sample surface by condensing a sample gas stream onto the surface. While the instrument is evacuated, the sample surface is cooled and a sample gas stream is injected into the instrument near the sample surface causing a portion of the gas stream to condense on the sample surface and the remainder to be removed by the evacuation pump. A mass spectrometer having a linear geometry is disclosed. A reflective geometry is also disclosed wherein the flight path length is maximized by placing the fission source between the sample surface and a single detector. A collector surface for receiving start signal-generating fission fragments is sized to insure equal collection of start signal fragments and sample ionizing fragments. An area on the sample surface which is occluded by the fission source is compensated for by appropriate sizing of the fission source and the collector surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 31, 1995
    Assignee: Southwest Research Institute
    Inventors: David T. Young, Jill A. Marshall, Emile A. Schweikert, Melvin A. Park
  • Patent number: 5360976
    Abstract: A portable time of flight mass spectrometer using plasma desorption sample ionization. The sample is deposited onto a sample surface by condensing a sample gas stream onto the surface. While the instrument is evacuated, the sample surface is cooled and a sample gas stream is injected into the instrument near the sample surface causing a portion of the gas stream to condense on the sample surface and the remainder to be removed by the evacuation pump. A mass spectrometer having a linear geometry is disclosed. A reflective geometry is also disclosed wherein the flight path length is maximized by placing the fission source between the sample surface and a single detector. A collector surface for receiving start signal-generating fission fragments is sized to insure equal collection of start signal fragments and sample ionizing fragments. An area on the sample surface which is occluded by the fission source is compensated for by appropriate sizing of the fission source and the collector surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1994
    Assignee: Southwest Research Institute
    Inventors: David T. Young, Jill A. Marshall, Emile A. Schweikert, Melvin A. Park