Patents by Inventor Kenneth Peterson

Kenneth Peterson 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: 10026701
    Abstract: The various technologies presented herein relate to isolating an integrated circuit from electromagnetic radiation/interference. The integrated circuit can be encapsulated in a coating (e.g., a conformal coating). A conductive layer can be formed over the coating, where the conductive layer is deposited to connect with an electromagnetic shielding layer included in a substrate upon which the integrated circuit is located thereby forming a Faraday cage around the integrated circuit. Hollow spheres can be included in the coating to improve the dielectric constant of the coating. The conductive layer can be formed from at least one of metallic material or a polymer coating which includes conductive material. The integrated circuit can be utilized in conjunction with a heat sink and further, the integrated circuit can be of a flip chip configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher T. Rodenbeck, Kenneth A. Peterson
  • Publication number: 20170152154
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a reverse osmosis system including a feed water inlet, a reverse osmosis module coupled to the feed water inlet, and at least one blend valve. The blend valve can be coupled to a permeate outlet and the feed water inlet can be capable of blending the feed water and the permeate water to produce mixed water. The blend valve can be adjusted to achieve a desired TDS level in the mixed water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Saveliev, Kevin Carlson, Steven T. Jersey, John H. Burban, John Shanahan, David J. Averbeck, Tyler L. Adam, Kenneth A. Peterson
  • Patent number: 9648740
    Abstract: A ceramic substrate comprises a plurality of ceramic sheets, a plurality of inner conductive layers, a plurality of vias, and an upper conductive layer. The ceramic sheets are stacked one on top of another and include a top ceramic sheet. The inner conductive layers include electrically conductive material that forms electrically conductive features on an upper surface of each ceramic sheet excluding the top ceramic sheet. The vias are formed in each of the ceramic sheets with each via being filled with electrically conductive material. The upper conductive layer includes electrically conductive material that forms electrically conductive features on an upper surface of the top ceramic sheet. The upper conductive layer is constructed from a stack of four sublayers. A first sublayer is formed from titanium. A second sublayer is formed from copper. A third sublayer is formed from platinum. A fourth sublayer is formed from gold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Ambrose Wolf, Kenneth A. Peterson
  • Publication number: 20170105879
    Abstract: Medical dressings and medical dressing kits that can be used to proved positive pressure wound therapy. The medical dressings include one or more normally-closed valves. The medical dressing kits may further include fittings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew T. Scholz, Patricia A. Eull, Kenneth A. Peterson, Tony J. Kaufman
  • Patent number: 9561134
    Abstract: Medical dressings and medical dressing kits that can be used to proved positive pressure wound therapy. The medical dressings include one or more normally-closed valves. The medical dressing kits may further include fittings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew T. Scholz, Patricia A. Eull, Kenneth A. Peterson, Tony J. Kaufman
  • Patent number: 9374923
    Abstract: A method for forming a monolithic seal frame and lid for use with a substrate and electronic circuitry comprises the steps of forming a mandrel from a ceramic and glass based material, forming a seal frame and lid block from a ceramic and glass based material, creating a seal frame and lid by forming a compartment and a plurality of sidewalls in the seal frame and lid block, placing the seal frame and lid on the mandrel such that the mandrel fits within the compartment, and cofiring the seal frame and lid block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel S. Krueger, Kenneth A. Peterson, Dave Stockdale, James Brent Duncan, Bristen Riggs
  • Publication number: 20150319870
    Abstract: A method for forming a monolithic seal frame and lid for use with a substrate and electronic circuitry comprises the steps of forming a mandrel from a ceramic and glass based material, forming a seal frame and lid block from a ceramic and glass based material, creating a seal frame and lid by forming a compartment and a plurality of sidewalls in the seal frame and lid block, placing the seal frame and lid on the mandrel such that the mandrel fits within the compartment, and cofiring the seal frame and lid block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel S. Krueger, Kenneth A. Peterson, Dave Stockdale, James Brent Duncan, Bristen Riggs
  • Patent number: 9108349
    Abstract: A profiled extrusion replication process is disclosed that includes steps of (a) extruding a molten material through an extrusion die having at least one profiled die lip to form a molten extrudate having first and second major extrudate surfaces and having a first structural feature in the first major extrudate surface; (b) bringing the molten extrudate into contact with a tool surface comprising one or more second structural features so as to cause a portion of the first structural feature in the first major extrudate surface to contact the one or more second structural features on the tool surface; and (c) cooling the molten extrudate to provide the structured film. Structured films and apparatus for making structured films are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Graham M. Clarke, Patricia A. Eull, Kenneth A. Peterson, David F. Slama, Lee E. Olsen
  • Publication number: 20150145385
    Abstract: A method for forming a monolithic seal frame and lid for use with a substrate and electronic circuitry comprises the steps of forming a mandrel from a ceramic and glass based material, forming a seal frame and lid block from a ceramic and glass based material, creating a seal frame and lid by forming a compartment and a plurality of sidewalls in the seal frame and lid block, placing the seal frame and lid on the mandrel such that the mandrel fits within the compartment, and cofiring the seal frame and lid block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicants: Sandia Corporation, Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel S. Krueger, Kenneth A. Peterson, Dave Stockdale, James Brent Duncan, Bristen Riggs
  • Publication number: 20150090478
    Abstract: A ceramic substrate comprises a plurality of ceramic sheets, a plurality of inner conductive layers, a plurality of vias, and an upper conductive layer. The ceramic sheets are stacked one on top of another and include a top ceramic sheet. The inner conductive layers include electrically conductive material that forms electrically conductive features on an upper surface of each ceramic sheet excluding the top ceramic sheet. The vias are formed in each of the ceramic sheets with each via being filled with electrically conductive material. The upper conductive layer includes electrically conductive material that forms electrically conductive features on an upper surface of the top ceramic sheet. The upper conductive layer is constructed from a stack of four sublayers. A first sublayer is formed from titanium. A second sublayer is formed from copper. A third sublayer is formed from platinum. A fourth sublayer is formed from gold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Joseph Ambrose Wolf, Kenneth A. Peterson
  • Publication number: 20140231005
    Abstract: An electromagnetic isolation cavity surrounded by a generally annular solid conductive wall is produced by coating edge surfaces of respective dielectric tape layers with a material containing a conductor. The tape layers are then stacked, with the coated edge surfaces aligned and facing the electromagnetic isolation cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Sandia Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth A. Peterson, Richard T. Knudson, Frank R. Smith, Gregory Barner
  • Publication number: 20140221907
    Abstract: Medical dressings and medical dressing kits that can be used to proved positive pressure wound therapy. The medical dressings include one or more normally-closed valves. The medical dressing kits may further include fittings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Matthew T. Scholz, Patricia A. Eull, Kenneth A. Peterson, Tony J. Kaufman
  • Patent number: 8747591
    Abstract: Generally annular full tape thickness conductors are formed in single or multiple tape layers, and then stacked to produce an annular solid conductive wall for enclosing an electromagnetic isolation cavity. The conductors may be formed using punch and fill operations, or by flowing conductor-containing material onto the tape edge surfaces that define the interior sidewalls of the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Sandia Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth A. Peterson, Richard T. Knudson, Frank R. Smith, Gregory Barner
  • Patent number: 8617199
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a nasal dilator comprising at least one breathable layer of adhesive-coated high MVTR layer, such as a polyurethane film, one or more adhesive-coated high modulus “spring” elements for dilating the nasal passages by applying a tension force to the skin, and a carrier delivery system. The carrier delivery system comprises a separation line or split through the carrier to allow for easy delivery of the nasal dilator. The carrier aids in the handling and delivery of the thin adhesive-coated high MVTR layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Patricia A. Eull, Matthew T. Scholz, Kenneth A. Peterson
  • Patent number: 8426135
    Abstract: Devices and methods for thermally lysing of biological material, for example vegetative bacterial cells and bacterial spores, are provided. Hot solution methods for solubilizing bacterial spores are described. Systems for direct analysis are disclosed including thermal lysers coupled to sample preparation stations. Integrated systems capable of performing sample lysis, labeling and protein fingerprint analysis of biological material, for example, vegetative bacterial cells, bacterial spores and viruses are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Sandia National Laboratories
    Inventors: Jason A. A. West, Kyle W. Hukari, Kamlesh D. Patel, Kenneth A. Peterson, Ronald F. Renzi
  • Publication number: 20130037987
    Abstract: A profiled extrusion replication process is disclosed that includes steps of (a) extruding a molten material through an extrusion die having at least one profiled die lip to form a molten extrudate having first and second major extrudate surfaces and having a first structural feature in the first major extrudate surface; (b) bringing the molten extrudate into contact with a tool surface comprising one or more second structural features so as to cause a portion of the first structural feature in the first major extrudate surface to contact the one or more second structural features on the tool surface; and (c) cooling the molten extrudate to provide the structured film. Structured films and apparatus for making structured films are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Graham M. Clarke, Patricia A. Eull, Kenneth A. Peterson, David F. Slama, Lee E. Olsen
  • Publication number: 20120230892
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a carrier for flexible microassay devices (510). The carrier is detachably attached to the microassay device (510) and provides means for protecting and handling the flexible microassay device (510). A method of preparing a microassay device for use is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Kenneth A. Peterson, Raymond J. Kenney, Kurt J. Halverson
  • Publication number: 20110260344
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a carbonation system or gas delivery system including a liquid inlet, a gas inlet, a mixture outlet, and a mixing cartridge or membrane module. The mixing cartridge or membrane module can enhance the simultaneous absorption of gas and the transfer of heat out of the liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventors: John W. Shanahan, John H. Burban, Kenneth A. Peterson, Robert O. Crowder, Xijing Zhang, Michael Saveliev, Kevin Carlson
  • Publication number: 20110163016
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a reverse osmosis system including a feed water inlet, a reverse osmosis module coupled to the feed water inlet, and at least one blend valve. The blend valve can be coupled to a permeate outlet and the, feed water inlet and can be capable of blending the feed water and the permeate water to produce mixed water. The blend valve can be adjusted to achieve a desired TDS level in the mixed water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventors: Michael Saveliev, Kevin Carlson, Steven T. Jersey, John H. Burban, John Shanahan, David J. Averbeck, Tyler L. Adam, Kenneth A. Peterson
  • Publication number: 20110166594
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a nasal dilator comprising at least one breathable layer of adhesive-coated high MVTR layer, such as a polyurethane film, one or more adhesive-coated high modulus “spring” elements for dilating the nasal passages by applying a tension force to the skin, and a carrier delivery system. The carrier delivery system comprises a separation line or split through the carrier to allow for easy delivery of the nasal dilator. The carrier aids in the handling and delivery of the thin adhesive-coated high MVTR layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventors: Patricia A. Eull, Matthew T. Scholz, Kenneth A. Peterson