Patents by Inventor Gordon Jack

Gordon Jack 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: 11112674
    Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure concern controllers and control methods for applying a drive voltage to bus bars of optically switchable devices such as electrochromic devices. Such devices are often provided on windows such as architectural glass. In certain embodiments, the applied drive voltage is controlled in a manner that efficiently drives an optical transition over the entire surface of the electrochromic device. The drive voltage is controlled to account for differences in effective voltage experienced in regions between the bus bars and regions proximate the bus bars. Regions near the bus bars experience the highest effective voltage. In some cases, feedback may be used to monitor an optical transition. In these or other cases, a group of optically switchable devices may transition together over a particular duration to achieve approximately uniform tint states over time during the transition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon Jack, Sridhar K. Kailasam, Stephen C. Brown, Anshu A. Pradhan
  • Publication number: 20210208468
    Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure concern controllers and control methods for applying a drive voltage to bus bars of optically switchable devices such as electrochromic devices. Such devices are often provided on windows such as architectural glass. In certain embodiments, the applied drive voltage is controlled in a manner that efficiently drives an optical transition over the entire surface of the electrochromic device. The drive voltage is controlled to account for differences in effective voltage experienced in regions between the bus bars and regions proximate the bus bars. Regions near the bus bars experience the highest effective voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Gordon Jack, Sridhar K. Kailasam, Stephen C. Brown, Anshu A. Pradhan
  • Publication number: 20210116770
    Abstract: Controllers and control methods apply a drive voltage to bus bars of a thin film optically switchable device. The applied drive voltage is provided at a level that drives a transition over the entire surface of the optically switchable device but does not damage or degrade the device. This applied voltage produces an effective voltage at all locations on the face of the device that is within a bracketed range. The upper bound of this range is associated with a voltage safely below the level at which the device may experience damage or degradation impacting its performance in the short term or the long term. At the lower boundary of this range is an effective voltage at which the transition between optical states of the device occurs relatively rapidly. The level of voltage applied between the bus bars is significantly greater than the maximum value of the effective voltage within the bracketed range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Anshu A. Pradhan, Disha Mehtani, Gordon Jack
  • Patent number: 10983903
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are disclosed for an enhanced automated protocol for secure application testing. An example method includes receiving, via a first component of a system and from a user device, selection of testing information, the testing information including a test device to perform one or more selected test suites, and the test suites being associated with an application. Test suite information is generated via a second component of the system based on the selected test suites, with the first component instructing the second component to generate the testing information according to the particular protocol. The test suite information is provided via the second component to the test device, with the test suite information being provided in response to polling from the test device. Test results are received via the second component, with the test results being routed by the second component to the first component for presentation via the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Piyush Pramod Yawalkar, Yunquan Peng, Bingqian Liu, Andrew Gordon Jack
  • Publication number: 20210080793
    Abstract: Controllers and control methods apply a drive voltage to bus bars of a thin film optically switchable device. The applied drive voltage is provided at a level that drives a transition over the entire surface of the optically switchable device but does not damage or degrade the device. This applied voltage produces an effective voltage at all locations on the face of the device that is within a bracketed range. The upper bound of this range is associated with a voltage safely below the level at which the device may experience damage or degradation impacting its performance in the short term or the long term. At the lower boundary of this range is an effective voltage at which the transition between optical states of the device occurs relatively rapidly. The level of voltage applied between the bus bars is significantly greater than the maximum value of the effective voltage within the bracketed range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Anshu A. Pradhan, Disha Mehtani, Gordon Jack
  • Patent number: 10935865
    Abstract: Controllers and control methods apply a drive voltage to bus bars of a thin film optically switchable device. The applied drive voltage is provided at a level that drives a transition over the entire surface of the optically switchable device but does not damage or degrade the device. This applied voltage produces an effective voltage at all locations on the face of the device that is within a bracketed range. The upper bound of this range is associated with a voltage safely below the level at which the device may experience damage or degradation impacting its performance in the short term or the long term. At the lower boundary of this range is an effective voltage at which the transition between optical states of the device occurs relatively rapidly. The level of voltage applied between the bus bars is significantly greater than the maximum value of the effective voltage within the bracketed range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Anshu A. Pradhan, Disha Mehtani, Gordon Jack
  • Patent number: 10895796
    Abstract: Controllers and control methods apply a drive voltage to bus bars of a thin film optically switchable device. The applied drive voltage is provided at a level that drives a transition over the entire surface of the optically switchable device but does not damage or degrade the device. This applied voltage produces an effective voltage at all locations on the face of the device that is within a bracketed range. The upper bound of this range is associated with a voltage safely below the level at which the device may experience damage or degradation impacting its performance in the short term or the long term. At the lower boundary of this range is an effective voltage at which the transition between optical states of the device occurs relatively rapidly. The level of voltage applied between the bus bars is significantly greater than the maximum value of the effective voltage within the bracketed range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Anshu A. Pradhan, Disha Mehtani, Gordon Jack
  • Publication number: 20200089074
    Abstract: Controllers and control methods apply a drive voltage to bus bars of a thin film optically switchable device. The applied drive voltage is provided at a level that drives a transition over the entire surface of the optically switchable device but does not damage or degrade the device. This applied voltage produces an effective voltage at all locations on the face of the device that is within a bracketed range. The upper bound of this range is associated with a voltage safely below the level at which the device may experience damage or degradation impacting its performance in the short term or the long term. At the lower boundary of this range is an effective voltage at which the transition between optical states of the device occurs relatively rapidly. The level of voltage applied between the bus bars is significantly greater than the maximum value of the effective voltage within the bracketed range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Anshu A. Pradhan, Disha Mehtani, Gordon Jack
  • Publication number: 20200073193
    Abstract: Controllers and control methods apply a drive voltage to bus bars of a thin film optically switchable device. The applied drive voltage is provided at a level that drives a transition over the entire surface of the optically switchable device but does not damage or degrade the device. This applied voltage produces an effective voltage at all locations on the face of the device that is within a bracketed range. The upper bound of this range is associated with a voltage safely below the level at which the device may experience damage or degradation impacting its performance in the short term or the long term. At the lower boundary of this range is an effective voltage at which the transition between optical states of the device occurs relatively rapidly. The level of voltage applied between the bus bars is significantly greater than the maximum value of the effective voltage within the bracketed range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Anshu A. Pradhan, Disha Mehtani, Gordon Jack
  • Publication number: 20200041860
    Abstract: Bus bar configurations and fabrication methods for non-rectangular shaped (e.g., triangular, trapezoidal, circular, pentagonal, hexagonal, arched, etc.) optical devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Abhishek Anant Dixit, Todd Martin, Anshu A. Pradhan, Gordon Jack, Yashraj Bhatnagar
  • Patent number: 10520785
    Abstract: Controllers and control methods apply a drive voltage to bus bars of a thin film optically switchable device. The applied drive voltage is provided at a level that drives a transition over the entire surface of the optically switchable device but does not damage or degrade the device. This applied voltage produces an effective voltage at all locations on the face of the device that is within a bracketed range. The upper bound of this range is associated with a voltage safely below the level at which the device may experience damage or degradation impacting its performance in the short term or the long term. At the lower boundary of this range is an effective voltage at which the transition between optical states of the device occurs relatively rapidly. The level of voltage applied between the bus bars is significantly greater than the maximum value of the effective voltage within the bracketed range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Anshu A. Pradhan, Disha Mehtani, Gordon Jack
  • Patent number: 10514582
    Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure concern controllers and control methods for applying a drive voltage to bus bars of optically switchable devices such as electrochromic devices. Such devices are often provided on windows such as architectural glass. In certain embodiments, the applied drive voltage is controlled in a manner that efficiently drives an optical transition over the entire surface of the electrochromic device. The drive voltage is controlled to account for differences in effective voltage experienced in regions between the bus bars and regions proximate the bus bars. Regions near the bus bars experience the highest effective voltage. In some cases, feedback may be used to monitor an optical transition. In these or other cases, a group of optically switchable devices may transition together over a particular duration to achieve approximately uniform tint states over time during the transition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon Jack, Sridhar K. Kailasam, Stephen C. Brown, Anshu A. Pradhan
  • Patent number: 10503039
    Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure concern controllers and control methods for applying a drive voltage to bus bars of optically switchable devices such as electrochromic devices. Such devices are often provided on windows such as architectural glass. In certain embodiments, the applied drive voltage is controlled in a manner that efficiently drives an optical transition over the entire surface of the electrochromic device. The drive voltage is controlled to account for differences in effective voltage experienced in regions between the bus bars and regions proximate the bus bars. Regions near the bus bars experience the highest effective voltage. In some cases, feedback may be used to monitor an optical transition. In these or other cases, a group of optically switchable devices may transition together over a particular duration to achieve approximately uniform tint states over time during the transition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon Jack, Sridhar K. Kailasam, Stephen C. Brown, Anshu A. Pradhan
  • Patent number: 10481458
    Abstract: This present invention relates to bus bar configurations and fabrication methods of non-rectangular shaped (e.g., triangular, trapezoidal, circular, pentagonal, hexagonal, arched, etc.) optical devices. The optical device comprises a first side, a second side, and a third side adjacent to the second side and two bus bars spanning a portion of the optical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Abhishek Anant Dixit, Todd Martin, Anshu A. Pradhan, Gordon Jack, Yashraj Bhatnagar
  • Patent number: 10451950
    Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure concern controllers and control methods for applying a drive voltage to bus bars of optically switchable devices such as electrochromic devices. Such devices are often provided on windows such as architectural glass. In certain embodiments, the applied drive voltage is controlled in a manner that efficiently drives an optical transition over the entire surface of the electrochromic device. The drive voltage is controlled to account for differences in effective voltage experienced in regions between the bus bars and regions proximate the bus bars. Regions near the bus bars experience the highest effective voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon Jack, Anshu Pradhan
  • Patent number: 10429712
    Abstract: This disclosure provides configurations, methods of use, and methods of fabrication for a bus bar of an optically switchable device. In one aspect, an apparatus includes a substrate and an optically switchable device disposed on a surface of the substrate. The optically switchable device has a perimeter with at least one corner including a first side, a second side, and a first vertex joining the first side and the second side. A first bus bar and a second bus bar are affixed to the optically switchable device and configured to deliver current and/or voltage for driving switching of the device. The first bus bar is proximate to the corner and includes a first arm and a second arm having a configuration that substantially follows the shape of the first side, the first vertex, and the second side of the corner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon Jack, Anshu Pradhan, Kaustubh Nadkarni
  • Patent number: 10401702
    Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure concern controllers and control methods for applying a drive voltage to bus bars of optically switchable devices such as electrochromic devices. Such devices are often provided on windows such as architectural glass. In certain embodiments, the applied drive voltage is controlled in a manner that efficiently drives an optical transition over the entire surface of the electrochromic device. The drive voltage is controlled to account for differences in effective voltage experienced in regions between the bus bars and regions proximate the bus bars. Regions near the bus bars experience the highest effective voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon Jack, Sridhar K. Kailasam, Stephen C. Brown, Anshu A. Pradhan
  • Publication number: 20190196292
    Abstract: This disclosure provides connectors for smart windows. A smart window may incorporate an optically switchable pane. In one aspect, a window unit includes an insulated glass unit including an optically switchable pane. A wire assembly may be attached to the edge of the insulated glass unit and may include wires in electrical communication with electrodes of the optically switchable pane. A floating connector may be attached to a distal end of the wire assembly. The floating connector may include a flange and a nose, with two holes in the flange for affixing the floating connector to a first frame. The nose may include a terminal face that present two exposed contacts of opposite polarity. Pre-wired spacers improve fabrication efficiency and seal integrity of insulated glass units. Electrical connection systems include those embedded in the secondary seal of the insulated glass unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen C. Brown, Dhairya Shrivastava, David Walter Groechel, Anshu A. Pradhan, Gordon Jack, Disha Mehtani, Robert T. Rozbicki
  • Publication number: 20190187317
    Abstract: An offshore reservoir monitoring system (100) comprises a vertical array (110) with multiple seismic receivers (120) less than 10 m apart. During operation, the vertical array is deployed in a shallow borehole (111) in a seabed (10) away from noise at a seafloor (11). The dense spacing of receivers (120) ensures an adequate number of sensors (120) in the shallow borehole (111) and a spatial sampling rate appropriate for suppressing coherent noise in the shallow layers under the seafloor (11). Vertical arrays (110) can be added to the system (100) at any time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Giles Francis Tanfield WATTS, Ian Gordon JACK, Mark VOLANTHEN
  • Publication number: 20190025662
    Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure concern controllers and control methods for applying a drive voltage to bus bars of optically switchable devices such as electrochromic devices. Such devices are often provided on windows such as architectural glass. In certain embodiments, the applied drive voltage is controlled in a manner that efficiently drives an optical transition over the entire surface of the electrochromic device. The drive voltage is controlled to account for differences in effective voltage experienced in regions between the bus bars and regions proximate the bus bars. Regions near the bus bars experience the highest effective voltage. In some cases, feedback may be used to monitor an optical transition. In these or other cases, a group of optically switchable devices may transition together over a particular duration to achieve approximately uniform tint states over time during the transition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Gordon Jack, Sridhar K. Kailasam, Stephen C. Brown, Anshu A. Pradhan