Patents by Inventor Gabe Cherian

Gabe Cherian 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: 7196402
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to permanent interconnections between electronic devices, such as integrated circuit packages, chips, wafers and printed circuit boards or substrates, or similar electronic devices. More particularly it relates to high-density electronic devices. The invention describes means and methods that can be used to counteract the undesirable effects of thermal cycling, shock and vibrations and severe environment conditions in general. For leaded devices, the leads are oriented to face the thermal center of the devices and the system they interact with. For leadless devices, the mounting elements are treated or prepared to control the migration of solder along the length of the elements, to ensure that those elements retain their desired flexibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Inventor: Gabe Cherian
  • Patent number: 7121891
    Abstract: Three-Way Light Bulbs and Sockets can create a condition, where “light flicker” can occur. One way to correct the situation and to reduce the chance of having light flicker is described in this patent. It consists of introducing an “INTERPOSER”, between the light bulb and the socket. Several interposer designs and construction options are described in the patent, as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Inventor: Gabe Cherian
  • Publication number: 20060196875
    Abstract: The invention covers a number of alternative improvements to the prior art pull-tab used to open container such as soda cans. One improvement is by forming the nose of the pull tab at a certain angle to the body of the tab, thus allowing the user to tilt the tab thus lifting the pull tip higher and providing more room for the user to insert the finger tip under the pull tip thus making it easier to open the container. Another improvement is by rotating the pull tab a certain angle and making it follow a caming surface thus lifting the pull tip and again providing more room to insert the finger tip and making it easier to open the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2004
    Publication date: September 7, 2006
    Inventor: Gabe Cherian
  • Publication number: 20060110984
    Abstract: Improvements to a 3-way light bulb socket are shown. The major improvement is to replace or complement the rigid middle contact element of the socket with an elastic/flexible contact spring. The 3-way light bulb has a solder blob on its middle contact ring, where said blob usually has a rough, uneven surface, and frequently does protrude beyond the general surface of the bulb middle contact ring. The solder blob interferes with the conventional socket middle contact element, which is rigid, and prevents the system from creating a good, permanent and reliable electrical connection between the socket and the bulb. Potential flicker and discomfort to the user can occur as a result. Also, the operating life of the bulb as well as the power consumption can be affected. The proposed flexible middle contact spring can alleviate most of these problems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2006
    Publication date: May 25, 2006
    Inventor: Gabe Cherian
  • Patent number: 7015707
    Abstract: Described are probes, designed to make electrical contact with high-density chips or similar electronic devices. Two groups of probes are covered. The first group includes probes that are moved laterally, parallel to the surface of the contact pads of the device under test, after the initial contact has been made. This is to create the desired wipe or scrub. The second group includes probes that operate on the principle of suction cups. When the probe is pushed against the device under test, the probe lips stretch outwardly and create the desirable wipe or scrub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Inventor: Gabe Cherian
  • Patent number: 6979230
    Abstract: Improvements to 3-way light bulbs and to their electrical sockets are shown. The major improvement is to replace the rigid middle contact element of the socket by an elastic contact spring. Other improvements are described, which can be applied to the bulbs as well. These include flattening and smoothing the solder joint that is located on the bulb middle contact ring. Also, some new add-ons inserts or adapters are described, which can be used together with the bulbs and sockets, to improve the performance of such bulbs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Inventor: Gabe Cherian
  • Publication number: 20050275417
    Abstract: Described are methods of using probes, for making electrical contact to high-density chips or similar electronic devices. Two groups of probes are covered. The first group includes probes that are moved laterally, parallel to the surface of the contact pads of the device under test, after the initial contact has been made. This is to create the desired wipe or scrub. The second group includes probes that operate on the principle of suction cups. When the probe is pushed against the device under test, the probe working tips stretch outwardly and create the desirable wipe or scrub. Described also are the probes themselves that are used for the above methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2005
    Publication date: December 15, 2005
    Inventor: Gabe Cherian
  • Publication number: 20050214067
    Abstract: The invention discloses methods of mounting heat shields onto a spacecraft. It shows a number of ways to attach heat shield tiles in a way that allows for and accommodates the thermal expansion and contraction of the tiles without overstressing them and without loosing them due to delamination of adhesives. Shown also are various fasteners, which are flexible in several directions and which should preferably be oriented to provide the least resistance to the expected deformations of the tiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Publication date: September 29, 2005
    Inventor: Gabe Cherian
  • Patent number: 6884707
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to permanent interconnections between electronic devices, such as integrated circuit packages, chips, wafers and printed circuit boards or substrates, or similar electronic devices. More particularly it relates to high-density electronic devices. The invention describes means and methods that can be used to counteract the undesirable effects of thermal cycling, shock and vibrations and severe environment conditions in general. For leaded devices, the leads are oriented to face the thermal center of the devices and the system they interact with. For leadless devices, the mounting elements are treated or prepared to control the migration of solder along the length of the elements, to ensure that those elements retain their desired flexibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Inventor: Gabe Cherian
  • Publication number: 20050040502
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to permanent interconnections between electronic devices, such as integrated circuit packages, chips, wafers and printed circuit boards or substrates, or similar electronic devices. More particularly it relates to high-density electronic devices. The invention describes means and methods that can be used to counteract the undesirable effects of thermal cycling, shock and vibrations and severe environment conditions in general. For leaded devices, the leads are oriented to face the thermal center of the devices and the system they interact with. For leadless devices, the mounting elements are treated or prepared to control the migration of solder along the length of the elements, to ensure that those elements retain their desired flexibility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2004
    Publication date: February 24, 2005
    Inventor: Gabe Cherian
  • Publication number: 20050042927
    Abstract: Improvements to 3-way light bulbs and to their electrical sockets are shown. The major improvement is to replace the rigid middle contact element of the socket by an elastic contact spring. Other improvements are described, which can be applied to the bulbs as well. These include flattening and smoothing the solder joint that is located on the bulb middle contact ring. Also, some new add-ons inserts or adapters are described, which can be used together with the bulbs and sockets, to improve the performance of such bulbs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2004
    Publication date: February 24, 2005
    Inventor: Gabe Cherian
  • Publication number: 20040178250
    Abstract: The invention discloses design concepts and means and methods that can be used for enhancing the reliability and extending the operating life of electronic devices, and assemblies incorporating such devices, and substrates and/or PCBs, especially if such assemblies are exposed to severe environments such as thermal cycling or power cycling. The main thrust of the invention is to provide flexible joints, such as columns, between the attached components, and preferably to orient such joints, so that they would present their softest bending direction towards the thermal center or fixation point of the assemblies. Joints with rectangular or elongated cross-section are preferred, and they should be oriented so that the wide face of each joint would be facing the thermal center, perpendicular to the thermal deformation ray emanating from the thermal center towards the center of each respective joint. The concepts apply equally to leadless packages as well as to leaded packages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2004
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Inventor: Gabe Cherian
  • Publication number: 20040157495
    Abstract: Improvements to 3-way light bulbs and to their electrical sockets are shown. The major improvement is to replace the rigid middle contact element of the socket by an elastic contact spring. Other improvements are described, which can be applied to the bulbs as well. These include flattening and smoothing the solder joint that is located on the bulb middle contact ring. Also, some new add-ons inserts or adapters are described, which can be used together with the bulbs and sockets, to improve the performance of such bulbs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2003
    Publication date: August 12, 2004
    Inventor: Gabe Cherian
  • Publication number: 20040031120
    Abstract: Wiping means are provided to help skiers, hunters, cyclists, tennis players and others in keeping their nose clean and dry. Also, to wipe sweat from foreheads. Various embodiments are shown. For example, the wipes can be attached to gloves, or to sleeves of jackets, or can simply be in the shape of a wristband or armband. Wipes can be covered for esthetic reasons. Wipes and their components can be provided together with their base patches; or separately, where users can purchase spare sponges to apply to their existing patches. Both patches and/or sponges can be of various colors and/or imprinted with logos, trade names, or other advertising information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2003
    Publication date: February 19, 2004
    Inventor: Gabe Cherian
  • Publication number: 20030214314
    Abstract: Described are probes, designed to make electrical contact with high-density chips or similar electronic devices. Two groups of probes are covered. The first group includes probes that are moved laterally, parallel to the surface of the contact pads of the device under test, after the initial contact has been made. This is to create the desired wipe or scrub. The second group includes probes that operate on the principle of suction cups. When the probe is pushed against the device under test, the probe lips stretch outwardly and create the desirable wipe or scrub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2003
    Publication date: November 20, 2003
    Inventor: Gabe Cherian
  • Patent number: 4928199
    Abstract: A circuit protection device for protecting electrical circuits against voltage transients comprises a chip package which includes a threshold switch device formed from an amorphous composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1990
    Assignee: Raychem Limited
    Inventors: Stephen H. Diaz, Gabe Cherian, Stephen Morris, John R. Vinson, David Crofts, Anthony J. Moore
  • Patent number: 4828380
    Abstract: This invention provides anti-glare eyeglasses for drivers for shielding the glare of on-coming headlights and the glare of headlights of following vehicles reflected in rear view mirrors. The central vision area is bordered by a shaded area on the left side, the edge of the shaded area next to the central vision area is vertical and straight, the shaded area extends to the left at an angle corresponding to the apparent angle at which the on-coming headlights pass to the left of the driver, and additional shaded areas are provided to the left and right for screening the headlight glare of following vehicles reflected in rear view mirrors. The shaded areas may be reversed for use by drivers driving on the left side of the road. The invention also provides a kit of parts of attachable shaded shapes which can be placed on regular eyeglasses to correspond to the eyeglasses of this invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1989
    Inventor: Gabe Cherian
  • Patent number: 4818011
    Abstract: This invention provides anti-glare visors for drivers for sheilding the glare of on-coming headlights and the glare of headlights of following vehicles reflected in rear view mirrors. The central vision area is bordered by a shaded area on the left side, the edge of the shaded area next to the central vision area is vertical and straight, the shaded area extends to the left at an angle corresponding to the apparent angle at which the on-coming headlights pass to the left of the driver, and additional shaded areas are provided to the left and right for screening the headlight glare of following vehicles. The shaded areas may be reversed for use by drivers driving on the left side of the road. The invention also provides a kit of parts of self-adhesive shaded shapes which can be placed on regular visors to correspond to the visors of this invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1989
    Inventor: Gabe Cherian
  • Patent number: 4712721
    Abstract: Mechanical means and methods for delivery of solder preforms arranged in generally rectilinear patterns and oriented so that the ends of the solder preforms may join two planar surfaces upon the application of heat are disclosed. Several embodiments facilitate the delivery of solder preforms in the forms of posts, clips and rings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1987
    Assignee: Raychem Corp.
    Inventors: Raymond Noel, William M. Robinson, Gabe Cherian, Thomas H. Clifford, William D. Carlomagno, William M. Deasy, Willie K. Grassauer, David K. Haygood, H. Paul Sherlock, Harry E. White
  • Patent number: D321523
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1991
    Inventor: Gabe Cherian