Patents by Inventor Kevin M. Daniels

Kevin M. Daniels 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).

  • Publication number: 20100124799
    Abstract: Techniques for manufacturing solar cells are disclosed. In one particular exemplary embodiment, the technique may comprise disposing a mask upstream of the solar cell, the mask comprising a plurality of filaments spaced apart from one another to define at least one aperture; directing a ribbon ion beam of desired species toward the solar cell to ion implant a portion of the solar cell defined by the at least one aperture of the mask; and orienting the ribbon ion beam such that longer cross-section dimension of the ribbon beam is perpendicular to the aperture in one plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Applicant: VARIAN SEMICONDUCTOR EQUIPMENT ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventors: Julian G. BLAKE, Kevin M. Daniels
  • Patent number: 7236853
    Abstract: A method and system can align a robot arm with a payload station. A probe and a contact detector may be positioned on the robot arm and three pins may be placed on the payload station. A controller may move the robot arm in a pattern over the payload station until contact may be made between the probe and one of the pins. A search about the contact location may be performed to obtain additional contacts. The search may be interrupted when contact is made between the probe and one of the pins. The position of the pin may be calculated from three such contacts on the spherical portion of the pin. The location of the probe at the time of contact may be stored and a localized search about the pin location may be performed. If the position of the pin cannot be resolved from three contacts, additional contacts may be made until a combination of three contacts does provide a solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Stanley W. Stone, Kevin M. Daniels
  • Patent number: 7155863
    Abstract: A window structure which may be used as a rear window in a pick-up truck or the like. In certain example embodiments, the window structure includes a slidable window panel or sheet located between a pair of fixed window panels or sheets. The slidable window panel may be approximately flush with the fixed panels when in the closed position, but not in the opened position. A seal carrier may be supported by the sliding window, and a bulb seal may be supported by at least the seal carrier so as to cover gap(s) adjacent an edge of the sliding window panel. A latch assembly is provided including spring biased pins adapted to laterally slide in the tracks of upper and lower frame members, respectively, during opening and closing of the slidable window panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Kevin M. Daniel, Robert V. Himebaugh, Mark A. Schreiner, Andrew T. Billiu