Patents by Inventor Howard S. Bergh

Howard S. Bergh 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: 9823536
    Abstract: A multi-layer device comprising a first substrate and a first electrically conductive layer on a surface thereof, the first electrically conductive layer having a sheet resistance to the flow of electrical current through the first electrically conductive layer that varies as a function of position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Pure Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: Howard S. Bergh, John David Bass, Jonathan Ziebarth, Nicolas Timmerman, Zachariah Hogan, Karin Yaccato, Howard W. Turner
  • Publication number: 20170235204
    Abstract: A multi-layer device comprising a first substrate, a first electrically conductive layer on a surface thereof, and a first current modulating layer, the first electrically conductive layer having a sheet resistance to the flow of electrical current through the first electrically conductive layer that varies as a function of position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Howard S. Bergh, Jonathan Ziebarth, Nicolas Timmerman
  • Publication number: 20170192335
    Abstract: A method for controlling an electrochromic device is provided. The method includes applying a constant supply current to the electrochromic device and determining an amount of charge transferred to the electrochromic device, as a function of time and current supplied to the electrochromic device. The method includes ceasing the applying the constant supply current, responsive to a sense voltage reaching a sense voltage limit and applying one of a variable voltage or a variable current to the electrochromic device to maintain the sense voltage at the sense voltage limit, responsive to the sense voltage reaching the sense voltage limit. The method includes terminating the applying the variable voltage or the variable current to the electrochromic device, responsive to the determined amount of charge reaching a target amount of charge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Jonathan Ziebarth, Howard S. Bergh
  • Publication number: 20170192333
    Abstract: A multi-layer device comprising a first substrate and a first electrically conductive layer on a surface thereof, the first electrically conductive layer having a sheet resistance to the flow of electrical current through the first electrically conductive layer that varies as a function of position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Howard S. Bergh, Jonathan Ziebarth, Nicolas Timmerman
  • Publication number: 20170184938
    Abstract: A multi-layer device comprising a first substrate, a first electrically conductive layer and a first current modulating structure on a surface thereof, the first current modulating structure comprising a composite of a resistive material and a patterned insulating material, the first current modulating structure having a cross-layer resistance to the flow of electrical current through the first current modulating structure that varies as a function of position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Howard S. Bergh, Jonathan Ziebarth, Nicolas Timmerman
  • Patent number: 9658508
    Abstract: An electrochromic device is provided. The device includes a substrate and an electrochromic stack on the substrate. The stack includes a first set of bus bars, a first transparent conductive layer, at least one electrochromic layer, a second transparent conductive layer, and a second set of bus bars, wherein at least one of the first transparent conductive layer or the second transparent conductive layer includes resistivity that varies by horizontal location according to a resistivity profile. In some embodiments the resistivity profile has a vertical component that may or may not be in addition to the horizontal component. Various embodiments of these materials can be tuned as to profiles of vertical resistance and horizontal sheet resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Kinestral Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John David Bass, Howard S. Bergh, Nicolas Timmerman, Jonathan Ziebarth
  • Patent number: 9606410
    Abstract: A multi-layer device comprising a first substrate, a first electrically conductive layer and a first current modulating structure on a surface thereof, the first current modulating structure comprising a composite of a resistive material and a patterned insulating material, the first current modulating structure having a cross-layer resistance to the flow of electrical current through the first current modulating structure that varies as a function of position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Kinestral Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Howard S. Bergh, Jonathan Ziebarth, Nicolas Timmerman
  • Patent number: 9606411
    Abstract: A multi-layer device comprising a first substrate and a first electrically conductive layer on a surface thereof, the first electrically conductive layer having a sheet resistance to the flow of electrical current through the first electrically conductive layer that varies as a function of position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Kinestral Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Howard S. Bergh, Jonathan Ziebarth, Nicolas Timmerman
  • Patent number: 9563097
    Abstract: A method for controlling an electrochromic device is provided. The method includes applying a constant supply current to the electrochromic device and determining an amount of charge transferred to the electrochromic device, as a function of time and current supplied to the electrochromic device. The method includes ceasing the applying the constant supply current, responsive to a sense voltage reaching a sense voltage limit and applying one of a variable voltage or a variable current to the electrochromic device to maintain the sense voltage at the sense voltage limit, responsive to the sense voltage reaching the sense voltage limit. The method includes terminating the applying the variable voltage or the variable current to the electrochromic device, responsive to the determined amount of charge reaching a target amount of charge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Kinestral Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Ziebarth, Howard S. Bergh
  • Publication number: 20170002601
    Abstract: Methods for cutting strengthened glass are disclosed. The methods can include using a laser. The strengthened glass can include chemically strengthened, heat strengthened, and heat tempered glass. Strengthened glass with edges showing indicia of a laser cutting process are also disclosed. The strengthened glass can include an electrochromic film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Howard S. Bergh, Nicolas Timmerman
  • Patent number: 9507233
    Abstract: A multi-layer device comprising a first substrate, a first electrically conductive layer on a surface thereof, and a first current modulating layer, the first electrically conductive layer having a sheet resistance to the flow of electrical current through the first electrically conductive layer that varies as a function of position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Kinestral Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Howard S. Bergh, Jonathan Ziebarth, Nicolas Timmerman
  • Patent number: 9481598
    Abstract: Methods for cutting strengthened glass are disclosed. The methods can include using a laser. The strengthened glass can include chemically strengthened, heat strengthened, and heat tempered glass. Strengthened glass with edges showing indicia of a laser cutting process are also disclosed. The strengthened glass can include an electrochromic film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Kinestral Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Howard S Bergh, Nicolas Timmerman
  • Publication number: 20160202590
    Abstract: A method for controlling an electrochromic device is provided. The method includes applying a constant supply current to the electrochromic device and determining an amount of charge transferred to the electrochromic device, as a function of time and current supplied to the electrochromic device. The method includes ceasing the applying the constant supply current, responsive to a sense voltage reaching a sense voltage limit and applying one of a variable voltage or a variable current to the electrochromic device to maintain the sense voltage at the sense voltage limit, responsive to the sense voltage reaching the sense voltage limit. The method includes terminating the applying the variable voltage or the variable current to the electrochromic device, responsive to the determined amount of charge reaching a target amount of charge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Jonathan Ziebarth, Howard S. Bergh
  • Publication number: 20160170278
    Abstract: A multi-layer device comprising a first substrate and a first electrically conductive layer on a surface thereof, the first electrically conductive layer having a sheet resistance to the flow of electrical current through the first electrically conductive layer that varies as a function of position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Howard S. BERGH, Jonathan ZIEBARTH, Nicolas TIMMERMAN
  • Publication number: 20160170279
    Abstract: A multi-layer device comprising a first substrate, a first electrically conductive layer and a first current modulating structure on a surface thereof, the first current modulating structure comprising a composite of a resistive material and a patterned insulating material, the first current modulating structure having a cross-layer resistance to the flow of electrical current through the first current modulating structure that varies as a function of position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Howard S. BERGH, Jonathan ZIEBARTH, Nicolas TIMMERMAN
  • Publication number: 20160011481
    Abstract: A multi-layer device comprising a first substrate and a first electrically conductive layer on a surface thereof, the first electrically conductive layer having a sheet resistance to the flow of electrical current through the first electrically conductive layer that varies as a function of position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Howard S. BERGH, John David BASS, Jonathan ZIEBARTH, Nicolas TIMMERMAN, Zachariah HOGAN, Karin YACCATO, Howard W. TURNER
  • Patent number: 9091895
    Abstract: A multi-layer device comprising a first substrate and a first electrically conductive layer on a surface thereof, the first electrically conductive layer having a sheet resistance to the flow of electrical current through the first electrically conductive layer that varies as a function of position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Kinestral Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Howard S. Bergh, Jonathan Ziebarth, Nicolas Timmerman
  • Patent number: 9091868
    Abstract: A multi-layer device comprising a first substrate, a first electrically conductive layer and a first current modulating structure on a surface thereof, the first current modulating structure comprising a composite of a resistive material and a patterned insulating material, the first current modulating structure having a cross-layer resistance to the flow of electrical current through the first current modulating structure that varies as a function of position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Kinestral Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Howard S. Bergh, Jonathan Ziebarth, Nicolas Timmerman
  • Patent number: 9036242
    Abstract: A multi-layer device comprising a first substrate and a first electrically conductive layer on a surface thereof, the first electrically conductive layer having a sheet resistance to the flow of electrical current through the first electrically conductive layer that varies as a function of position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: KINESTRAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Howard S. Bergh, John Bass, Jonathan Ziebarth, Nicolas Timmerman, Zachariah Hogan, Karin Yaccato, Howard Turner
  • Publication number: 20140340730
    Abstract: Methods for cutting strengthened glass are disclosed. The methods can include using a laser. The strengthened glass can include chemically strengthened, heat strengthened, and heat tempered glass. Strengthened glass with edges showing indicia of a laser cutting process are also disclosed. The strengthened glass can include an electrochromic film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Howard S. BERGH, Nicolas TIMMERMAN