Patents by Inventor Frank M. Richmond

Frank M. Richmond 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: 20210025935
    Abstract: An apparatus is described for burn-in and/or functional testing of microelectronic circuits of unsingulated wafers. A large number of power, ground, and signal connections can be made to a large number of contacts on a wafer. The apparatus has a cartridge that allows for fanning-in of electric paths. A distribution board has a plurality of interfaces that are strategically positioned to provide a dense configuration. The interfaces are connected through flexible attachments to an array of first connector modules. Each one of the first connector modules can be independently connected to a respective one of a plurality of second connector modules, thereby reducing stresses on a frame of the apparatus. Further features include for example a piston that allows for tight control of forces exerted by terminals onto contacts of a wafer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: Aehr Test Systems
    Inventors: Donald P. Richmond, II, Kenneth W. Deboe, Frank O. Uher, Jovan Jovanovic, Scott E. Lindsey, Thomas T. Maenner, Patrick M. Shepherd, Jeffrey L. Tyson, Mark C. Carbone, Paul W. Burke, Doan D. Cao, James F. Tomic, Long V. Vu
  • Patent number: 10852347
    Abstract: An apparatus is described for burn-in and/or functional testing of microelectronic circuits of unsingulated wafers. A large number of power, ground, and signal connections can be made to a large number of contacts on a wafer. The apparatus has a cartridge that allows for fanning-in of electric paths. A distribution board has a plurality of interfaces that are strategically positioned to provide a dense configuration. The interfaces are connected through flexible attachments to an array of first connector modules. Each one of the first connector modules can be independently connected to a respective one of a plurality of second connector modules, thereby reducing stresses on a frame of the apparatus. Further features include for example a piston that allows for tight control of forces exerted by terminals onto contacts of a wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: AEHR TEST SYSTEMS
    Inventors: Donald P. Richmond, II, Kenneth W. Deboe, Frank O. Uher, Jovan Jovanovic, Scott E. Lindsey, Thomas T. Maenner, Patrick M. Shepherd, Jeffrey L. Tyson, Mark C. Carbone, Paul W. Burke, Doan D. Cao, James F. Tomic, Long V. Vu
  • Publication number: 20110265423
    Abstract: The present invention provide an apparatus, devices and/or systems for the installation of building material which allows one individual on his own to install building material. The device includes at least one resting surface spaced apart from a fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventor: Frank M. Richmond
  • Publication number: 20100269932
    Abstract: The present invention relates to easy to use, cost-effective, resealable components and systems. A disposable device is provided that includes at least one valve that flows in at least one direction, an intermediate structure, and at least one reflux valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventor: Frank M. Richmond
  • Publication number: 20090187158
    Abstract: A conversion device is provided that is effective for converting/adapting a spiked medical device/disposable to a valve/port on a container, such as for example a reflux-valve port on a container. The conversion device includes an attachment feature, at least one membrane port usually on an end opposite the attachment feature, and an intermediate structure disposed between the attachment feature and membrane port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Inventor: Frank M. Richmond
  • Publication number: 20080308166
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device which includes reflux valves in combination with components such that a fluid flow occurs when connections are made and stops when disconnected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Inventor: Frank M. Richmond
  • Publication number: 20080140021
    Abstract: A drip chamber includes an elongated transparent container, and a cap. The container has open proximal and distal ends. The cap covers the distal end and further includes a drip forming tube, a cannula and an attachment element used to removably attach the chamber to a connector. The cannula extends distally away from the chamber and is surrounded by the attachment element. A pathway for fluid is established through the cannula and into the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Inventor: Frank M. Richmond
  • Patent number: 6904732
    Abstract: The present invention provide an apparatus, devices and/or systems for the installation of building material which allows one individual on his own to install building material. The device includes at least one resting surface spaced apart from a fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Inventor: Frank M. Richmond
  • Publication number: 20030060779
    Abstract: A drip chamber includes an elongated transparent container, and a cap. The container has open proximal and distal ends. The cap covers the distal end and further includes a drip forming tube, a cannula and an attachment element used to removably attach the chamber to a connector. The cannula extends distally away from the chamber and is surrounded by the attachment element. A pathway for fluid is established through the cannula and into the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2002
    Publication date: March 27, 2003
    Inventor: Frank M. Richmond
  • Patent number: 6485472
    Abstract: A drip chamber includes an elongated transparent container, and a cap. The container has open proximal and distal ends. The cap covers the distal end and further includes a drip forming tube, a cannula and an attachment element used to removably attach the chamber to a connector. The cannula extends distally away from the chamber and is surrounded by the attachment element. A pathway for fluid is established through the cannula and into the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Inventor: Frank M. Richmond
  • Patent number: 6206860
    Abstract: A drip chamber includes an elongated transparent container, and a cap. The container has open proximal and distal ends. The cap covers the distal end and further includes a drip forming tube, a cannula and an attachment element used to removably attach the chamber to a connector. The cannula extends distally away from the chamber and is surrounded by the attachment element. A pathway for fluid is established through the cannula and into the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2001
    Inventor: Frank M. Richmond
  • Patent number: 6106502
    Abstract: An IV set includes a drip chamber having a top end and a bottom end. A spikeless connector covers the top end, and an IV tube is connected to the bottom end of the drip chamber. The end of the IV tube opposite the drip chamber is engaged with a needleless/spikeless connector. Thereby, a needleless/spikeless IV set is rendered. A reflux valve including a deformable valve member and reciprocating valve element is also disclosed for use in conjunction with the needleless/spikeless IV connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Inventor: Frank M. Richmond
  • Patent number: 6068617
    Abstract: An IV port body defining an IV port includes a valve body configured as a luer fitting, and a movable valve member defining an outer periphery that is uninterrupted within the periphery is disposed in the valve body. The valve member is biased to a first configuration, wherein a passageway for fluid communication is not established through the valve body. Also, the valve member can be moved to a second configuration, wherein fluid communication through the body is permitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2000
    Inventor: Frank M. Richmond
  • Patent number: 5848994
    Abstract: An IV set includes a drip chamber having a top end and a bottom end. A spikeless connector covers the top end, and an IV tube is connected to the bottom end of the drip chamber. The end of the IV tube opposite the drip chamber is engaged with a needleless/spikeless connector. Thereby, a needleless/spikeless IV set is rendered. A reflux valve including a deformable valve member and reciprocating valve element is also disclosed for use in conjunction with the needleless/spikeless IV connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1998
    Inventor: Frank M. Richmond
  • Patent number: 5735826
    Abstract: A drip chamber has an open distal end and a luer fitting is positioned in the open distal end of the drip chamber to engage a complementary fitting associated with another IV component, e.g., an IV fluid bag. Thus, the drip chamber can be engaged with an IV bag without the use of "sharps".
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1998
    Inventor: Frank M. Richmond
  • Patent number: 5645538
    Abstract: An IV component has at least one opening and a valve associated with the opening. The valve is normally closed to prevent fluid communication through the opening. A needleless connector can be engaged with a male element of the valve to open the valve and thereby establish a passageway for fluid communication thorough the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1997
    Inventor: Frank M. Richmond
  • Patent number: 5476449
    Abstract: A syringe for sequentially injecting a plurality of liquids into an intravenous (IV) infusion component that has a connector fitting includes a syringe vessel having a preferably needleless injection port that is engageable with the connector fitting of the IV component. A syringe plunger is slidably disposed in the syringe vessel, and at least one barrier plunger is slidably disposed in the syringe vessel between the injection port and the syringe plunger. The barrier plunger is formed with a pathway for fluid communication therethrough, and a fluid-tight membrane is positioned in the pathway of the barrier plunger to block fluid communication through the pathway. A non-sharp nipple extends inwardly from the injection port for breaking the membrane of the barrier plunge when the barrier plunger is urged against the nipple. A first liquid is disposed in the syringe vessel between the barrier plunger and the injection port and a second liquid is disposed in the syringe vessel between the two plungers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1995
    Inventor: Frank M. Richmond
  • Patent number: 5445623
    Abstract: A drip chamber has an open distal end and a luer fitting is positioned in the open distal end of the drip chamber to engage a complementary fitting associated with another IV component, e.g., an IV fluid bag. Thus, the drip chamber can be engaged with an IV bag without the use of "sharps".
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 29, 1995
    Inventor: Frank M. Richmond
  • Patent number: 5445630
    Abstract: A hollow spike has a pointed distal end, a proximal end, and a luer fitting positioned in the proximal end of the spike to engage a complementary fitting associated with another IV component, e.g., an IV line. A reflex valve is disposed in the luer fitting to permit fluid flow through the spike when a complementary fitting is connected to the luer fitting of the spike, and to prevent fluid flow through the spike when no fitting is engaged with the fitting of the spike.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 29, 1995
    Inventor: Frank M. Richmond
  • Patent number: 5405333
    Abstract: A liquid medicament bag has at least one opening and a valve associated with the opening. The valve is normally closed to prevent fluid communication through the opening. A needleless connector can be engaged with the valve to open the valve and thereby establish a passageway for fluid communication through the opening. The valve can be held within a rigid valve assembly, familiarly referred to as a "boat" assembly, which is positioned in the bottom seam of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1995
    Inventor: Frank M. Richmond