Patents by Inventor Jason Stephens

Jason Stephens 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: 11535254
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a powertrain having an electric machine and a controller. The controller is programmed to, responsive to an accelerator pedal position exceeding a first threshold for a predetermined time period or a lateral acceleration of the vehicle being greater than a second threshold, transition the powertrain from a nominal driving mode to a performance driving mode. The controller is also programmed to, responsive to an increase in a steering wheel angle while in the nominal mode, maintain a power output of the electric machine at a driver demanded power defined by the accelerator pedal position. The controller is further programmed to, responsive to an increase in a steering wheel angle while in the performance driving mode, reduce a power output of the electric machine to less than the driver demanded power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Allen Magolan, Zachary John Sinisi, Francis Thomas Connolly, Paul Stephen Bryan, Minku Lee, Jason Wroblewski
  • Patent number: 11526240
    Abstract: An input device such as a stylus for providing input to a touch-sensitive surface with reduced sensitivity to leakage current variations over temperature is disclosed. A passive stylus may include one or more diodes in parallel with one or more bleed resistors. The non-linear load of the diode and resistor network can be operative to provide a stylus electric field in response to a stimulation signal from an electronic device that can be capacitively coupled to, and sensed by, the electronic device. The signal sensed by the electronic device can be a function of the total leakage current, which can vary greatly as a function of temperature and frequency. In order to improve performance, the diode and resistor network, including the bleed resistor(s) and diodes within that network, can be selected and/or designed to provide a reduced variation in the leakage current and more accurate stylus detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Jacob Benjamin Bechstein, Ullas Chandra Sekhar Pazhayaveetil, Jason Chueh-Ren Hu, Robert Ubo Liu, Rexford J. Garland, John Stephen Smith, Blake R. Marshall
  • Patent number: 11521517
    Abstract: A modular electro-mechanical agent having a plurality of modules including mechanical and electrical components, that can be constructed to complete at least one pre-determined task and/or contribute in performing the at least one pre-determined task. The electro-mechanical agent can include extension modules and can be altered as per user preference to add, eliminate or modify any features of the agent for completing and/or participating in a plurality of pre-determined tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Daniel Scott Karol, Jason Michael Overson, William Daniel Hunt, Jacob William Scarpaci, Andrew Stephen Coll, Gregory Needel, Yuuki Gil Crowley, Christopher C. Langenfeld, Michael J. Slate, Prashant Bhat, Grant A. Peret
  • Publication number: 20220370202
    Abstract: A method for 3D printing a prosthetic socket from a digital model, including printing a solid wall perimeter of the prosthetic socket with a width achieved in a single pass of a printing nozzle, and forming a plurality of stiffener elements proximate a bottom end of the prosthetic socket, as a function of the printing the solid wall perimeter, is provided. Also provided is a 3D printed prosthetic socket including an upper portion, a lower portion configured to be attached to a prosthetic pylon, and a plurality of stiffener elements radially extending from the lower portion, wherein the upper portion, the lower portion, and the plurality of stiffener elements are printed as a solid wall construction comprised of a printing material deposited using only a single pass of a printing nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Eric Stephen Duma, Jason Curtis Schoen, Karin Cecilia Backlin Schaffer
  • Publication number: 20220337070
    Abstract: A method includes interpreting a contactor open event and a contactor load value for a contactor positioned on a motive power circuit for a mobile application, determining that a contactor opening event under load has occurred in response to the contactor open event and the contactor load value, and updating a contactor wear condition in response to the contactor opening event under load, wherein updating the contactor wear condition comprises accumulating a number of the contactor opening events under load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Justin Keith Griffiths, Nilesh Surase, Ritika Shetty, Shalini Tripathy, Somdut Dey, Madhavi Gupta, Mayura Madane, Sadiya Qureshi, Toseed Khan, Amit Chavan, Kumar Prasad Telikepalli, Atul Solvande, Hao Wang, Jiong Chen, Yueyue Deng, Jason Carroll, Srinivasan Arjun Tekalur, Jacob William Green, Ashok Chakravarthi Kandru, Cheng Luo, Tianyang Jiang, Cheng Wan, Ye Zhu, John Trublowski, Robert Stephen Douglass, Rajen Modi, Nilay Mehta, Laura Natali Valencia Fritsch, Han Li, Dongxin JIn, Lewei Qian, Jun Li, Hongrae Kim, Daniel R. Ouwenga, Patrick Herranz, Miroslav Horejs, Rohit Baranwal, Zhe Zhang, Martin Wayne Mensch, Brandon William Fisher, Austin Robert Zurface, Jeff Howard Urian, James David, Bharath Kumar Suda, Asheesh Kumar Soni, Rene Guy Gallet, Michael Scott Sullivan, Karsten Gerving, Guido Völlmar, Gerd Schmitz, Christoph Bausch, Ute Molitor, Lutz Friedrichsen, Kai Schroeder, Julia Otte, Madeline Philipsohn, Norbert Roesner, Volker Lang, Johannes Meissner, Paolo D'Amico, Jalpa Shah, Meng Wang, Damrongrit Piyabongkarn, Niles Stephen Ramseyer, Dennis Dukaric, Matt Haylock, Anvaya R. Hingangave, Devendra Patil
  • Publication number: 20220325498
    Abstract: A track-type loader machine includes a main frame, laterally spaced track roller frames, an equalizer bar pivotally mounted to the main frame and attached to the roller frames, a work implement movably connected to the main frame by a plurality of linkages, and at least one cross-slope actuator which connects one of the roller frames to the main frame. The at least one cross-slope actuator is configured to tilt the work implement and the plurality of linkages in conjunction with the main frame relative to a pivoting axis of the equalizer bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Jason Stephen KNOWLES
  • Patent number: 11417644
    Abstract: Examples of integrated semiconductor devices are described. In one example, an integrated device includes first and second transistors formed on a substrate, where the transistors share a terminal metal feature to reduce a size of the integrated device. The terminal metal feature can include a shared source electrode metalization, for example, although other electrode metalizations can be shared. In other aspects, a first width of a gate of the first transistor can be greater than a second width of a gate of the second transistor, and the shared metalization can taper from the first width to the second width. The integrated device can also include a metal ground plane on a backside of the substrate, and the terminal metal feature can also include an in-source via for the shared source electrode metalization. The in-source via can electrically couple the shared source electrode metalization to the metal ground plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: MACOM TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Shamit Som, John Stephen Atherton, Wayne Mack Struble, Jason Matthew Barrett, Nishant R Yamujala
  • Publication number: 20220237374
    Abstract: A system and method for identifying relevant content from other documents and presenting candidate documents/content in a document authoring application is described. A computer-implemented method includes performing an analysis of text of a document being authored by a user with a document authoring application, searching a document library for content elements and documents based on the analysis of the text, identifying candidate documents and candidate content based on the searching, presenting a list of candidate documents or candidate content with the document authoring application, receiving a selection of a candidate document or candidate content from the list in the document authoring application, and including an instance of the selected candidate document or candidate content in the document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Benjamin Gustav WILDE, Ransom Lloyd RICHARDSON, Richard Malcolm BANKS, Manoj SHARMA, Zeyu WU, Matthew Stephen HOWARD, Sudarshan SUNDAR, Lyndsy Marie STOPA, Yi ZHENG, Jacob Lee SANCHEZ, Aleksandr POLYAKOV, Jason Peter CAMPOLI, Gregory Alan HOWARD, Paul Anthony SCUDIERI
  • Patent number: 11396433
    Abstract: A bulk bag conditioner assembly is disclosed herein. The assembly includes a frame assembly defining a bulk bag conditioning area. The frame assembly includes a first carrier frame with a first ram, and a second carrier frame with a second ram. A first actuator assembly includes a first end fixed to the first carrier frame and a second end fixed to the second carrier frame. A second actuator assembly includes a first end fixed to the first carrier frame and a second end fixed to the second carrier frame. A control unit is configured to simultaneously drive the first ram and the second ram linearly towards each other to engage a bulk bag within the bulk bag conditioning area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: FLEXICON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason Steven Euculano, Daniel Joel Barry, John Stephen Szazdi, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20220148904
    Abstract: A method for joining quartz pieces using metallic aluminum as the joining element. The aluminum may be placed between two quartz pieces and the assembly may be heated in the range of 500 C to 650 C. The joining atmosphere may be non-oxygenated. A method for the joining of quartz pieces which may include barrier layers on the quartz pieces. The barrier layers may be impervious to aluminum diffusion and may be of a metal oxide or metal nitride. The quartz pieces with the barrier layers may then be joined at temperatures higher than 650 C and less than 1200 C. A device such as an RF antenna or electrode in support of semiconductor processing using joined quartz pieces wherein the aluminum joining layer which has joined the pieces and also functions as antenna electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: WATLOW ELECTRIC MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: Brent ELLIOT, Guleid HUSSEN, Jason STEPHENS, Michael PARKER
  • Patent number: 11222804
    Abstract: An electrostatic chuck with a top surface adapted for Johnsen-Rahbek clamping in the temperature range of 500 C to 750 C. The top surface may be sapphire. The top surface is attached to the lower portion of the electrostatic chuck using a braze layer able to withstand corrosive processing chemistries. A method of manufacturing an electrostatic chuck with a top surface adapted for Johnsen-Rahbek clamping in the temperature range of 500 C to 750 C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: WATLOW ELECTRIC MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: Brent Donald Alfred Elliot, Frank Balma, Michael Parker, Jason Stephens, Guleid Hussen
  • Patent number: 11183412
    Abstract: A method for joining quartz pieces using metallic aluminum as the joining element. The aluminum may be placed between two quartz pieces and the assembly may be heated in the range of 500 C to 650 C. The joining atmosphere may be non-oxygenated. A method for the joining of quartz pieces which may include barrier layers on the quartz pieces. The barrier layers may be impervious to aluminum diffusion and may be of a metal oxide or metal nitride. The quartz pieces with the barrier layers may then be joined at temperatures higher than 650 C and less than 1200 C. A device such as an RF antenna or electrode in support of semiconductor processing using joined quartz pieces wherein the aluminum joining layer which has joined the pieces and also functions as antenna electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: WATLOW ELECTRIC MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: Brent Elliot, Guleid Hussen, Jason Stephens, Michael Parker
  • Publication number: 20210358012
    Abstract: Techniques described herein include systems and methods for utilizing a shopping list generated by a user in one or more shopping list features. A list of items including keywords not associated with specific items may be received. A user interface may be updated to present the list of items, with a first area of the user interface corresponding to uncompleted tasks associated with a keyword of the list, and a second area corresponding to completed tasks associated with a keyword of the list. One or more sensors may receive information about an item. Input about an interaction with the user interface and a keyword of the list may be received. The user interface may be updated to move the keyword of the list from the first area to the second area. A mapping of the keyword to the item may be updated by a computer system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Guang Liu, Matthew Charles Johnson, Timothy R. Heithaus, Ruimin Zhang, Jason Stephen Merron, Neven Tomislav Boric Bargetto, Andrew Michael Nienhaus
  • Publication number: 20210292246
    Abstract: An electrical termination unit or feedthrough which may be used for routing electrical conductors through a chamber wall, or otherwise across a barrier between isolated atmospheric conditions. The electrical termination unit may have aluminum as the interface material to the chamber interface and may utilize a ceramic insulator. The electrical termination unit may have the aluminum used as the interface brazed directly to a ceramic surface of the insulator. The aluminum that forms the chamber interface may be formed within a hollow ceramic tube in the same process step that brazes the aluminum to the ceramic tube with a hermetic joint. Machining subsequent to the brazing of the aluminum to the ceramic insulator may allow for achievement of the final form desired. A method for manufacturing such an electrical termination unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Brent ELLIOT, Dennis George REX, Guleid HUSSEN, Michael PARKER, Jason STEPHENS
  • Patent number: 11028021
    Abstract: An electrical termination unit or feedthrough which may be used for routing electrical conductors through a chamber wall, or otherwise across a barrier between isolated atmospheric conditions. The electrical termination unit may have aluminum as the interface material to the chamber interface and may utilize a ceramic insulator. The electrical termination unit may have the aluminum used as the interface brazed directly to a ceramic surface of the insulator. The aluminum that forms the chamber interface may be formed within a hollow ceramic tube in the same process step that brazes the aluminum to the ceramic tube with a hermetic joint. Machining subsequent to the brazing of the aluminum to the ceramic insulator may allow for achievement of the final form desired. A method for manufacturing such an electrical termination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Brent Elliot, Dennis George Rex, Guleid Hussen, Michael Parker, Jason Stephens
  • Publication number: 20210011914
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a method for managing subscriptions. The method includes initiating execution of a first subscription, in response to the initiating, obtaining a first subscription barrier associated with a first subscription, making, using the first subscription barrier, a first determination to block execution of a first query request associated with the first subscription, and in response to the first determination, ceasing execution of the first subscription.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: George Duncan Pearson, Jason Stephen Reich, Thomas Francis Shackell
  • Publication number: 20200357676
    Abstract: An electrostatic chuck with a top surface adapted for Johnsen-Rahbek clamping in the temperature range of 500 C to 750 C. The top surface may be sapphire. The top surface is attached to the lower portion of the electrostatic chuck using a braze layer able to withstand corrosive processing chemistries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Brent Donald Alfred Elliot, Frank Balma, Michael Parker, Jason Stephens, Guleid Hussen
  • Patent number: 10593584
    Abstract: An electrostatic chuck with a top surface adapted for Johnsen-Rahbek clamping in the temperature range of 500 C. to 750 C. The top surface may be sapphire. The top surface is attached to the lower portion of the electrostatic chuck using a braze layer able to withstand corrosive processing chemistries. A method of manufacturing an electrostatic chuck with a top surface adapted for Johnsen-Rahbek clamping in the temperature range of 500 C. to 750 C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Component Re-Engineering Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Donald Alfred Elliot, Frank Balma, Michael Parker, Jason Stephens, Guleid Hussen
  • Patent number: 10541544
    Abstract: Techniques and systems are described that enable multiple current source prioritization with overvoltage protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: MIASOLÉ HI-TECH CORP.
    Inventors: Hyung Paek, Jia-Jay Bill Liu, Thomas Aquinas Heckel, Nicholai Busch, Uriel Rosas Rivera, James Teixeira, Nicolas Guerrero, Jason Stephen Corneille, Richard Weinberg
  • Patent number: D889994
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Love Dirty Inc.
    Inventor: Jason Stephen Daniels