Patents by Inventor Douglas E. May

Douglas E. May 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: 20170269946
    Abstract: A system and method provides for an interactive query comprising a first input module capable of receiving input for creating a simulated personality for a first user. An expert system is capable of creating and storing the simulated personality. An output module is used for presenting the simulated personality to a second user. An interactive query module is capable of allowing the second user to communicate with the simulated personality of the first user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventor: Douglas E. Mays
  • Patent number: 9489679
    Abstract: A system and method provides for an interactive query comprising a first input module capable of receiving input for creating a simulated personality for a first user. An expert system is capable of creating and storing the simulated personality. An output module is used for presenting the simulated personality to a second user. An interactive query module is capable of allowing the second user to communicate with the simulated personality of the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Inventor: Douglas E. Mays
  • Publication number: 20140114886
    Abstract: A system and method provides for an interactive query comprising a first input module capable of receiving input for creating a simulated personality for a first user. An expert system is capable of creating and storing the simulated personality. An output module is used for presenting the simulated personality to a second user. An interactive query module is capable of allowing the second user to communicate with the simulated personality of the first user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Douglas E. Mays
  • Publication number: 20110094862
    Abstract: Techniques for making high voltage connections are disclosed. In one particular exemplary embodiment, the techniques may be realized as an electrical switch. The electrical switch may comprise a component extending from a first electrical contact to a second electrical contact. The component may also comprise a non-conductive section and a conductive section. In a first mode of operation, at least a portion of the non-conductive section may be positioned between the two electrical contacts to insulate the two electrical contacts. In a second mode of operation, the conductive section may be positioned between the two electrical contacts to connect the two electrical contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2011
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: VARIAN SEMICONDUCTOR EQUIPMENT ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventors: Douglas E. MAY, Kasegn D. Tekletsadik, Eric Hermanson, Piotr R. Lubicki, Russell J. Low, Joseph C. Olson, Stephen E. Krause
  • Patent number: 7863531
    Abstract: Techniques for making high voltage connections are disclosed. In one particular exemplary embodiment, the techniques may be realized as an electrical switch. The electrical switch may comprise a component extending from a first electrical contact to a second electrical contact. The component may also comprise a non-conductive section and a conductive section. In a first mode of operation, at least a portion of the non-conductive section may be positioned between the two electrical contacts to insulate the two electrical contacts. In a second mode of operation, the conductive section may be positioned between the two electrical contacts to connect the two electrical contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas E. May, Kasegn D. Tekletsadik, Eric Hermanson, Piotr R. Lubicki, Russell J. Low, Joseph C. Olson, Stephen E. Krause
  • Patent number: 7585141
    Abstract: A load lock system includes a first load lock defining a first chamber, a second load lock defining a second chamber, and a vacuum pumping system to vacuum pump the first and second chambers. The vacuum pumping system includes a high vacuum pump, a first valve to connect the first chamber to an inlet of the high vacuum pump in a first pumping mode, and a second valve to connect the second chamber to the inlet of the high vacuum pump in a second pumping mode. The high vacuum pump may be a turbomolecular pump. The vacuum pumping system may include a valve manifold block located between the first and second load locks. The first and second valves may be mounted in the valve manifold block. The vacuum pumping system may further include a shared water pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Morgan Evans, Douglas E. May
  • Publication number: 20090078554
    Abstract: Techniques for making high voltage connections are disclosed. In one particular exemplary embodiment, the techniques may be realized as an electrical switch. The electrical switch may comprise a component extending from a first electrical contact to a second electrical contact. The component may also comprise a non-conductive section and a conductive section. In a first mode of operation, at least a portion of the non-conductive section may be positioned between the two electrical contacts to insulate the two electrical contacts. In a second mode of operation, the conductive section may be positioned between the two electrical contacts to connect the two electrical contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Applicant: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas E. May, Kasegn D. Tekletsadik, Eric Hermanson, Piotr R. Lubicki, Russell J. Low, Joseph C. Olson, Stephen E. Krause