Patents by Inventor Frank A. Stephens

Frank A. Stephens 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: 20200357676
    Abstract: An electrostatic chuck with a top surface adapted for Johnsen-Rahbek clamping in the temperature range of 500 C to 750 C. The top surface may be sapphire. The top surface is attached to the lower portion of the electrostatic chuck using a braze layer able to withstand corrosive processing chemistries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Brent Donald Alfred Elliot, Frank Balma, Michael Parker, Jason Stephens, Guleid Hussen
  • Publication number: 20200269852
    Abstract: A system and method for estimating characteristics of a trailer. The system includes a trailer a vehicle with a sensor, a camera, and an electronic controller configured to receive first data from at least one of the sensor and the camera at a first location relative to the trailer, determine a second location relative to the trailer for the vehicle, the second location being a different location than the first location, generate a signal to move the vehicle from the first location to the second location, receive second data from at least one of the sensor and the camera at the second location, determine a characteristic of the trailer based upon the first data and the second data, and determine a movement behavior of the trailer based upon the characteristic before the vehicle couples to the trailer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: James Stephen Miller, Sergio Andres Amaya Correa, Bhavana Chakraborty, Frank Peter Riggi, Robert Michael Kaster
  • Patent number: 10593584
    Abstract: An electrostatic chuck with a top surface adapted for Johnsen-Rahbek clamping in the temperature range of 500 C. to 750 C. The top surface may be sapphire. The top surface is attached to the lower portion of the electrostatic chuck using a braze layer able to withstand corrosive processing chemistries. A method of manufacturing an electrostatic chuck with a top surface adapted for Johnsen-Rahbek clamping in the temperature range of 500 C. to 750 C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Component Re-Engineering Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Donald Alfred Elliot, Frank Balma, Michael Parker, Jason Stephens, Guleid Hussen
  • Publication number: 20200049379
    Abstract: A novel portable solar energy system includes a solar concentrator, a thermal storage device, an azimuth adjustment system, an elevation system, and a heat exchanger, all mounted on a rotatable support frame. In a particular embodiment, the thermal storage device remains at a fixed vertical height and fixed tilt orientation when adjustments are made to the azimuth adjustment system and/or the elevation adjustment system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: Thermal Storage Systems
    Inventors: Frank Stephen Wyle, Alan J. Spero
  • Publication number: 20190382399
    Abstract: The present invention relates to oxazolidin-2-one substituted pyrimidine compounds that act as PI3K (phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase) inhibitors, as well as pharmaceutical compositions thereof, methods for their manufacture and uses for the treatment of conditions, diseases and disorders dependent on PI3K.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Robin Alec Fairhurst, Pascal Furet, Frank Stephen Kalthoff, Andreas Lerchner, Heinrich Rueeger
  • Patent number: 10459089
    Abstract: A device implementing an adaptive positioning system may include at least one processor that is configured to concurrently implement a first positioning system that generates first positioning information items and a second positioning system that generates second positioning information items. The processor may be configured to buffer the second positioning information items generated by the second positioning system and to determine a position estimation for the device based on the first positioning information items generated by the first positioning system. The processor may be configured to detect a degradation in a quality of the first positioning system. The processor may be configured to, in response to detecting the degradation in the quality of the first positioning system, determine the position estimation for the device based at least in part on at least one of the buffered second positioning information items generated by the second positioning system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL SALES PTE. LIMITED
    Inventors: Frank Stephen Tromp Van Diggelen, Steve Graham Mole, Vladimir Belov
  • Patent number: 10415854
    Abstract: A novel portable solar energy system includes a solar concentrator, a thermal storage device, an azimuth adjustment system, an elevation system, and a heat exchanger, all mounted on a rotatable support frame. In a particular embodiment, the thermal storage device remains at a fixed vertical height and fixed tilt orientation when adjustments are made to the azimuth adjustment system and/or the elevation adjustment system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Thermal Storage Systems
    Inventors: Frank Stephen Wyle, Alan J. Spero
  • Publication number: 20190274379
    Abstract: A contractor knee pad designed for long-term comfort when working kneeling on the ground or on the floor. The kneeling work pads of the invention have a hard inner core and a comfortable outer sheath which protects the contractors knee from the inner core, a wide elastic webbing may be stretched across the back of the wearer's leg from one side of the kneeling work pads to the other. In order to provide uniform tension, a zipper is employed, the zipper of the wide elastic webbing closes downward, that is, the opposite to the most common direction. Optional strips attach to strip anchors actually on the front of the contractors kneeling word pads, which are simple studs so that the strips may be put over the stud to be held in place and no part of the attachment reaches to the back of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventor: Frank Stephen Quantz
  • Publication number: 20190274378
    Abstract: A contractor knee pad designed for long-term comfort when working kneeling on the ground or on the floor. The kneeling work pads of the invention have a hard inner core and a comfortable outer sheath which protects the contractors knee from the inner core, a wide elastic webbing may be stretched across the back of the wearer's leg from one side of the kneeling work pads to the other. In order to provide uniform tension, a zipper is employed, the zipper of the wide elastic webbing closes downward, that is, the opposite to the most common direction. Optional strips attach to strip anchors actually on the front of the contractors kneeling word pads, which are simple studs so that the strips may be put over the stud to be held in place and no part of the attachment reaches to the back of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventor: Frank Stephen Quantz
  • Patent number: 10366904
    Abstract: Articles including a glass-based substrate with holes, semiconductor packages including an article with holes, and methods of fabricating holes in a substrate are disclosed. In one embodiment, an article includes a glass-based substrate having a first surface, a second surface, and at least one hole extending from the first surface. The at least one hole has an interior wall having a surface roughness Ra that is less than or equal to 1 ?m. The at least one hole has a first opening having a first diameter that is present the first surface. A first plane is defined by the first surface of the glass-based substrate based on an average thickness of the glass-based substrate. A ratio of a depression depth to the first diameter of the at least one hole is less than or equal to 0.007.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Andres Covarrubias Jaramillo, Yuhui Jin, Frank Andrew Kramer, IV, Ekaterina Aleksandrovna Kuksenkova, Daniel Wayne Levesque, Jr., Garrett Andrew Piech, Aric Bruce Shorey, Robert Stephen Wagner
  • Patent number: 10240292
    Abstract: Unlike conventional through-air drying processes the instant invention utilizes at least two through-air driers where the first dyer is at least partially encircled by a first through-air drying fabric and the second dyer is at least partially encircled by a second through-air drying fabric. By providing each through-air dryer with its own fabric the overall drying performance may be increased. Additionally, in certain embodiments, the first and second fabrics may be different to optimize both the drying performance and/or tissue product properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Mark John Hassman, Peter John Allen, Frank Stephen Hada, Robert James Seymour, Richard Allen Zanon, Richard Mark Hansen, Nathan John Haiduk, Samuel August Nelson, Daniel Robert Sprangers, Paul Timothy Baker
  • Patent number: 10202371
    Abstract: The present invention relates to oxazolidin-2-one substituted pyrimidine compounds that act as PI3K (phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase) inhibitors, as well as pharmaceutical compositions thereof, methods for their manufacture and uses for the treatment of conditions, diseases and disorders dependent on PI3K.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Robin Alec Fairhurst, Pascal Furet, Frank Stephen Kalthoff, Andreas Lerchner, Heinrich Rueeger
  • Publication number: 20180363243
    Abstract: Unlike conventional through-air drying processes the instant invention utilizes at least two through-air driers where the first dyer is at least partially encircled by a first through-air drying fabric and the second dyer is at least partially encircled by a second through-air drying fabric. By providing each through-air dryer with its own fabric the overall drying performance may be increased. Additionally, in certain embodiments, the first and second fabrics may be different to optimize both the drying performance and/or tissue product properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Mark John Hassman, Peter John Allen, Frank Stephen Hada, Robert James Seymour, Richard Allen Zanon, Richard Mark Hansen, Nathan John Haiduk, Samuel August Nelson, Daniel Robert Sprangers, Paul Timothy Baker
  • Patent number: 9954913
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and techniques for federating operations, in an optimized way using wide area networks are provided. Example systems provide an API for generating and handling federated requests as an aggregation. In one example Wide Area Network Aggregation System, WANAS provides an API, a connection manager, and connection iterators to manage inter-site connections and requests, and inter-pod requests and messaging. These components cooperate to distribute a task across multiple physically disparate sites using a representative connection to the site and fan out of requests to other pods within the site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank Stephen Taylor
  • Patent number: 9914234
    Abstract: The present invention provides a perforating station comprising two or more discrete perforating stations, the stations synchronized with one another to cut a line of perforations across a web, such as a web of tissue paper, moving at high speeds. By providing two or more synchronized perforating stations the perforating station may increase the number of impacts per minute compared to prior art perforating devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: James Leo Baggot, Robert Eugene Krautkramer, Kyle Andrew Krautkramer, Gregory Michael Bixler, Matthew Robert Wilson, Frank Stephen Hada
  • Patent number: 9915033
    Abstract: Creped tissue webs having low surface-roughness and high sheet bulk are disclosed. Specifically creped, single ply tissue web having a single wire probe mean deviation of MIU (MMD) of less than about 0.040 and a sheet bulk of greater than about 12 cc/g are disclosed. Additionally creped, multi-ply tissue web having a single wire probe mean deviation of MUI (MMD) of less than about 0.035 and a sheet bulk of greater than about 10 cc/g are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Alan Hermans, Samuel August Nelson, Paulin Pawar, Jeffrey James Timm, Kyle Andrew Krautkramer, Robert Eugene Krautkramer, Frank Stephen Hada
  • Publication number: 20170299224
    Abstract: A novel portable solar energy system includes a solar concentrator, a thermal storage device, an azimuth adjustment system, an elevation system, and a heat exchanger, all mounted on a rotatable support frame. In a particular embodiment, the thermal storage device remains at a fixed vertical height and fixed tilt orientation when adjustments are made to the azimuth adjustment system and/or the elevation adjustment system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicant: Thermal Storage Systems
    Inventors: Frank Stephen Wyle, Alan J. Spero
  • Publication number: 20170284029
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to creped tissue webs that demonstrate low surface-roughness and high sheet bulk. The present disclosure relates to a creped, single ply tissue web having a single wire probe mean deviation of MIU (MMD) of less than about 0.040 and a sheet bulk of greater than about 12 cc/g. The present disclosure also relates to a creped, multi-ply tissue web having a single wire probe mean deviation of MUI (MMD) of less than about 0.035 and a sheet bulk of greater than about 10 cc/g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Alan Hermans, Samuel August Nelson, Paulin Pawar, Jeffrey James Timm, Kyle Andrew Krautkramer, Robert Eugene Krautkramer, Frank Stephen Hada
  • Patent number: 9732988
    Abstract: A novel thermal storage device is made up of a plurality of thermal storage canisters. The canisters are in thermal contact with one another so as to form a single thermal storage body. Because the thermal storage device can be broken down into a plurality of discrete thermal storage canisters, it is portable and has a high thermal storage capacity. In a particular embodiment, each canister contains a metal phase change material. In a more particular embodiment, the canisters each have a concave region such that when the canisters are assembled the concave regions, together, define a solar receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Thermal Storage Systems
    Inventors: Alan J. Spero, Frank Stephen Wyle, James H. Cohen
  • Patent number: 9714485
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to creped tissue webs that demonstrate low surface-roughness and high sheet bulk. The present disclosure relates to a creped, single ply tissue web having a single wire probe mean deviation of MIU (MMD) of less than about 0.040 and a sheet bulk of greater than about 12 cc/g. The present disclosure also relates to a creped, multi-ply tissue web having a single wire probe mean deviation of MUI (MMD) of less than about 0.035 and a sheet bulk of greater than about 10 cc/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Alan Hermans, Samuel August Nelson, Paulin Pawar, Jeffrey James Timm, Kyle Andrew Krautkramer, Robert Eugene Krautkramer, Frank Stephen Hada