Patents by Inventor Jeffrey Peters

Jeffrey Peters 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: 12034025
    Abstract: An imaging device may include single-photon avalanche diodes (SPADs). To mitigate crosstalk, isolation structures may be formed around each SPAD. The isolation structures may include front side deep trench isolation structures that extend partially or fully through a semiconductor substrate for the SPADs. The isolation structures may include a metal filler such as tungsten that absorbs photons. The isolation structures may include a p-type doped semiconductor liner to mitigate dark current. The isolation structures may include a buffer layer such as silicon dioxide that is interposed between the metal filler and the p-type doped semiconductor liner. The isolation structures may have a tapered portion or may be formed in two steps such that the isolation structures have different portions with different properties. An additional filler such as polysilicon or borophosphosilicate glass may be included in some of the isolation structures in addition to the metal filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Peter Gambino, David T. Price, Marc Allen Sulfridge, Richard Mauritzson, Michael Gerard Keyes, Ryan Rettmann, Kevin Mcstay
  • Publication number: 20240194710
    Abstract: Implementations of semiconductor packages may include: a digital signal processor having a first side and a second side and an image sensor array, having a first side and a second side. The first side of the image sensor array may be coupled to the second side of the digital signal processor through a plurality of hybrid bond interconnect (HBI) bond pads and an edge seal. One or more openings may extend from the second side of the image sensor array into the second side of the digital signal processor to an etch stop layer in the second side of the digital signal processor. The one or more openings may form a second edge seal between the plurality of HBI bond pads and the edge of the digital signal processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2024
    Publication date: June 13, 2024
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Peter GAMBINO, Kyle THOMAS, David T. PRICE, Rusty WINZENREAD, Bruce GREENWOOD
  • Publication number: 20240196040
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are playback devices, groups of playback devices, and methods of operating playback devices and groupings thereof, wherein individual playback devices are configured to detect and correct clock rate drift by synchronizing a clock rate and perhaps clock time of a local clock to a remote time source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2023
    Publication date: June 13, 2024
    Inventors: Timothy Sheen, Steven Bechardt, Jeffrey Peters
  • Patent number: 12001605
    Abstract: A method for compensating for a visual impairment in a virtual reality environment, by multiple computer systems associated with a head mounted display, including, rendering an image for display in a virtual reality environment, identifying, based at least in part on an input received by the head mounted display, a visual impairment associated with a user of the head mounted display, determining one or more visual adjustments to the head mounted display based on the identified visual impairment, and rendering an adjusted image for display in the virtual reality environment based on the one or more visual adjustments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Penumbra, Inc.
    Inventors: William Ka-Pui Yee, Jeffrey Peter Bellinghausen
  • Patent number: 11992344
    Abstract: A method of a processor for detecting a presence of Cheyne-Stokes respiration from a respiration signal includes accessing data representative of a respiration signal. Data is assessed to detect apnea and/or hypopnea events. A cycle length histogram is determined based on the events and an incident of Cheyne-Stokes respiration is detected based on the cycle length histogram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Jeffrey Peter Armitstead, Dinesh Ramanan
  • Publication number: 20240145504
    Abstract: A semiconductor device may include a plurality of single-photon avalanche diode (SPAD) pixels. The semiconductor device may be a backside device having a substrate at the backside, dielectric layers on the substrate, metal layers interleaved with the dielectric layers, and a through silicon via (TSV) formed in the backside through the substrate and the dielectric layers. TSV seal rings may be formed around the TSV to protect the semiconductor device from moisture and/or water ingress. The TSV seal rings may be coupled to a high-voltage cathode bond pad and be coupled to offset portions of one of the metal layers to reduce leakage and/or parasitic effects due to the voltage difference between the cathode and the substrate. The TSV seal rings may also be merged with die seal rings at the edge of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2022
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Peter GAMBINO, Rick Carlton JEROME, David T. PRICE, Michael Gerard KEYES, Anne DEIGNAN
  • Patent number: 11973006
    Abstract: A method includes etching a through-substrate via (TSV) in a substrate from a backside of the substrate. The substrate has a device layer on a frontside. The method further includes depositing a conformal spacer layer on the backside of the substrate, and sidewalls and a bottom of the TSV, and etching the spacer layer to form a self-aligned mask for etching a contact opening at the bottom of TSV to a metal pad in the device layer, and etching the contact opening at the bottom of TSV to the metal pad in the device layer. The method further includes disposing a conductive material layer in the TSV and the contact opening to make a vertical interconnection from the backside of the substrate to the metal pad in the device layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Peter Gambino, Swarnal Borthakur
  • Patent number: 11961859
    Abstract: Implementations of semiconductor packages may include: a digital signal processor having a first side and a second side and an image sensor array, having a first side and a second side. The first side of the image sensor array may be coupled to the second side of the digital signal processor through a plurality of hybrid bond interconnect (HBI) bond pads and an edge seal. One or more openings may extend from the second side of the image sensor array into the second side of the digital signal processor to an etch stop layer in the second side of the digital signal processor. The one or more openings may form a second edge seal between the plurality of HBI bond pads and the edge of the digital signal processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Peter Gambino, Kyle Thomas, David T. Price, Rusty Winzenread, Bruce Greenwood
  • Publication number: 20240115195
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods provide compliance management tools such as for respiratory pressure therapy. In some versions, a respiratory pressure therapy system may include one or more processors, such as of a data server, configured to communicate with a computing device and/or a respiratory pressure therapy device. The respiratory pressure therapy device may be configured to deliver respiratory pressure therapy to a patient for a session. The computing device may be associated with the patient. The processor(s) may be further configured to compute a therapy quality indicator of the session from usage data relating to the session. The therapy quality indicator may be a number derived from contributions of a plurality of usage variables for the session in the usage data. The processor(s) may be further configured to present, such as by transmitting, the therapy quality indicator to the computing device. The therapy quality indicator may promote patient compliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: ResMed inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Peter ARMITSTEAD, Mark David BUCKLEY, Michael Waclaw COLEFAX, Susan Robyn LYNCH, Dion Charles Chewe MARTIN, Gregory Robert PEAKE, Dinesh RAMANAN, Jamie Graeme WEHBEH, Natalie ZOTELO
  • Publication number: 20240091541
    Abstract: A system for treating cardiac arrhythmias comprising a generator including: a sensing circuitry configured to evaluate one or more identified signals representative of electrical activity of the heart and detect an arrhythmia, a control circuitry that is configured to control delivery of a therapy in response to the detected arrhythmia, the therapy including a first stage of electrical pulses delivered via at least a first electrode, wherein the first set of electrical pulses is configured to destabilize and/or terminate a reentry associated with the arrhythmia, and a first lead coupled to the generator, wherein the first lead includes the first electrode. The therapy further includes a second stage of electrical pulses delivered via the first electrode and/or a second electrode, wherein the second stage of pulses is configured to terminate the reentry; and an inter-stage delay separating the first and second stages of electrical pulses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Inventors: Sumeet DHAM, David W. BOURN, Jeffrey PETERS, Patrick MILLER
  • Publication number: 20240094981
    Abstract: A first playback device is configured to (1) determine, based on a group configuration of a synchrony group including the first playback device and a second playback device, that the first playback device, and not the second playback device, is to operate as a group coordinator for the synchrony group, wherein the group coordinator transmits audio content and playback timing information, (2) begin to operate as the group coordinator, (3) while operating as the group coordinator, determine respective battery state variable values for the first and second playback devices, (4) based on the respective battery state variable values, determine that a computing device other than the first playback device is to operate as the group coordinator, and (5) based on the determining, (i) discontinue operating as the group coordinator and (ii) cause the computing device to operate as the group coordinator instead of the first playback device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Inventors: Hrishikesh Gossain, Gary Fox, Jeff Derderian, Jeffrey Peters
  • Publication number: 20240080749
    Abstract: Example techniques relate to re-establishing connectivity of playback devices. In an example implementation, a first playback device determines that a first access point has been replaced with a second access point, wherein the first playback device previously established a valid network connection over the first WLAN using first network parameters. The first playback device connects to the second access point, the second access point providing a second WLAN. The first playback device requests, via the wireless network interface from the second access point, an IP address in a second subnet, the second subnet covering a different range of IP addresses than the first subnet and establishes a network connection over the second WLAN using second network parameters stored in the data storage of the first playback device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Inventors: Jeffrey Peters, Hrishikesh Gossain
  • Publication number: 20240073266
    Abstract: An example playback device includes programming for executing functions including, while connected to both (i) a local area network and (ii) an audio playback network configured separately from the local area network and arranged for playback of media content via at least the playback device, receiving from a network device via the local area network, a request for the network device to connect to the audio playback network. The functions also include, in response to the request, transmitting to the network device via the local area network, a message indicating an identifier of the audio playback network and a password for accessing the audio playback network. The functions also include exchanging one or more messages with the network device via the audio playback network to authenticate the network device for the audio playback network and receiving an audio playback command from the network device via the audio playback network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Nicholas A.J. Millington, Jeffrey Peters, Michael Agerbak, Steven R. Beckhardt
  • Publication number: 20240053821
    Abstract: A method for compensating for a visual impairment in a virtual reality environment, by multiple computer systems associated with a head mounted display, including, rendering an image for display in a virtual reality environment, identifying, based at least in part on an input received by the head mounted display, a visual impairment associated with a user of the head mounted display, determining one or more visual adjustments to the head mounted display based on the identified visual impairment, and rendering an adjusted image for display in the virtual reality environment based on the one or more visual adjustments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2023
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Inventors: William Ka-Pui Yee, Jeffrey Peter Bellinghausen
  • Patent number: 11896388
    Abstract: A Cheyne-Stokes (CS) diagnosis system classifies periods of CS-like breathing by examining a signal indicative of a respiratory parameter. For example, nasal flow data is processed to classify it as unambiguously CS breathing or nearly so and to display the classification Processing may detect and display: apnoeas, hypopnoeas, flow-limitation and snore. The signal may be split into equal length epochs and event features are extracted. Statistics are applied to these primary feature(s) to produce secondary feature(s) representing the entire epoch. Each secondary feature is grouped with other feature(s) extracted from the entire epoch rather than from the epoch events. This final group of features is the epoch pattern. The epoch pattern is classified to produce a probability for possible event classes (e.g., Cheyne-Stokes breathing, OSA, etc.). The epoch is assigned to the class with the highest probability, which may both be reported as an indication of disease state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Inventor: Jeffrey Peter Armitstead
  • Patent number: 11846131
    Abstract: A door status monitoring system includes a switch modulator coupled to a door and a control unit in communication with first and second display elements. A first position switch sends a first signal to the control unit when the switch modulator is proximate to the first position switch when the door is in a closed position. A second position switch sends a second signal to the control unit when the switch modulator is proximate to the second position switch when the door is in an open position. The control unit is configured to maintain the first and second display elements in a deactivated state in response to receiving the first signal, activate the first display element when the control unit is not receiving the first and second signals, and activate the second display element and deactivate the first display element in response to receiving the second signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Inventor: Jeffrey Peter Martinez
  • Publication number: 20230389863
    Abstract: The disclosure provides methods for diagnosis or prediction of the likelihood of a subject experiencing obstructive sleep apnea, determined at least in part by measuring the degree of tongue fat in a subject using, e.g., thermal imaging, THz imaging or other multispectral imaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2022
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Inventors: Redmond SHOULDICE, Jose Ricardo DOS SANTOS, Jeffrey Peter ARMITSTEAD
  • Patent number: 11818187
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are playback devices, groups of playback devices, and methods of operating playback devices and groupings thereof to cause the playback devices in a mixed-mode configuration to play audio content in synchrony with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Hrishikesh Gossain, Cheng Lu, Zhaoyun Huang, Jeffrey Peters
  • Publication number: 20230361139
    Abstract: Implementations of a semiconductor device may include a first semiconductor die hybrid bonded to a second semiconductor die; a bond pad included in the second semiconductor die; a through-silicon-via (TSV) extending entirely through the first semiconductor die and to the bond pad included in the second semiconductor die; and a trench formed entirely through the first semiconductor die and to the bond pad included in the second semiconductor die. The trench may form an edge seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2023
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Swarnal BORTHAKUR, Jeffrey Peter GAMBINO
  • Publication number: 20230352518
    Abstract: An integrated circuit die includes a silicon chromium (SiCr) thin film resistor disposed on a first oxide layer. The SiCr thin film resistor has a resistor body and a resistor head. A second oxide layer overlays the SiCr thin film resistor. The second oxide layer has an opening exposing a surface of the resistor head. A metal pad is disposed in the opening in the second oxide layer and is contact with the surface of the resistor head exposed by the opening. Further, an interlevel dielectric layer is disposed on the second oxide layer overlaying the SiCr thin film resistor. A metal-filled via extends from a top surface of interlevel dielectric layer through the interlevel dielectric layer and contacts the metal pad disposed in the opening in the second oxide layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2023
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Rick Carlton JEROME, Gordon M. GRIVNA, Kevin Alexander STEWART, David T. PRICE, Jeffrey Peter GAMBINO