Patents by Inventor Gerard McVicker

Gerard McVicker 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: 20190206762
    Abstract: A heat spreading lid, including a lid body, a wing portion, where the wing portion flexibly moves independently from the lid body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Gerard McVicker, Sri M. Sri-Jayantha
  • Patent number: 10325829
    Abstract: A heat spreading lid, including a lid body, a wing portion, where the wing portion flexibly moves independently from the lid body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gerard McVicker, Sri M. Sri-Jayantha
  • Publication number: 20180076113
    Abstract: Devices that have integrated cooling structures for two-phase cooling and methods of assembly thereof are provided. In one example, a chip manifold can be affixed to a chip. An interface can be located at a first position between the chip manifold and the manifold cap. Furthermore, the interface can create a seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas J. Brunschwiler, Timothy Joseph Chainer, Evan George Colgan, Michael Anthony Gaynes, Jeffrey Donald Gelorme, Gerard McVicker, Ozgur Ozsun, Pritish Ranjan Parida, Mark Delorman Schultz, Bucknell C. Webb
  • Publication number: 20180061151
    Abstract: A system for identifying and reporting traffic events is presented. Position and motion data from two or more vehicles are uploaded to a data center. The system identifies an accident between first and second vehicles by correlating the motion and position information of the first vehicle with the motion and position information of the second vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Timothy J. Chainer, Gerard McVicker, Pritish R. Parida
  • Publication number: 20180061270
    Abstract: A Personal Food Database (PFD) that resides on a consumer's mobile device is presented. The PFD maintains an inventory that keeps track of amount of available food items. The mobile device operating the PFD has sensors for measuring the activities or biometric data of the user. The PFD uses the sensor data to assess the nutrition need of the user and to recommend recipes accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Timothy J. Chainer, Gerard McVicker, Pritish R. Parida
  • Publication number: 20180047654
    Abstract: A heat spreading lid, including a lid body, a wing portion, where the wing portion flexibly moves independently from the lid body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Gerard McVicker, Sri M. Sri-Jayantha
  • Patent number: 9837332
    Abstract: A heat spreading lid including a lid body and a wing portion having a thermal interface material disposed on the wing portion such that the wing portion flexibly moves with the thermal interface material independently from the lid body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gerard McVicker, Sri M. Sri-Jayantha
  • Patent number: 9830823
    Abstract: A system for identifying hazardous driving behaviors is presented. Position and motion data from a plurality of vehicles are uploaded to a data center. For each vehicle, the system computes a set of hazard metric for identifying hazardous driving behaviors based on the position and motion information received from the plurality of vehicles. A hazardous vehicle is identified based on the computed hazard metric for the plurality of vehicles. The system reports a set of information regarding the hazardous vehicle to an agency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Timothy J. Chainer, Gerard McVicker, Pritish R. Parida
  • Patent number: 9565759
    Abstract: A contact structure and assembly for a microelectronics device includes first and second electrically conductive contacts being helically shaped. A carrier element is attached to and positioned between the first and second contacts. The first and second contacts are in electrical communication with each other, and the first and second contacts are in a mirror image relationship with each other. A pair of insulating substrates each include electrically conductive members. A contact point on each of the first and second contacts is attached and electrically communicating to respective electrically conductive members such that the first and second electrically conductive contacts between the pair of insulating substrates form an electrically conductive package. A metal layer on the carrier element provides electrical conductivity through a first opening defined by the carrier element between the first and second portions of the helix shaped contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC.
    Inventors: Gareth Hougham, Gerard McVicker, Xiaoxiong Gu, Sung K. Kang, Frank R. Libsch, Xiao H. Liu
  • Patent number: 9550258
    Abstract: A structure and method of mounting a heat sink having a body and mounting points configured so as to connect to a mounting medium, at least one of the mounting points being configured to allow movement in a thermally-induced expansion direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC.
    Inventors: Sri M Sri-Jayantha, Gerard McVicker, Jr., Vijayeshwar D Khanna, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20160365297
    Abstract: A heat spreading lid including a lid body and a wing portion having a thermal interface material disposed on the wing portion such that the wing portion flexibly moves with the thermal interface material independently from the lid body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Gerard McVicker, Sri M. Sri-Jayantha
  • Patent number: 9437519
    Abstract: A lid including a lid body, and a wing portion, the wing portion being disposed on a die side of the lid body such that an edge of the wing portion is flexible independent from a portion of the lid body adjacent to the edge of the wing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gerard McVicker, Sri M. Sri-Jayantha
  • Patent number: 9410261
    Abstract: A negative electrophoretic photoresist is applied over a plurality of protruding disposable template portions on a substrate. A silo structure is placed on planar portions of the negative electrophoretic photoresist that laterally surround the plurality of protruding disposable template portions. The negative electrophoretic photoresist is lithographically exposed employing the silo structure and a first lithographic mask, which includes a transparent substrate with isolated opaque patterns thereupon. After removal of the silo structure, the negative electrophoretic photoresist is lithographically exposed employing a second lithographic mask, which includes a pattern of transparent areas overlying the planar portions of the negative electrophoretic photoresist less the areas for bases of metal structure to be subsequently formed by electroplating. The negative electrophoretic photoresist is developed to form cavities therein, and metal structures are formed by electroplating within the cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC.
    Inventors: Gareth G. Hougham, Gerard McVicker, Anna Pratt
  • Patent number: 9340892
    Abstract: A negative electrophoretic photoresist is applied over a plurality of protruding disposable template portions on a substrate. A silo structure is placed on planar portions of the negative electrophoretic photoresist that laterally surround the plurality of protruding disposable template portions. The negative electrophoretic photoresist is lithographically exposed employing the silo structure and a first lithographic mask, which includes a transparent substrate with isolated opaque patterns thereupon. After removal of the silo structure, the negative electrophoretic photoresist is lithographically exposed employing a second lithographic mask, which includes a pattern of transparent areas overlying the planar portions of the negative electrophoretic photoresist less the areas for bases of metal structure to be subsequently formed by electroplating. The negative electrophoretic photoresist is developed to form cavities therein, and metal structures are formed by electroplating within the cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC.
    Inventors: Gareth G. Hougham, Gerard McVicker, Anna Pratt
  • Publication number: 20150334830
    Abstract: A contact structure and assembly for a microelectronics device includes first and second electrically conductive contacts being helically shaped. A carrier element is attached to and positioned between the first and second contacts. The first and second contacts are in electrical communication with each other, and the first and second contacts are in a mirror image relationship with each other. A pair of insulating substrates each include electrically conductive members. A contact point on each of the first and second contacts is attached and electrically communicating to respective electrically conductive members such that the first and second electrically conductive contacts between the pair of insulating substrates form an electrically conductive package. A metal layer on the carrier element provides electrical conductivity through a first opening defined by the carrier element between the first and second portions of the helix shaped contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Gareth Hougham, Gerard McVicker, Xiaoxiong Gu, Sung K. Kang, Frank R. Libsch, Xiao H. Liu
  • Publication number: 20150243570
    Abstract: A lid including a lid body, and a wing portion, the wing portion being disposed on a die side of the lid body such that an edge of the wing portion is flexible independent from a portion of the lid body adjacent to the edge of the wing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gerard McVicker, Sri M. Sri-Jayantha
  • Patent number: 9040841
    Abstract: A contact structure and assembly and a method for manufacturing the same for a microelectronics device includes first and second electrically conductive contacts being helically shaped. A carrier element is attached to and positioned between the first and second contacts. The first and second contacts are in electrical communication with each other, and the first and second contacts are in a mirror image relationship with each other. A pair of insulating substrates each include electrically conductive members. A contact point on each of the first and second contacts is attached and electrically communicating to respective electrically conductive members such that the first and second electrically conductive contacts between the pair of insulating substrates form an electrically conductive package. A metal layer on the carrier element provides electrical conductivity through a first opening defined by the carrier element between the first and second portions of the helix shaped contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gareth Hougham, Gerard McVicker, Xiaoxiong Gu, Sung K. Kang, Frank R. Libsch, Xiao H. Liu
  • Publication number: 20150133001
    Abstract: A structure and method for manufacturing the same for manufacturing a contact structure for microelectronics manufacturing including the steps of forming first and second metal sheets to form a plurality of outwardly extending bump each defining a cavity. Symmetrically mating the first and second metal sheets in opposing relation to each other to form upper and lower bumps each defining an enclosure therebetween wherein the mated first and second sheets form a contact structure. Coating the contact structure with an insulating material, and fabricating helix shaped contacts from upper and lower bumps. The helix shaped contacts having first and second portions being in mirror image relationship to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Gareth Hougham, Gerard McVicker, Xiaoxiong Gu
  • Publication number: 20150060266
    Abstract: A negative electrophoretic photoresist is applied over a plurality of protruding disposable template portions on a substrate. A silo structure is placed on planar portions of the negative electrophoretic photoresist that laterally surround the plurality of protruding disposable template portions. The negative electrophoretic photoresist is lithographically exposed employing the silo structure and a first lithographic mask, which includes a transparent substrate with isolated opaque patterns thereupon. After removal of the silo structure, the negative electrophoretic photoresist is lithographically exposed employing a second lithographic mask, which includes a pattern of transparent areas overlying the planar portions of the negative electrophoretic photoresist less the areas for bases of metal structure to be subsequently formed by electroplating. The negative electrophoretic photoresist is developed to form cavities therein, and metal structures are formed by electroplating within the cavities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Gareth G. Hougham, Gerard McVicker, Anna Pratt
  • Patent number: 8959764
    Abstract: A structure and method for manufacturing the same for manufacturing a contact structure for microelectronics manufacturing including the steps of forming first and second metal sheets to form a plurality of outwardly extending bump each defining a cavity. Symmetrically mating the first and second metal sheets in opposing relation to each other to form upper and lower bumps each defining an enclosure therebetween wherein the mated first and second sheets form a contact structure. Coating the contact structure with an insulating material, and fabricating helix shaped contacts from upper and lower bumps. The helix shaped contacts having first and second portions being in mirror image relationship to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gareth Hougham, Gerard McVicker, Xiaoxiong Gu