Patents by Inventor Joseph M. Mann

Joseph M. Mann 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: 10750623
    Abstract: A method and associated apparatus are disclosed for forming a conductive via that extends partly through a multi-layer assembly, wherein the method comprises forming a cavity from a surface of the multi-layer assembly to a first depth. The cavity extends through a plurality of layers of the multi-layer assembly. The plurality of layers comprises a healing layer comprising a plurality of microcapsules. Forming the cavity ruptures some of the plurality of microcapsules to release encapsulated material into the cavity. The released encapsulated material defines a second depth from the surface, the second depth being closer to the surface than the first depth. The method further comprises depositing conductive material within the cavity to form the conductive via that extends to the second depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew S. Doyle, Joseph Kuczynski, Phillip V. Mann, Kevin M. O'Connell
  • Patent number: 10531576
    Abstract: A method and structure are provided for implementing enhanced via creation without creating a via barrel stub. The need to backdrill during printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing is eliminated. After the vias have been drilled, but before plating, a via plug with a specialized geometry and including a capillary is inserted into each via to allow electroplating on only preferred wall surfaces of the vias. Then a board plating process of the PCB manufacturing is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew S. Doyle, Joseph Kuczynski, Phillip V. Mann, Kevin M. O'Connell
  • Patent number: 10331911
    Abstract: An electromagnetic radiation (EMR) receiver is located upon a printed circuit board (PCB) glass security layer. EMR flux is transmitted by the glass security layer and received by the EMR receiver. When the PCB is subject to a tamper event the EMR transmitted by glass security layer is increased. A monitoring device that monitors the flux or interference pattern of the EMR received by the EMR receiver detects a change in flux or interference pattern and passes a tamper signal to one or more computer system devices to respond to the tamper event. For example, one or more cryptographic adapter card or computer system functions or secured crypto components may be disabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Kuczynski, Phillip V. Mann, Kevin M. O'Connell
  • Patent number: 4684786
    Abstract: An electrically heated fuel pick-up assembly insertable into a motor vehicle fuel tank for defrosting and dewaxing the fuel therein at the fuel pick-up point includes an inner tube substantially coextensive with and disposed within an outer tube in spaced relationship thereto to define therewith a fuel flow passage therebetween. The inner and outer tubes are immersed within the fuel tank and are supported by a base member attached to one end of the outer tube. A flexible PTC resistance strip heater of the type which automatically adjusts its heat output in response to fuel temperature is spirally disposed along the entire length of the passage on ribs secured to the inner tube for heating the fuel flowing through the passage from a fuel inlet in the end of the inner tube opposite the base member to a fuel outelt in the cap member communicating with an engine fuel supply line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1987
    Assignee: Navistar International Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph M. Mann, James A. Spitler
  • Patent number: 4604604
    Abstract: A material wear indicator for a disc brake lining or clutch pad or any other erodible part comprises a vapor substance. Erosion of the part to a predetermined level exposes the substance to an ambient environment or other chemical means. The substance begins to exude an invisible vapor with a specific scent or oder. Alternatively or in combination with a scent emission, visible vapor can be color coded for a fretted part identification or erosion level thereof. The presence of the vapor immediately alerts service personnel of the danger and necessity to replace the worn-out part. The vapor emitting wear indicator does not require any electrical, hydraulic, sound or mechanical connection to any gauge or system and therefore represents one of the cheapest, reliable and most effective ways to indicate the selected level of material abrasion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1986
    Assignee: International Harvester Company
    Inventor: Joseph M. Mann