Patents by Inventor Donald Bradley

Donald Bradley 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: 20200400251
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention provides a composite tube including: an inner plastic tube; an aluminum layer circumferentially surrounding the inner plastic tube; and an outer plastic layer circumferentially surrounding the aluminum layer. The aluminum layer is an alloy selected from the group consisting of: AL 3004, AL 3005, AL 3105, AL 5052, AL 6061, and AL 8006. The aluminum layer has a thickness within a corresponding range disclosed for the alloy in Table 2. Another aspect of the invention provides: a composite tube including: an inner plastic tube; an aluminum layer circumferentially surrounding the inner plastic tube; and an outer plastic layer circumferentially surrounding the aluminum layer. The aluminum layer can be an alloy having 0.1% or greater magnesium by mass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Donald Bradley Campbell, Jordan Strunk
  • Patent number: 10734332
    Abstract: In conventional packaging strategies for mm wave applications, the size of the package is dictated by the antenna size, which is often much larger than the RFIC (radio frequency integrated circuit). Also, the operations are often limited to a single frequency which limits their utility. In addition, multiple addition build-up layers are required to provide the necessary separation between the antennas and ground layers. To address these issues, it is proposed to provide a device that includes an antenna package, an RFIC package, and an interconnect assembly between the antenna and the RFIC packages. The interconnect assembly may comprise a plurality of interconnects with high aspect ratios and configured to connect one or more antennas of the antenna package with an RFIC of the RFIC package. An air gap may be formed in between the antenna package and the RFIC package for performance improvement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jon Bradley Lasiter, Ravindra Vaman Shenoy, Donald William Kidwell, Jr., Mohammad Ali Tassoudji, Vladimir Aparin, Seong Heon Jeong, Jeremy Dunworth, Alireza Mohammadian, Mario Francisco Velez, Chin-Kwan Kim
  • Patent number: 10724761
    Abstract: A heat transfer unit includes housing that includes a compressor, a condenser, one or more fans, and an air duct disposed on a side of the compressor unit. The heat transfer unit is configured such that the unit may operate in a mini-split or stacked configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SolarXWorks, LLC
    Inventors: Donald Stevens McGraw, Blake Bradley Barthelmess, Scott Jeffrey Brown, Torsten Hartmann
  • Patent number: 10685924
    Abstract: An package and related methods are disclosed. The package may include an antenna, an insert made of low-loss material, and a mold, wherein the mold directly contacts and surrounds at least a portion of the insert, wherein the antenna is formed of conductive material disposed at least in part on a surface of the insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jon Bradley Lasiter, Ravindra Vaman Shenoy, Donald William Kidwell, Jr., Mohammad Ali Tassoudji, Mario Francisco Velez
  • Patent number: 10618079
    Abstract: An apparatus may include one or more segmented piezoelectric micromechanical ultrasonic transducer (PMUT) elements. Each segmented PMUT element may include a substrate, an anchor structure disposed on the substrate and a membrane disposed proximate the anchor structure. The membrane may include a piezoelectric layer stack and a mechanical layer. The anchor structure may include boundary portions that divide the segmented PMUT element into segments. Each segment may have a corresponding segment cavity. The boundary portions may correspond to nodal lines of the entire membrane. The membrane may include a membrane segment disposed proximate each segment cavity. The membrane may be configured to undergo one or both of flexural motion and vibration when the segmented PMUT element receives or transmits signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Donald William Kidwell, Jr., Ravindra Vaman Shenoy, Jon Bradley Lasiter
  • Publication number: 20190383515
    Abstract: A heat transfer unit includes housing that includes a compressor, a condenser, one or more fans, and an air duct disposed on a side of the compressor unit. The heat transfer unit is configured such that the unit may operate in a mini-split or stacked configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Donald Stevens McGraw, Blake Bradley Barthelmess, Scott Jeffrey Brown, Torsten Hartmann
  • Patent number: 10497748
    Abstract: An ultrasonic sensor pixel includes a substrate, a piezoelectric micromechanical ultrasonic transducer (PMUT) and a sensor pixel circuit. The PMUT includes a piezoelectric layer stack including a piezoelectric layer disposed over a cavity, the cavity being disposed between the piezoelectric layer stack and the substrate, a reference electrode disposed between the piezoelectric layer and the cavity, and one or both of a receive electrode and a transmit electrode disposed on or proximate to a first surface of the piezoelectric layer, the first surface being opposite from the cavity. The sensor pixel circuit is electrically coupled with one or more of the reference electrode, the receive electrode and the transmit electrode and the PMUT and the sensor pixel circuit are integrated with the sensor pixel circuit on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hrishikesh Vijaykumar Panchawagh, Suryaprakash Ganti, Kostadin Dimitrov Djordjev, David William Burns, Timothy Alan Dickinson, Donald William Kidwell, Jr., Ravindra Vaman Shenoy, Jon Bradley Lasiter, Hao-Yen Tang, Yipeng Lu
  • Patent number: 10490880
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a glass-based antenna array package. In an aspect, such a glass-based antenna array package includes a single glass substrate layer, one or more antennas attached to a first side of the glass substrate layer, at least one semiconductor device attached to a second side of the glass substrate layer, and a first photoimageable dielectric layer adhered to the second side of the glass substrate layer and encapsulating the at least one semiconductor device. A method of manufacturing the same is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporation
    Inventors: Jon Bradley Lasiter, Ravindra Vaman Shenoy, Donald William Kidwell, Jr., Mohammad Ali Tassoudji, Mario Francisco Velez
  • Patent number: 9977068
    Abstract: A device for combining two or more tones generated by a measuring instrument for output to a port includes a combiner point, a transmission path extending from the combiner point to the port, two or more signal source filters each adapted to be connected to a respective signal source of the measuring instrument and one or more receiver filters each adapted to be connected to a receiver of the measuring instrument. Each of the signal source filters and receiver filters includes a cavity, a resonator arranged within the cavity and connected with the combiner point at a distance of one quarter of a wavelength of a signal having a center frequency of the passband of the filter, and a solid dielectric filter connected with the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: ANRITSU COMPANY
    Inventor: Donald Bradley
  • Patent number: 9366366
    Abstract: A flexible HVAC duct is made with a support structure-containing duct liner, insulation layer, and reinforcing layer-containing vapor barrier. At least the duct liner and vapor barrier are constructed of polymer materials that enable them to be placed in the same recycling stream once the flexible HVAC duct is removed from its installed location. The insulation layer can also be made of a polymer material compatible with that used for the duct liner and vapor barrier so that the entire duct can be recycled once removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Flexible Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald L. Carlay, II, Donald Bradley Campbell
  • Publication number: 20130269479
    Abstract: A gearbox support apparatus includes: a gearbox carrier having a central axis, the carrier configured to mount one or more rotating gears therein, the carrier including spaced-apart forward and aft walls, and a flexible center plate structure disposed between the forward and aft walls, an annular support ring disposed axially adjacent to the carrier; and a plurality of axially-extending torque fingers interconnecting the mounting ring and the center plate structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Gert van der Merwe, Darren Hallman, Osman Buyukisik, Donald Bradley, Randy Antelo
  • Publication number: 20130047401
    Abstract: A flexible HVAC duct is made with a support structure-containing duct liner, insulation layer, and reinforcing layer-containing vapor barrier. At least the duct liner and vapor barrier are constructed of polymer materials that enable them to be placed in the same recycling stream once the flexible HVAC duct is removed from its installed location. The insulation layer can also be made of a polymer material compatible with that used for the duct liner and vapor barrier so that the entire duct can be recycled once removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: Ronald L. CARLAY, II, Donald Bradley Campbell
  • Publication number: 20100300541
    Abstract: A HVAC branch line includes a boot, flexible duct, and integral connection therebetween. The boot can be configured to pre-hold fasteners to facilitate field installation. The branch line can also include one or more straps or other another structure, which are used to support the branch line, and optionally compress the duct before, during or after installation. Since the duct and boot are integrally connected, a field connection between the two is unnecessary and the duct can be easily supported during installation of the branch line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventors: Ronald L. Carlay, II, Donald Bradley Campbell, Robert L. Kirby
  • Publication number: 20100186846
    Abstract: A flexible HVAC duct is made with a support structure-containing duct liner, insulation layer, and reinforcing layer-containing vapor barrier. At least the duct liner and vapor barrier are constructed of polymer materials that enable them to be placed in the same recycling stream once the flexible HVAC duct is removed from its installed location. The insulation layer can also be made of a polymer material compatible with that used for the duct liner and vapor barrier so that the entire duct can be recycled once removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventors: Ronald L. Carlay, II, Donald Bradley Campbell
  • Patent number: 7521939
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to circuits to be inserted in a signal path between a signal generator and a test port of a vector network analyzer (VNA), where the circuits enable the VNA to make scattering parameter measurements for a load (RL) connected to the test port when the signal generator generates signals having frequencies that are below a low frequency limit (e.g., 2 MHz) of an actual dual directional coupler of the VNA. Embodiments of the present invention are also directed to a VNA that includes such circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: Anritsu Company
    Inventor: Donald A. Bradley
  • Publication number: 20070159182
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to circuits to be inserted in a signal path between a signal generator and a test port of a vector network analyzer (VNA), where the circuits enable the VNA to make scattering parameter measurements for a load (RL) connected to the test port when the signal generator generates signals having frequencies that are below a low frequency limit (e.g., 2 MHz) of an actual dual directional coupler of the VNA. Embodiments of the present invention are also directed to a VNA that includes such circuits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Publication date: July 12, 2007
    Applicant: Anritsu Company
    Inventor: Donald Bradley
  • Patent number: 7130902
    Abstract: Techniques for automatically monitoring a computer network and notifying an attendant upon detection of problems are described. A system for monitoring the computer network comprises a monitoring server connected to the network and operative to communicate with a plurality of monitored servers belonging to the network and a monitor program hosted on the monitor server and operative to test the performance and correct functioning of selected ones of the monitored servers and the presence or absence of problems related to applications running on the monitored servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: GE Mortgage Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Donald A. Bradley, Robert P. Noble
  • Publication number: 20060206622
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for data management and routing. Associated collections of information comprising data and associated documents are received, with the documents in each grouping of information being able to be received in one of a variety of formats. Each collection of information that is received is assembled into an information package, and the data and documents in each information package are further assembled into a transfer package in a standardized format for processing. Each document is translated into a standardized format with the standardized format being independent of the format in which the document is received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2005
    Publication date: September 14, 2006
    Applicant: GE Mortgage Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Noble, Donald Bradley, Debra Lely
  • Patent number: 7092975
    Abstract: Techniques for monitoring of storage usage and trends in a document image processing and storage system are described. A storage and retrieval monitor resides on a storage server and monitors the status of volumes and units on which data is stored, completed storage requests and pending storage and retrieval requests. The storage and retrieval monitor analyzes completed and pending storage requests in order to project usage trends over time, and also analyzes the storage status in order to determine the used and available space and the space dedicated to various units and classes of data such as documents and families of documents. The storage and retrieval monitor generates alerts when the available storage space falls below a predetermined limit. The alerts and the usage and status information are presented to a user through a user interface allowing easy access to the storage and usage information and the ability to select desired information for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: GE Mortgage Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Donald A. Bradley, Robert Peter Noble
  • Publication number: 20060148472
    Abstract: Circuitry is provided to drive a step recovery diode (SRD) (8) in a sampler based vector network analyzer (VNA) that allows harmonic samplers (10, 11) to operate over many octaves. The circuit includes a digital pulse generator (FIG. 5) for providing a LO signal. The LO signal is provided over an octave frequency range as in previous SRD driver circuits, but pulse forming circuitry is provided to decrease the pulse rate to a sub multiple of the LO generating oscillator signal. The pulse forming circuitry includes a programmable frequency divider (50) to vary the pulse rate. The pulse forming network further includes registers (50, 52) connected to the programmable frequency divider (50) to limit the pulse width resulting in reduced heating of the SRDs. With an effectively wider frequency operation range using the SRD (8), only one downconversion is required in the VNA, eliminating the need for additional mixers (30, 31) and a second LO signal generator (24) to provide a second downconversion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2005
    Publication date: July 6, 2006
    Applicant: Anritsu Company
    Inventor: Donald Bradley