Patents by Inventor Hank G. Prosack

Hank G. Prosack 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: 5963881
    Abstract: In a system (12) wherein articles are manufactured by a plurality of process steps (20, 22, & 24), a method for identifying causes of variations in performance of the manufactured articles is provided. The method includes tracking orientation data (48) for the articles during each of the process steps (20, 22, & 24) and then measuring (50) performance data for each of the articles. The method also includes preparing surface performance characteristic maps (54) for each of the articles from the performance data and ordering the surface performance characteristic maps (56) for each of the articles in accordance with the orientation data for each article at a given process step (20, 22, & 24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Randolph W. Kahn, Hank G. Prosack, Kenneth G. Vickers