Patents by Inventor Gordon Burke

Gordon Burke 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: 10643852
    Abstract: A process of forming electronic device can include providing a substrate having a first portion and a second portion; introducing a nitrogen-containing species into the second portion of the substrate; and exposing the substrate to an oxidizing ambient, wherein a thicker oxide is grown from the first portion as compared to the second portion. In an embodiment, the process can include removing the first portion while the second portion of the substrate that includes the nitrogen-containing species remains. In another embodiment, the process can be used to form different thicknesses of an oxide layer at different portions along a sidewall of a trench. The process may be used in other applications where different thicknesses of oxide layers are to be formed during the same oxidation cycle, such as forming a tunnel dielectric layer and a gate dielectric layer for a floating gate memory cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Peter A. Burke, James Kimball, Gordon M. Grivna
  • Publication number: 20200074815
    Abstract: Various embodiments herein include a pocket to receive tendered notes and to dispense notes from a terminal, such as an automated teller machine. The pocket may include a shutter, a lifter opposite the shutter, a pusher plate between and perpendicular to the shutter and lifter, and a ceiling clamp. The pocket also includes a controller that causes the terminal to perform actions when dispensing notes including moving the ceiling clamp to an open position and providing an output triggering dispensing of notes into the pocket. The actions further include moving the ceiling clamp to a closed position, moving the pusher plate to bias notes present within the pocket against the ceiling clamp and raising the lifter from a lower position to an upper position thereby lifting notes present between the pusher plate and the ceiling clamp. The shutter is then opened to expose and dispense the notes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Gordon Burke, Scott Cruickshanks
  • Patent number: 10559170
    Abstract: Various embodiments herein include a pocket to receive tendered notes and to dispense notes from a terminal, such as an automated teller machine. The pocket may include a shutter, a lifter opposite the shutter, a pusher plate between and perpendicular to the shutter and lifter, and a ceiling clamp. The pocket also includes a controller causes the terminal to perform actions when dispensing notes including moving the ceiling clamp to an open position and providing an output triggering dispensing of notes into the pocket. The actions further include moving the ceiling clamp to a closed position, moving the pusher plate to bias notes present within the pocket against the ceiling clamp and raising the lifter from a lower position to an upper position thereby lifting notes present between the pusher plate and the ceiling clamp. The shutter is then opened to expose and dispense the notes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Phil Noel Day, Gordon Burke, Scott Cruickshanks, Ian McFarlane Denny, David Heighton, Lukasz Kaczmaryn, Marshall Munro, Andrew W. Smith, Grant William Smith, Stephen W. Swaine
  • Publication number: 20190304262
    Abstract: Various embodiments herein include a pocket to receive tendered notes and to dispense notes from a terminal, such as an automated teller machine. The pocket may include a shutter, a lifter opposite the shutter, a pusher plate between and perpendicular to the shutter and lifter, and a ceiling clamp. The pocket also includes a controller causes the terminal to perform actions when dispensing notes including moving the ceiling clamp to an open position and providing an output triggering dispensing of notes into the pocket. The actions further include moving the ceiling clamp to a closed position, moving the pusher plate to bias notes present within the pocket against the ceiling clamp and raising the lifter from a lower position to an upper position thereby lifting notes present between the pusher plate and the ceiling clamp. The shutter is then opened to expose and dispense the notes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Phil Noel Day, Gordon Burke, Scott Cruickshanks, Ian McFarlane Denny, David Heighton, Lukasz Kaczmaryn, Marshall Munro, Grant William Smith
  • Patent number: 9367379
    Abstract: A server. The server comprises a processor, a memory, and an application that receives an alert message corresponding to an error and a performance metric value in a messaging server, wherein the messaging server is one of a plurality of servers in a rotation that supports a front-end application in a system, identifies a course of action for repair, determines that the number of active servers in the rotation is above a predefined threshold number of active servers, removes the messaging server from the rotation, notifies a system administrator of the removal, the identified error, and the performance metric value, repairs the messaging server by implementing the identified course of action, validates the messaging server by running application programming interface (API) calls, places the repaired messaging server in the rotation, and notifies the system administrator of repair details and API call results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Terrance Gordon Burke, Sreedhar Reddy Busanelli, Kenneth D. Glenn
  • Patent number: 9302876
    Abstract: The present invention provides apparatus for stacking media items, comprising a base member for supporting a stack of media items, at least one first registration member extending generally upwardly with respect to the base member, and at least one further registration member extending generally upwardly with respect to the base member and spaced apart from the first registration member, wherein at least a one of the first and further registration members is selectively moveable towards or away from a remainder one of the first and further registration members in an input direction of the media items. A method of stacking media items is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Joanna Phillips, Gordon Burke, Kenneth Peters, Joshua Bruce
  • Patent number: 9299225
    Abstract: Value media is driven along a media path through a value media dispenser. While traversing the path, the media is imaged and a denomination and serial number for the media extracted from media image. The media image, denomination, and serial number are recorded for tracking and monitoring of the value media being dispensed from the value media dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Suttie, Gordon Burke, Alan James Finnie, Grant William Smith
  • Patent number: 9248991
    Abstract: A media transport module comprising: a transport extending from a pick coupling area to a stacking port; and a retractable guide. The retractable guide is moveable to extend beyond the stacking port when media items are being stacked and thereby guide media items ejected from the stacking port onto a carriage plate. The retractable guide is also moveable to retract to the stacking port when media items have been stacked so that the carriage plate can close without touching the retractable guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: NCR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ken Peters, Gordon Burke, Michael Rennie
  • Publication number: 20150371506
    Abstract: Value media is driven along a media path through a value media dispenser. While traversing the path, the media is imaged and a denomination and serial number for the media extracted from media image. The media image, denomination, and serial number are recorded for tracking and monitoring of the value media being dispensed from the value media dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Suttie, Gordon Burke, Alan James Finnie, Grant William Smith
  • Publication number: 20150175370
    Abstract: The present invention provides apparatus for stacking media items, comprising a base member for supporting a stack of media items, at least one first registration member extending generally upwardly with respect to the base member, and at least one further registration member extending generally upwardly with respect to the base member and spaced apart from the first registration member, wherein at least a one of the first and further registration members is selectively moveable towards or away from a remainder one of the first and further registration members in an input direction of the media items. A method of stacking media items is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Applicant: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Joanna Phillips, Gordon Burke, Kenneth Peters, Joshua Bruce
  • Patent number: 8714337
    Abstract: A removable media container for use in a media dispenser is described. The media container comprises: a diverter entrance for receiving diverted media items prior to stacking of the media items; a non-present stack entrance for receiving a stack of media items subsequent to stacking of the media items but prior to presentation of the stack of media items to a customer; and a present stack entrance for receiving a stack of media items subsequent to presentation of the stack of media items to a customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Rennie, Ken Peters, Gordon Burke
  • Patent number: 8479910
    Abstract: A removable media container for use in a media dispenser is described. The media container comprises: a diverter entrance for receiving diverted media items prior to stacking of the media items; a non-present stack entrance for receiving a stack of media items subsequent to stacking of the media items but prior to presentation of the stack of media items to a customer; and a present stack entrance for receiving a stack of media items subsequent to presentation of the stack of media items to a customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Rennie, Ken Peters, Gordon Burke
  • Patent number: 8430395
    Abstract: A pick unit is described. The pick unit comprises: a frame and a picking assembly. The frame comprises (i) one or more guides for receiving a currency cassette, (ii) a tortuous pathway for guiding and supporting a cam follower, and (iii) a detent. The picking assembly comprises: (i) a guide edge configured to abut the detent when the picking assembly is moved to an initial alignment position, (ii) a cam follower configured to align with the pathway when the removable picking assembly is moved from the initial alignment position to an engagement position, and (iii) a gear train configured to engage with an upper gear external to the pick unit when the removable picking assembly is moved to an engaged position at which the cam follower has reached an end of the tortuous pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Ken Peters, Gordon Burke, Kevin Leeper
  • Patent number: 8366107
    Abstract: A media presenter is described. The media presenter comprises: a chassis including a central track; a nose coupled to the chassis at a nose end of the chassis; and a carriage. The nose includes a presenting end distal from the chassis, and a nose track arranged to couple to the central track to provide a presenting track extending from the chassis to the presenting end. The carriage is mounted on the presenting track for movement therealong, and comprises a carriage body and a carriage plate movable between an open position at which media items can be placed on the carriage plate, and a closed position for clamping media items between the carriage plate and the carriage body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Deas, Gordon Burke, Michael Rennie, Scott L. Colston
  • Patent number: 8360429
    Abstract: A media transport module is described. The media transport module comprises: an upward transport, a divert transport, and a stacking transport. The upward transport extends from a pick coupling area to a diversion area and is operable to route individual media items from the pick coupling area to the diversion area. The divert transport extends from the diversion area to a diverter port; and the stacking transport extends from the diversion area to a stacking port. A diverter is located at the diversion area and is operable to route media items to either (i) the divert transport, or (ii) the stacking transport, in response to a signal received from a media thickness sensor. A drive gear is provided for receiving rotational motion from an external drive. An electrical connector is also provided for receiving electrical power from an external supply and using the received electrical power to energize the diverter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Duncan Keith, Gordon Burke
  • Patent number: 8261903
    Abstract: A media presenter configurable for use in either a front access or a rear access dispenser is described. The media presenter comprises a chassis including a central track defining a central handle end and a central pick end. A nose is coupled to the chassis at the central pick end, and includes (i) a presenting end distal from the chassis and (ii) a nose track arranged to couple to the central track. A removable track is coupled to the chassis and extends from a handle end of the chassis to the central handle end. The nose track, the central track, and the removable track combine to provide a presenting track extending from the handle end to the presenting end. The presenter can present media items to a customer in a rear access dispenser, or can be reconfigured by exchanging the positions of the nose and removable track to present media items in a front access dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Deas, Gordon Burke, William G Potts
  • Publication number: 20120161389
    Abstract: A media transport module comprising: a transport extending from a pick coupling area to a stacking port; and a retractable guide. The retractable guide is moveable to extend beyond the stacking port when media items are being stacked and thereby guide media items ejected from the stacking port onto a carriage plate. The retractable guide is also moveable to retract to the stacking port when media items have been stacked so that the carriage plate can close without touching the retractable guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: NCR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ken Peters, Gordon Burke, Michael Rennie
  • Publication number: 20120161386
    Abstract: A media presenter configurable for use in either a front access or a rear access dispenser is described. The media presenter comprises a chassis including a central track defining a central handle end and a central pick end. A nose is coupled to the chassis at the central pick end, and includes (i) a presenting end distal from the chassis and (ii) a nose track arranged to couple to the central track. A removable track is coupled to the chassis and extends from a handle end of the chassis to the central handle end. The nose track, the central track, and the removable track combine to provide a presenting track extending from the handle end to the presenting end. The presenter can present media items to a customer in a rear access dispenser, or can be reconfigured by exchanging the positions of the nose and removable track to present media items in a front access dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: NCR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Scott Deas, Gordon Burke, William G. Potts
  • Publication number: 20120119433
    Abstract: A pick unit is described. The pick unit comprises: a frame and a picking assembly. The frame comprises (i) one or more guides for receiving a currency cassette, (ii) a tortuous pathway for guiding and supporting a cam follower, and (iii) a detent. The picking assembly comprises: (i) a guide edge configured to abut the detent when the picking assembly is moved to an initial alignment position, (ii) a cam follower configured to align with the pathway when the removable picking assembly is moved from the initial alignment position to an engagement position, and (iii) a gear train configured to engage with an upper gear external to the pick unit when the removable picking assembly is moved to an engaged position at which the cam follower has reached an end of the tortuous pathway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: NCR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ken Peters, Gordon Burke, Kevin Leeper
  • Publication number: 20120048876
    Abstract: A media presenter is described. The media presenter comprises: a chassis including a central track; a nose coupled to the chassis at a nose end of the chassis; and a carriage. The nose includes a presenting end distal from the chassis, and a nose track arranged to couple to the central track to provide a presenting track extending from the chassis to the presenting end. The carriage is mounted on the presenting track for movement therealong, and comprises a carriage body and a carriage plate movable between an open position at which media items can be placed on the carriage plate, and a closed position for clamping media items between the carriage plate and the carriage body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Deas, Gordon Burke, Michael Rennie, Scott L. Colston