Patents by Inventor Imran Khan

Imran Khan 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: 20160323839
    Abstract: A linear wireless sensor network includes network nodes having monotonically varying network node identifiers along each branch of the network. The network identifiers enable the nodes to forward network packets without use of routing tables. Low duty cycle wireless communication protocols enable network packets to be routed to all nodes of very large networks while consuming very little electrical power. Broadcast, rather than unicast, transmissions between nodes take advantage of favorable signal propagation conditions to forward messages using largest possible hops, skipping over nodes when possible, as well as automatically adapting to time- or spatially-varying conditions. A group of network packets is broadcast and forwarded by a most distant receiving node that received all packets of the group. A receiving node's clock is automatically adjusted, based on which packet(s) of a group of packets was received. A sending node synchronizes near-by receiving nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Almir D. Davis, Roger J. Wilmarth, Philip S. Babcock, IV, Imran Khan
  • Patent number: 9433494
    Abstract: A bearing component 2 for a joint replacement prosthesis comprises a first bearing element 4; a second bearing element 6, and a linking element 8, operatively connecting the first and second bearing elements 4, 6 and permitting relative motion there between. The flexible linking element 8 prevents dislocation of mobile bearings in a total knee replacement prosthesis. The invention also relates to a bridging element which retains the linking element 8 with some play, which acts as a ligament support 2051, and which causes a deflection of the line of action of a ligament 1018. A joint replacement prosthesis is also disclosed comprising a biasing element 1140 or a tensioning element 1220 operatively coupled to the artificial ligament 1018. The biasing element 1140 or tensioning element 1220 may be housed in the stem of a tibia tray 1006.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Biomet UK Limited
    Inventors: David Wolfson, Russell Lloyd, John Joseph O'Connor, Mohammed Imran Khan, David Wycliffe Murray, Christopher Alexander Dodd, John William Goodfellow
  • Patent number: 9381079
    Abstract: A bearing component 2 for a joint replacement prosthesis comprises a first bearing element 4; a second bearing element 6, and a linking element 8, operatively connecting the first and second bearing elements 4, 6 and permitting relative motion there between. The flexible linking element 8 prevents dislocation of mobile bearings in a total knee replacement prosthesis. The invention also relates to a bridging element which retains the linking element 8 with some play, which acts as a ligament support 2051, and which causes a deflection of the line of action of a ligament 1018. A joint replacement prosthesis is also disclosed comprising a biasing element 1140 or a tensioning element 1220 operatively coupled to the artificial ligament 1018. The biasing element 1140 or tensioning element 1220 may be housed in the stem of a tibial tray 1006.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Biomet UK Limited
    Inventors: David Wolfson, Russell Llloyd, John Joseph O'Connor, Mohammed Imran Khan, David Wycliffe Murray, Christopher Alexander Dodd, John William Goodfellow
  • Patent number: 9337378
    Abstract: A system and method for applying an electrical bias to a photovoltaic device in a temperature control chamber, in which the temperature of the photovoltaic device is controlled according to a temperature profile. The temperature profile may include at least one hot phase and at least one cool phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: First Solar, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Edmonson, Yacov Elgar, Dhruv Gajaria, Weston Gerwin, Scott Jacoby, Imran Khan, Anthony Maher, Stephen P. Murphy, Gregory A. Ritz
  • Publication number: 20160126397
    Abstract: A photovoltaic device includes a substrate, a transparent conductive oxide, an n-type window layer, a p-type absorber layer and an electron reflector layer. The electron reflector layer may include zinc telluride doped with copper telluride, zinc telluride alloyed with copper telluride, or a bilayer of multiple layers containing zinc, copper, cadmium and tellurium in various compositions. A process for manufacturing a photovoltaic device includes forming a layer over a substrate by at least one of sputtering, evaporation deposition, CVD, chemical bath deposition process, and vapor transport deposition process. The process includes forming an electron reflector layer over a p-type absorber layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Applicant: First Solar, Inc.
    Inventors: San Yu, Veluchamy Palaniappagounder, Pratima Addepalli, Imran Khan
  • Publication number: 20160053279
    Abstract: The present invention relates to cell specific therapeutic modality by using a region of the PLAP Promoter. The invention further relates to specific expression of therapeutically PLAP useful sequences for specific transcriptional activation of this gene. The invention also relates to the PLAP region which may be used alone or in combination with other regions like enhancer sequences that augment cell or tumour specific gene expression.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2014
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Subrata SINHA, Imran KHAN, Mohammad Khalid ZAKARIA, Kunzang CHOSDOL, Parthaprasad CHATTOPADHYAY
  • Patent number: 9269849
    Abstract: A photovoltaic device includes a substrate, a transparent conductive oxide, an n-type window layer, a p-type absorber layer and an electron reflector layer. The electron reflector layer may include zinc telluride doped with copper telluride, zinc telluride alloyed with copper telluride, or a bilayer of multiple layers containing zinc, copper, cadmium and tellurium in various compositions. A process for manufacturing a photovoltaic device includes forming a layer over a substrate by at least one of sputtering, evaporation deposition, CVD, chemical bath deposition process, and vapor transport deposition process. The process includes forming an electron reflector layer over a p-type absorber layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: First Solar, Inc.
    Inventors: San Yu, Veluchamy Palaniappagounder, Pratima Addepalli, Imran Khan
  • Publication number: 20160015700
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods for the treatment of Hodgkin's lymphoma comprising administering to a patient in need thereof, a therapeutically effective amount of 4-cyano-N-(2-(4,4-dimethylcyclohex-1-en-1-yl)-6 -(2,2,6,6-tetramethyltetrahydro-2H-pyran-4-yl)pyridin-3-yl)-1H-imidazole-2-carboxamide as mono-therapy or as combination or co-therapy with one or more chemotherapeutic agent or chemotherapy regimens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: Carla DE BOER, Yusri A. ELSAYED, Imran KHAN, Carl L. MANTHEY, Linda SNYDER
  • Patent number: 9202964
    Abstract: A system and method for applying an electrical bias to a photovoltaic device in a temperature control chamber, in which the temperature of the photovoltaic device is controlled according to a temperature profile. The temperature profile may include at least one hot phase and at least one cool phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: FIRST SOLAR, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Edmonson, Yacov Elgar, Dhruv Gajaria, Weston Gerwin, Scott Jacoby, Imran Khan, Anthony Maher, Stephen P. Murphy, Gregory A. Ritz
  • Publication number: 20150196387
    Abstract: A bearing component 2 for a joint replacement prosthesis comprises a first bearing element 4; a second bearing element 6, and a linking element 8, operatively connecting the first and second bearing elements 4, 6 and permitting relative motion there between. The flexible linking element 8 prevents dislocation of mobile bearings in a total knee replacement prosthesis. The invention also relates to a bridging element which retains the linking element 8 with some play, which acts as a ligament support 2051, and which causes a deflection of the line of action of a ligament 1018. A joint replacement prosthesis is also disclosed comprising a biasing element 1140 or a tensioning element 1220 operatively coupled to the artificial ligament 1018. The biasing element 1140 or tensioning element 1220 may be housed in the stem of a tibia tray 1006.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Inventors: David WOLFSON, Russell Lloyd, John Joseph O'Connor, Mohammed Imran Khan, David Wycliffe Murray, Christopher Alexander Dodd, John William Goodfellow
  • Publication number: 20150196386
    Abstract: A bearing component 2 for a joint replacement prosthesis comprises a first bearing element 4; a second bearing element 6, and a linking element 8, operatively connecting the first and second bearing elements 4, 6 and permitting relative motion there between. The flexible linking element 8 prevents dislocation of mobile bearings in a total knee replacement prosthesis. The invention also relates to a bridging element which retains the linking element 8 with some play, which acts as a ligament support 2051, and which causes a deflection of the line of action of a ligament 1018. A joint replacement prosthesis is also disclosed comprising a biasing element 1140 or a tensioning element 1220 operatively coupled to the artificial ligament 1018. The biasing element 1140 or tensioning element 1220 may be housed in the stem of a tibia tray 1006.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Inventors: David WOLFSON, Russell LLOYD, John Joseph O'CONNOR, Mohammed Imran KHAN, David Wycliffe MURRAY, Christopher Alexander DODD, John William GOODFELLOW
  • Publication number: 20150194564
    Abstract: A system and method for applying an electrical bias to a photovoltaic device in a temperature control chamber, in which the temperature of the photovoltaic device is controlled according to a temperature profile. The temperature profile may include at least one hot phase and at least one cool phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventors: Scott Edmonson, Yacov Elgar, Dhruv Gajaria, Weston Gerwin, Scott Jacoby, Imran Khan, Anthony Maher, Stephen P. Murphy, Gregory A. Ritz
  • Patent number: 9063842
    Abstract: A system and method for enforcing quotas in a data storage system. In one embodiment, a method includes the operations of receiving a first request that defines a storage quota for a pool of virtual tapes that is allocated to a user entity; defining the storage quota for the pool of virtual tapes according to the request, wherein the defined storage quota limits a quantity of data that the user entity can store in physical storage of the storage system; receiving a second request from the user entity to write data to the virtual tape of the pool of virtual tapes; and returning a first status that indicates the data to be written from the second request cannot be written and failing the second request where a quantity of the data from the user entity's second request exceeds the defined storage quota.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Robert L. Fair, Imran Khan, Pranay Singh
  • Patent number: 9054632
    Abstract: Characteristics of partially assembled photovoltaic modules can be determined using electrical connection apparatuses and methods. By providing deformable electrical contacts against a partially assembled module on an assembly line, an electrical bias can be applied to the module before the module is completely assembled. An electrical connection apparatus for a photovoltaic module may include a first contact configured to engage a first lead on the photovoltaic module, a second contact configured to engage a second lead on the photovoltaic module, and an electrical power source configured to apply an electrical bias between the first contact and the second contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: First Solar, Inc.
    Inventors: James Hinkle, Imran Khan, Modesto Sanchez, Thomas Truman
  • Publication number: 20150122789
    Abstract: A apparatus and method for manufacturing a photovoltaic module includes components for heating the module and applying an electrical bias to the module to improve photovoltaic module performance and manufacture multiple photovoltaic modules with similar performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Markus Gloeckler, Imran Khan, Jigish Trivedi, Thomas Truman
  • Patent number: 9009742
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a virtual tape library (VTL) receives a plurality of small computer system interface (SCSI) data objects, and translates the SCSI data objects into a first set of one or more remote procedure call (RPC) data objects having a first size, wherein the first size of the first RPC data set is based on a current limit maintained by the VTL. The VTL writes the first RPC data set and a first RPC commit request to a file system. The VTL receives a first RPC status corresponding to the first RPC commit from the file system, and determines a first latency time between writing the first RPC commit and receiving the first RPC status. The VTL updates the current limit based on the first latency time in order to optimize a second latency time between a second RPC commit request and a corresponding second RPC status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Robert L. Fair, Imran Khan
  • Patent number: 8998993
    Abstract: A bearing component 2 for a joint replacement prosthesis comprises a first bearing element 4; a second bearing element 6, and a linking element 8, operatively connecting the first and second bearing elements 4, 6 and permitting relative motion there between. The flexible linking element 8 prevents dislocation of mobile bearings in a total knee replacement prosthesis. The invention also relates to a bridging element which retains the linking element 8 with some play, which acts as a ligament support 2051, and which causes a deflection of the line of action of a ligament 1018. A joint replacement prosthesis is also disclosed comprising a biasing element 1140 or a tensioning element 1220 operatively coupled to the artificial ligament 1018. The biasing element 1140 or tensioning element 1220 may be housed in the stem of a tibial tray 1006.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Biomet UK Limited
    Inventors: David Wolfson, Russell Llloyd, John Joseph O'Connor, Mohammed Imran Khan, David Wycliffe Murray, Christopher Alexander Dodd, John William Goodfellow
  • Patent number: 8940556
    Abstract: A apparatus and method for manufacturing a photovoltaic module includes components for heating the module and applying an electrical bias to the module to improve photovoltaic module performance and manufacture multiple photovoltaic modules with similar performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: First Solar, Inc
    Inventors: Imran Khan, Markus Gloeckler, Jigish Trivedi, Thomas Truman
  • Patent number: 8933510
    Abstract: An integrated circuit containing a MOS transistor and a DEMOS transistor of a same polarity may be formed by implanting dopants of a same conductivity type as source/drain regions of the MOS transistor and the DEMOS transistor through a gate of the MOS transistor and through a gate of the DEMOS transistor. The implanted dopants are blocked from a drain-side edge of the DEMOS transistor gate. The implanted dopants form a drain enhancement region under the DEMOS transistor gate in a drift region of an extended drain of the DEMOS transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Pinghai Hao, Amitava Chatterjee, Imran Khan
  • Patent number: 8912014
    Abstract: A method includes varying spacing between at least one of a source region or a drain region and a well contact region to create a group of configurations. The method further includes determining an effect of latchup on each configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Spansion LLC
    Inventors: Chuan Lin, Dong-Hyuk Ju, Imran Khan, Jun Kang, Shibly S. Ahmed