Patents by Inventor John Collins

John Collins 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: 11031631
    Abstract: A semiconductor device structure and method for forming the same is disclosed. The structure incudes a silicon substrate having at least one trench disposed therein. An electrical and ionic insulating layer is disposed over at least a top surface of the substrate. A plurality of energy storage device layers is formed within the one trench. The plurality of layers includes at least a cathode-based active electrode having a thickness of, for example, at least 100 nm and an internal resistance of, for example, less than 50 Ohms/cm2. The method includes forming at least one trench in a silicon substrate. An electrical and ionic insulating layer(s) is formed and disposed over at least a top surface of the silicon substrate. A plurality of energy storage device layers is formed within the trench. Each layer of the plurality of energy storage device layers is independently processed and integrated into the trench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John Collins, Mahadevaiyer Krishnan, Stephen Bedell, Adele L. Pacquette, John Papalia, Teodor Todorov
  • Publication number: 20210167370
    Abstract: A three dimensional (3D) In-Silicon energy storage device is provided by a method that includes forming a thick dielectric material layer on a surface of a silicon based substrate. A 3D trench is then formed into the dielectric material layer and the silicon based substrate, and thereafter a dielectric material spacer is formed, in addition to the dielectric remaining on the field of the substrate, as well as along a sidewall of the 3D trench, and on a first portion of a sub-surface of the silicon based substrate that is present at a bottom of the 3D trench. A second portion of the sub-surface of the silicon based substrate that is present in the 3D trench remains physically exposed. Active energy storage device materials can then be formed laterally adjacent to the dielectric material spacer that is within the 3D trench and on the dielectric material layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: John Collins, John M. Papalia, David L. Rath, Devendra K. Sadana
  • Publication number: 20210151719
    Abstract: An energy storage device has all components, e.g. anode, electrolyte, and cathode contained and sealed with a trench in a substrate. Various methods and structures are disclosed for sealing the components. In some embodiments, a sealer or sealing layer seals the components. One embodiment uses a tension clamp to contain the components with additional pressure. Another embodiment uses a cathode structure cup which is held in place in the substrate via sidewall trench features. Different external connections to the device are disclosed. The invention enables full three-dimensional components to be created and contained entirely within the substrate during assembly, curing, galvanic cycling and other manufacturing processes and provides improved sealing of the components during device operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: John Collins, John M. Papalia, Devendra K. Sadana, Matthew Sagianis
  • Publication number: 20210151743
    Abstract: A battery includes a cathode with a metal halide and an electrically conductive material, wherein the metal halide acts as an active cathode material; a porous silicon anode with a surface having pores with a depth of about 0.5 microns to about 500 microns, and a metal on the surface and in at least some of the pores thereof; and an electrolyte contacting the anode and the cathode, wherein the electrolyte includes a nitrile moiety.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Jangwoo Kim, Young-Hye Na, Robert David Allen, Joel P. de Souza, John Collins, Devendra K. Sadana
  • Publication number: 20210143417
    Abstract: A method of forming a solid-state lithium ion rechargeable battery may include depositing a metal layer onto a top surface of a substrate, depositing a handle layer onto a top surface of the metal layer, wherein a portion of the handle layer overlaps the metal layer and the substrate, spalling a portion of the substrate thereby forming a spalled substrate layer, porosifying the spalled substrate layer thereby forming a porous substrate layer, depositing an electrolyte layer onto a top surface of the porous substrate layer, wherein the electrolyte layer is in direct contact with the porous substrate layer, and depositing a cathode onto a top surface of the electrolyte layer. The method may include depositing a cathode contact layer onto a top surface of the cathode, wherein the cathode contact layer is in direct contact with the cathode. The porous substrate layer may be made of silicon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Devendra K. Sadana, Stephen W. Bedell, Joel P. de Souza, John COLLINS
  • Publication number: 20210121285
    Abstract: An ophthalmic device includes an optic having an optic axis and a closed-loop haptic structure coupled with the optic. The closed loop haptic structure includes a first hinge having a first section, a second section, and a connecting section extending between the first section and the second section. The first section has a first component extending in a first angular direction and a second component extending in a second angular direction that is opposite to the first angular direction. The closed loop haptic structure further includes a second hinge including a radial section and an axial section extending from the axial section in the first angular direction, the radial section having a cross-sectional area greater than a maximum cross-sectional area of the first hinge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventor: Stephen John Collins
  • Publication number: 20210121286
    Abstract: An ophthalmic device includes an optic including an optic axis and a periphery and a closed-loop ring haptic structure coupled with the optic. The closed loop haptic structure includes a first ring structure having a first characteristic length, a second ring structure having a second characteristic length, and a plurality of connectors coupling the first ring structure and the second ring structure. The first ring structure is positioned adjacent to the periphery of the optic and is coupled to the entire periphery of the optic, and the first characteristic length is less than the second characteristic length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Stephen John Collins, Jian Liu, Michael Lee Mangum, Douglas Brent Wensrich
  • Publication number: 20210095235
    Abstract: A system and method for array system for cells, organoids and organs culture and testing. The system includes a disposable chips and systems with actuators, sensors, software/firmware and smart device App. The disposable includes standard well plates, custom well plates, T-flasks, microfluidic chips. The system includes vascular fluidics using gravity-driven flow and pneumatic flow, media, reagents, protein and collagen dispensers in wells or surfaces, manufacturing techniques for multi-layer chips and plates and culture system with gas and media control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventor: John Collins
  • Patent number: 10962510
    Abstract: A gas chromatograph with column recognition technology system for the column includes a column and the column recognition technology system for the column. The column is configured for gas chromatography. The column includes column parameters associated with the column. The column recognition technology system may be configured to auto-recognize the column in the gas chromatograph device. Wherein, the column recognition technology system may be configured to auto-recognize the column parameters associated with the auto-recognized column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: CEM Corporation, Lucidity Division
    Inventors: Alyssa Whitney Sabolis, Michael John Collins, Jr., Michael Craig Davis, Daniel Charles Scheid, Brian Thomas Unites, Richard Michael Chapman
  • Patent number: 10955393
    Abstract: A gas chromatograph with a removable column holder includes a column and a removable column holder. The column is configured for gas chromatography. The removable column holder houses the column. The removable column holder is configured to be removable from the gas chromatograph device with the column. The removable column holder houses only the column. The removable column holder is configured to allow removing and interchanging of the column within the removable column holder. The removable column holder is configured to protect the column within the column holder from mechanical damage and contamination due to handling. The removable column holder is configured to allow a user to install the column into the gas chromatograph without the need for tools. The removable column holder is also configured to reduce the possibility of error when installing the column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: CEM CORPORATION, LUCIDITY DIVISION
    Inventors: Alyssa Whitney Sabolis, Michael John Collins, Jr., Michael Craig Davis, Daniel Charles Scheid, Brian Thomas Unites, Richard Michael Chapman
  • Publication number: 20210063468
    Abstract: An apparatus and methods to operate the same to provide fast fault-detection on power semiconductor devices such as power transistors are disclosed. In some embodiment, a desaturation based fault-detection circuit for a power transistor is provided. The fault-detection circuit has an adaptable blanking time and a disconnect switch in the blanking mechanism that allow for quick enabling of fault-detection mechanisms to achieve fast fault detection times on power semiconductor devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: Analog Devices International Unlimited Company
    Inventors: Deepak Gunasekaran, Michael John Collins, Kenneth G. Richardson, Art Zirger, Steven Tanghe, Brian Jadus
  • Patent number: 10935524
    Abstract: A gas chromatograph device includes an inductively heated column configured for gas chromatography. The gas chromatograph includes a column configured for gas chromatography and an inductive heating source. The inductive heating source is configured to directly or indirectly heat the column. The inductive heating source includes an inductive heating element or coil. The inductive heating element or coil is configured to induce a current directly or indirectly in the column. Wherein, the column in the gas chromatograph is inductively heated via the inductive heating source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: CEM CORPORATION, LUCIDITY DIVISION
    Inventors: Alyssa Whitney Sabolis, Michael John Collins, Jr., Michael Craig Davis, Daniel Charles Scheid, Brian Thomas Unites, Richard Michael Chapman
  • Publication number: 20210055283
    Abstract: There is provided systems and methods for performing fluidic perfusion, recirculation and interacting organ in standard wells or microfluidic reactors loading cells or organs into an insert or chip. The perfusion system can provide new media to the cell or organs while the circulation system can provide convective mixing of fluids within a well or between one or more organs in an assay. The system can be placed in an incubator or microscope and perform multimodal stimulation and sensing. The system includes electromechanical control, microfluidic lid and inserts or chips for performing automated cell based assay, organ of a chip or human on a chip in a remote-controlled environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2018
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventor: John Collins
  • Patent number: 10912642
    Abstract: An ophthalmic device includes an optic having an optic axis and a closed-loop haptic structure coupled with the optic. The closed loop haptic structure includes a first hinge having a first section, a second section, and a connecting section extending between the first section and the second section. The first section has a first component extending in a first angular direction and a second component extending in a second angular direction that is opposite to the first angular direction. The closed loop haptic structure further includes a second hinge including a radial section and an axial section extending from the axial section in the first angular direction, the radial section having a cross-sectional area greater than a maximum cross-sectional area of the first hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Alcon, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen John Collins
  • Patent number: 10905544
    Abstract: An ophthalmic device includes an optic including an optic axis and a periphery and a closed-loop ring haptic structure coupled with the optic. The closed loop haptic structure includes a first ring structure having a first characteristic length, a second ring structure having a second characteristic length, and a plurality of connectors coupling the first ring structure and the second ring structure. The first ring structure is positioned adjacent to the periphery of the optic and is coupled to the entire periphery of the optic, and the first characteristic length is less than the second characteristic length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen John Collins, Jian Liu, Michael Lee Mangum, Douglas Brent Wensrich
  • Publication number: 20200403190
    Abstract: An energy storage device sits within a trench with electrically insulated sides within a substrate. Within the trench there is an anode, an electrolyte disposed on the anode, and a cathode structure disposed on the electrolyte. Variations of an electrically conductive contact are disposed on and in electrical contact with the cathode structure. At least part of the conductive contact is disposed within the trench and the conductive contact partially seals the anode, electrolyte, and cathode structure within the trench. Conductive and/or non-conductive adhesives are used to complete the seal thereby enabling full working electrochemical devices where singulation of the devices from the substrate enables high control of device dimensionality and footprint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: John Collins, Devendra K. Sadana, Bucknell C. Webb, Paul S. Andry
  • Publication number: 20200395628
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present invention there is a cathode of an energy storage device. The cathode is made of Lithium Manganese Oxyfluoride (LMOF), with the approximate stoichiometry of Li2MnO2F. In some embodiments, the cathode is made of Lithium Manganese Oxyfluoride (LMOF), Li2MnO2F combined with a solid polymer electrolyte (SPE). Other materials such as conductive material and binders can be included in the cathode. Methods of making are disclosed. According to an embodiment of the present invention there is a composition of matter. The composition is made of Lithium Manganese Oxyfluoride (LMOF), with the approximate stoichiometry of Li2MnO2F combined with a solid polymer electrolyte (SPE). Other materials such as conductive material and binders can be included in the cathode. Methods of making are disclosed. The composition can be used as a cathode in an energy storage device. An energy storage device, e.g. a battery, is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: John Collins, Bucknell C. Webb, Paul S. Andry, Teodor Krassimirov Todorov, Devendra K. Sadana
  • Patent number: 10835382
    Abstract: According to one example, a tibial replacement assembly for a knee arthroplasty can be configured to couple to a resected proximal surface of a tibia of a human knee. The tibial replacement assembly can include a tibial tray and a first spike. The tibial tray can include a proximal surface and a distal surface opposing the proximal surface. The distal surface can be configured to be disposed on a resected proximal surface of a tibia. The first spike can be removably secured to the tibial tray and can extend generally distally away from the distal surface. The first spike can be configured to extend beneath the resected proximal surface of the tibia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Abraham P. Habegger, Steven Lyons, Wolfgang Klauser, Vanessa Croll, Michael John Collins
  • Publication number: 20200354942
    Abstract: A reservoir withdrawal system is disclosed comprising a selectively-adjustable water intake positioned within a reservoir. The water intake is adapted to withdraw water from the reservoir at a desired depth using a telescoping conduit. A water transport system is in fluid communication with the water intake and with a water discharge. A controller allows an operator to selectively adjust the desired depth of the water intake.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventor: John Collins
  • Patent number: 10833357
    Abstract: Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that have a high-capacity are provided. The lithium-ion batteries contain an anode structure that is of unitary construction and includes a non-porous region and a porous region including a top porous layer (Porous Region 1) having a first thickness and a first porosity, and a bottom porous layer (Porous Region 2) located beneath the top porous layer and forming an interface with the non-porous region. At least an upper portion of the non-porous region and the entirety of the porous region are composed of silicon, and the bottom porous layer has a second thickness that is greater than the first thickness, and a second porosity that is greater than the first porosity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joel P. de Souza, John Collins, Devendra K. Sadana