Patents by Inventor Jose A. Santana

Jose A. Santana 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: 10242912
    Abstract: Integrated device dies and methods for forming one or more of the integrated device dies are disclosed. The integrated device dies can be formed using two step sawing process; a first sawing step partially sawing a substrate comprising metal and a second sawing step sawing through a remaining thickness of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Ventola, Robert O. Doherty, Jose A. Santana, John A. McHatton
  • Publication number: 20180012803
    Abstract: Integrated device dies and methods for forming one or more of the integrated device dies are disclosed. The integrated device dies can be formed using two step sawing process; a first sawing step partially sawing a substrate comprising metal and a second sawing step sawing through a remaining thickness of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Craig Ventola, Robert O. Doherty, Jose A. Santana, John A. McHatton
  • Patent number: 5830211
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for treating lesions caused by viral infections including herpes simplex. The apparatus comprises a compact, easy-to-use instrument for controllably providing heat to the lesion site both from a primary built-in heat source and from a built-in light source which functions to complement the primary heat source and also to brightly illuminate the lesion site. The instrument also includes a novel bar graph, multicolor display which provides a visual indication of the instrument power setting as well as temperature conditions at the lesion site. Additionally, the instrument provides an audio signal to the user when the proper length of treatment time has elapsed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Inventors: Jose A. Santana, Janet K. Santana, Michael D. Rudnick
  • Patent number: 5734156
    Abstract: An optical device assembly includes a planar optical filter and a planar sensor having an optically active area. The optical filter and the sensor are joined together with a gap therebetween by a standoff structure extending between the optical filter and the sensor. The standoff structure is positioned at a location outside of the optically active area of the planar sensor. The standoff structure includes a standoff element, a first bonding element between the standoff and the filter, and a second bonding element between the standoff and the sensor. The two bonding elements each preferably comprise a cold-weldable indium bump. If the standoff structure, the filter, or the sensor is made of a material to which indium does not readily cold weld, a bonding pad of a material such as titanium/nickel can be inserted to facilitate the cold welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1998
    Assignee: Santa Barbara Research Center
    Inventors: Michael J. Dahlin, Jose A. Santana
  • Patent number: 5669692
    Abstract: A lighting system utilizing an optical fiber is provided. In the preferred embodiment of the present invention, light rays from a light source are focused into an outer end of the optical fiber wound in a spiral shape. The light rays are focused in by a ball lens. In one embodiment, the spiral shape optical fiber is enclosed by a casing having a reflective inner surface along the periphery and the bottom; however, there is an aperture in the casing to permit light rays from the light source to reach the outer end of the spiral shape optical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1997
    Assignee: Timex Corporation
    Inventors: Harold Thorgersen, Jose Santana, Andrew C. Ledesma, Surendar K. Bhan, Lyman Daigle
  • Patent number: 5620348
    Abstract: The method and structure for providing surface designs to electroluminescent (EL) lamps involves two essential steps. First, a layer of transflective material is introduced to the EL lamp comprising a transparent substrate and front and back electrodes sandwiching an electroluminescent layer and an insulating layer. The layer of transflective material reflects incident ambient light and transmits light emitted by an energized electroluminescent layer. In the preferred embodiment of the invention, the layer of transflective material replaces the front electrode of the EL lamp. Second, a predetermined surface design is provided to the transparent substrate to enhance diffusion and fringing of both the reflected incident ambient light and the light emitted by the energized electroluminescent layer. This enhanced diffusion and fringing leads to a visually appealing appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1997
    Assignee: Timex Corporation
    Inventors: Jose Santana, Harold Thorgersen, John Dixon, Andrew C. Ledesma
  • Patent number: 5591975
    Abstract: A light source radiates an infrared beam that passes through a chopper, a calibration cell and the exhaust plume of a motor vehicle passing in front of the source. A photosensor assembly includes a plurality of photodetectors which are spaced closely adjacent to each other and simultaneously sense the beam after it propagates through the plume. An optical beam homogenizer or integrator disposed between the plume and the photosensor unit causes the light incident on the photodetectors to have uniform intensity. The photodetectors are sensitive to different wavelengths corresponding to spectral absorption peaks of constituents of the composition of the plume, including carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO.sub.2), hydrocarbon (HC), water vapor (H.sub.2 O) and nitric oxide (NO). A computer computes the composition of the plume as the percentages of the constituents based on the sensed transmittances of the respective wavelengths through the plume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1997
    Assignee: Santa Barbara Research Center
    Inventors: Michael D. Jack, Robert D. Stephens, Christopher B. Tacelli, David R. Nelson, Geoffrey A. Walter, Jose A. Santana, Lane H. Rubin
  • Patent number: 5524101
    Abstract: An alarm clock has a motion sensor, a time display comprising an electroluminescent dial, a manual alarm actuator with a lip cover and a flashlight actuator. When the manual alarm actuator is set in the ON position, any movement (e.g., waving a hand) in the field of view of the motion sensor causes the electroluminescent dial to become activated to a first brightness level. Furthermore, when the alarm is sounding, any movement in the field of view of the motion sensor silences the alarm for a preselected time interval, before the sounding of the alarm is resumed ("snooze" function). In the OFF position for the manual alarm actuator, the lip cover covers the motion sensor so that motion detection is prevented. When the flashlight actuator is actuated, the electroluminescent dial becomes activated to a second brightness level. The second brightness level is noticeably brighter than the first brightness level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1996
    Assignee: Timex Corporation
    Inventors: Harold Thorgersen, Bruce H. Kamens, Jose Santana, John T. Houlihan
  • Patent number: 5513153
    Abstract: The method of manufacturing electroluminescent timepiece dials having three-dimensional indicia and to timepiece dials produced by this method. A subdial having the indicia projecting therefrom is affixed to the bottom of the electroluminescent dial. Three-dimensional effect is created when the projecting indicia are received by apertures in the electroluminescent dial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1996
    Assignee: Timex Corporation
    Inventors: Harold Thorgersen, Jose Santana
  • Patent number: 5379512
    Abstract: A method for bonding the ends of the conductors 52 to circuit pads 54 is disclosed whereby the cable 20 is placed over the circuit pads 54; a bonding tool 44 is pressed against an upper surface 58 of the cable 20; the substrate 46 of the cable 20 is compressed beyond its elastic limit; and ultrasonic energy is applied to the bonding tool 44 and transmitted through the substrate 46 to effect a metallic bond between the conductors 52 and circuit pads 54.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1995
    Assignee: Santa Barbara Research Center
    Inventors: Lloyd D. Ingle, Leonard E. Peck, Jr., Jose A. Santana
  • Patent number: 5183973
    Abstract: A thin film electrical cable 20 is disclosed having a polyimide substrate 46, a layer of titanium 48 on a lower side 50 of the substrate 46, and a plurality of gold conductors 52 on the titanium 48. The thin layers of titanium and gold are preferably sequentially deposited on a clean polyimide film by sputtering. Additional gold is electroplated and separate conductors are delineated. The use of organic adhesive materials to attach the conductors 52 to the substrate 46 is avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1993
    Assignee: Santa Barbara Research Center
    Inventors: Lloyd D. Ingle, Leonard E. Peck, Jr., Jose A. Santana
  • Patent number: D658548
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Inventors: Nelson António Silva e Costa, Hugo José Santana Macedo