Patents by Inventor John Hudson

John Hudson 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: 10504744
    Abstract: Systems and methods for applying three or more states for achieving a high aspect ratio dielectric etch operation are described. In one of the methods, a middle state is introduced between a high state and a low state. The middle state is applied to both a source radio frequency (RF) generator and a bias radio frequency (RF) generator. During the middle state, RF power is maintained to be between a high amount of RF power associated with the high state and a low amount of RF power associated with the low state to achieve the high aspect ratio dielectric etch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Takumi Yanagawa, Nikhil Dole, Ranadeep Bhowmick, Eric Hudson, Felix Leib Kozakevich, John Holland, Alexei Marakhtanov, Bradford J. Lyndaker
  • Publication number: 20190336961
    Abstract: Embodiments of lab automation workstations are disclosed in which the pod that performs pipetting operations is integrated with pipette tip-loading functionality. To generate the necessary tip-loading force, a dual drive system is used that is symmetric about the Y-axis to allow for offset or partial tip box loads by dynamically centering the drive force (e.g., the tip-loading force) over the reaction load. This minimizes the need for oversized linear motion components while still allowing for the generation of high tip-loading forces needed to properly load a large number of pipette tips simultaneously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: Beckman Coulter, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew S. DAVIS, Ronald Douglas JOHNSON, Mark A. NIERZWICK, Craig A. HUDSON, Charles M. NEESE, Mark F. SAUERBURGER, John S. SNIDER
  • Patent number: 10413089
    Abstract: A utensil dispenser that selectively dispenses a lowermost utensil from a stack of utensils. A main housing retains plural dispensing chambers. A selectively operable dispensing mechanism has a movable support structure, an actuated support structure, and an actuation structure retained by a manual actuator. First and second arms form the movable support structure with distal portions that are in proximity to support the lowermost utensil when in a first condition and that are separated when in a second condition. A shelf member retained by the actuator forms the actuated support structure to be selectively interposed between the lowermost and second lowermost utensil. An actuation structure, such as opposed ramp surfaces, is retained by the actuator to separate the first and second arms on actuation of the actuator. When the actuator is actuated, the stack of utensils, except for the lowermost utensil, is supported so that the lowermost utensil is dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Recycline, Inc.
    Inventors: Mohan Rajasekaran, Aaron Szymanski, Eric Hudson, John Lively
  • Patent number: 10407003
    Abstract: A power distribution system for a vehicle includes a plurality of switching devices arranged in a circuit to selectively control power flow between a plurality of buses operating within a same voltage range. The power distribution system further includes a controller programmed to, in response to the switching devices being in a state to transfer power between the buses and a current flowing through one of the buses exceeding a predetermined current, operate the switching devices to isolate the buses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Hudson, John Anthony Demarco, David Celinske, Farouq Mozip
  • Patent number: 10410018
    Abstract: A data integrity system generates a transaction signature associated with a transaction based on transaction data received from a data producer. The transaction signature is unique to the transaction and is generated by applying a hash function to the transaction data. When the transaction data is to be transmitted to a data consumer, the data integrity system redacts the transaction data based on permission information associated with the data consumer and transmits the redacted transaction data to the data consumer. To enable the data consumer to verify the integrity of the received data, the data integrity system also transmits a cryptographic assurance that includes at least the transaction signature associated with the transaction. The data consumer verifies the integrity of the received data by independently generating a transaction signature based on the redacted transaction data and matching the independently generated signature with the transaction signature in the cryptographic assurance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: PeerNova, Inc.
    Inventors: Gangesh Kumar Ganesan, David John Hudson, Kevin Michael Gee
  • Patent number: 10366869
    Abstract: A communications system for synchronizing control signals between subsystems coupled to a process module used for processing a substrate. A distributed controller coupled to the subsystems is configured to initiate process steps, each step having a step period. A distributed clock module includes a master clock having a clock speed including clock cycles, each clock cycle having a duration that is pre-correlated to a feedback loop within which synchronized control signals are delivered to and received from the subsystems by the distributed clock module. A predefined number of clock cycles is assigned by the distributed clock module for performing a corresponding number of feedback loops for transitioning between process steps. The predefined number of clock cycles are restricted to a fraction of the step period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Riggs, Ryan Bise, John Valcore, Eric Hudson, Ranadeep Bhowmick
  • Publication number: 20190191893
    Abstract: A utensil dispenser that selectively dispenses a lowermost utensil from a stack of utensils. A main housing retains plural dispensing chambers. A selectively operable dispensing mechanism has a movable support structure, an actuated support structure, and an actuation structure retained by a manual actuator. First and second arms form the movable support structure with distal portions that are in proximity to support the lowermost utensil when in a first condition and that are separated when in a second condition. A shelf member retained by the actuator forms the actuated support structure to be selectively interposed between the lowermost and second lowermost utensil. An actuation structure, such as opposed ramp surfaces, is retained by the actuator to separate the first and second arms on actuation of the actuator. When the actuator is actuated, the stack of utensils, except for the lowermost utensil, is supported so that the lowermost utensil is dispensed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Mohan Rajasekaran, Aaron Szymanski, Eric Hudson, John Lively
  • Publication number: 20190157039
    Abstract: A communications system for synchronizing control signals between subsystems coupled to a process module used for processing a substrate. A distributed controller coupled to the subsystems is configured to initiate process steps, each step having a step period. A distributed clock module includes a master clock having a clock speed including clock cycles, each clock cycle having a duration that is pre-correlated to a feedback loop within which synchronized control signals are delivered to and received from the subsystems by the distributed clock module. A predefined number of clock cycles is assigned by the distributed clock module for performing a corresponding number of feedback loops for transitioning between process steps. The predefined number of clock cycles are restricted to a fraction of the step period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Scott Riggs, Ryan Bise, John Valcore, Eric Hudson, Ranadeep Bhowmick
  • Publication number: 20190148868
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a potted cartridge, the potted cartridge configured to be releasably attached to a connector housing to form a connector, the connector being for attachment to a second connector along an attachment axis. The method comprises connecting one or more cables to one or more contacts respectively, the one or more contacts being arranged within a main body of the potted cartridge, the main body comprising a cavity and the one or more cables extending through a portion of the cavity, and filing a portion of the cavity with a potting material so as to encapsulate a portion of the one or more cables.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: John Pierce-Jones, Kyle Hudson
  • Patent number: 10200198
    Abstract: A data storage system creates a data signature for a data element that is to be stored by hashing the data element. The data storage system also creates a sequence signature for the data element and stores the sequence signature in a signature database. The sequence signature is created using the data signature of the data element and the previous sequence signature stored in the signature database. The data storage system transmits a copy of the sequence signature to an anchor system. The anchor system stores the copy as an export anchor and creates an import anchor based on the export anchor and information associated with the present time. The anchor system stores the import anchor and transmits a copy to the data storage system. An audit system uses the export anchor and import anchor to determine whether data stored by the data storage system has been modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: PeerNova, Inc.
    Inventors: Gangesh Kumar Ganesan, David John Hudson
  • Publication number: 20180323744
    Abstract: A coupling assembly for coupling solar photovoltaic modules together in an array includes a base portion including a base surface for operatively engaging a bottom surface of at least one of the solar photovoltaic modules. The coupling assembly also includes a cap portion including a clamping surface located opposite the base surface for operatively engaging a top surface of at least one of the solar photovoltaic modules. The coupling assembly further includes a spacer slidably mounted to one of the base portion or the cap portion and having first and second abutment sides each configured to operatively engage a side surface of at least one of the solar photovoltaic modules. The base surface and the clamping surface are moveable relative to each other such that movement of the clamping surface toward the base surface provides a clamping action on at least one of the solar photovoltaic modules positioned therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventor: John Hudson
  • Publication number: 20180290915
    Abstract: A porcelain enamel composition may includes a glass component including: at least one alkali oxide in an amount ranging from about 6 to 21 wt %, SiO2 in an amount ranging from about 20 to 50 wt %, ZnO in an amount ranging from about 0.1 to 10 wt %, AI2O3 in an amount ranging from about 5 to 20 wt %, B2O3 in an amount ranging from about 0.1 to 20 wt %, and P2O5 in an amount ranging from about 5 to 30 wt %, all weight percentages expressed relative to the enamel composition. Methods of using such compositions and formed products are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: Prince Minerals LLC
    Inventors: Peggy Damewood, Johan De Soete, John Hudson
  • Patent number: 10088111
    Abstract: According to the invention, an LED fixture is provided for photographic and theatrical lighting. The light fixture is particularly suitable for photographic and theatrical lighting by mounting LED elements directly or indirectly on articulating arms. The arms rotate 90 degrees from a position where the arms are aligned substantially in parallel with an axis of the fixture hub and may be rotated 90 degrees for deployment of the fixture. In addition, the spokes may be flexed beyond the alignment permitted by the cooperation between the hub and mounting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: HUDSON SPIDER LLC
    Inventor: Timothy John Hudson
  • Publication number: 20180238523
    Abstract: An LED fixture is provided for photographic and theatrical lighting. The light fixture is particularly suitable for photographic and theatrical lighting by mounting LED elements directly or indirectly on articulating arms. The arms have a first pivot mounted segment connected by a hinge to a hub and a second pivot mounted segment connected by an intermediate hinge to said first pivot mounted segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: Hudson Pictures, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy John Hudson
  • Publication number: 20180224070
    Abstract: According to the invention, an LED fixture is provided for photographic and theatrical lighting. The light fixture is particularly suitable for photographic and theatrical lighting by mounting LED elements directly or indirectly on articulating arms. The arms rotate 90 degrees from a position where the arms are aligned substantially in parallel with an axis of the fixture hub and may be rotated 90 degrees for deployment of the fixture. In addition, the spokes may be flexed beyond the alignment permitted by the cooperation between the hub and mounting elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: HUDSON SPIDER LLC
    Inventor: Timothy John Hudson
  • Patent number: 9964259
    Abstract: According to the invention, an LED fixture is provided for photographic and theatrical lighting. The light fixture is particularly suitable for photographic and theatrical lighting by mounting LED elements directly or indirectly on articulating arms. The arms rotate 90 degrees from a position where the arms are aligned substantially in parallel with an axis of the fixture hub and may be rotated 90 degrees for deployment of the fixture. In addition, the spokes may be flexed beyond the alignment permitted by the cooperation between the hub and mounting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: HUDSON SPIDER LLC
    Inventor: Timothy John Hudson
  • Publication number: 20180042232
    Abstract: The disclosure provides for compositions and including fluopyram. The disclosure further provides for methods of increasing plant yield and reducing plant damage. Soil, seeds, plants, and plant parts treated with compositions described herein are also provided for by the disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: John Hudson ROWLAND, Richard REES
  • Patent number: 9888687
    Abstract: The disclosure provides for compositions and including fluopyram. The disclosure further provides for methods of increasing plant yield and reducing plant damage. Soil, seeds, plants, and plant parts treated with compositions described herein are also provided for by the disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Bayer CropScience LP
    Inventors: John Hudson Rowland, Richard Rees
  • Publication number: 20170262778
    Abstract: When a user of an interface system defines a workflow, the interface system transmits a notification to a user that is to perform the first step of the workflow. When the user requests to initiate the step of the workflow, the interface system creates a transaction for the workflow step. The user signs the transaction using a cryptographic key pair. The interface system receives the signed transaction and verifies the signature. Once the signature is verified, the step can be performed. The interface system forwards the transaction to a data storage system for storing. For performing the next step in the workflow, the data storage system identifies the user that is to perform the next workflow step. The data storage system creates a notification that identifies the user and the notification is provided to the user. The process repeats until each step of the workflow is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Gangesh Kumar Ganesan, David John Hudson, Kevin Michael Gee
  • Publication number: 20170006869
    Abstract: The disclosure provides for compositions and including fluopyram. The disclosure further provides for methods of increasing plant yield and reducing plant damage. Soil, seeds, plants, and plant parts treated with compositions described herein are also provided for by the disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: John Hudson ROWLAND, Richard REES