Patents by Inventor Mark A. Bachman

Mark A. Bachman 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: 20220266261
    Abstract: The present invention describes a device for sorting small particles using electric fields. The device described herein comprises one or more electrically conducting structures suspended in a fluid flow stream used to redirect the movement of particles in the flow stream. The electrically conducting structures are longitudinally disposed at a center axis of a fluidic channel. As particles flow in the fluid, electric fields on the suspended conductors move the small particles from one flow region to another, allowing them to be redirected to different endpoints.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Mark Bachman, Philip N Duncan, Sarkis Babikian
  • Publication number: 20220241975
    Abstract: A control system includes a task manager that can determine capability requirements to perform a task on the target object. The task has an associated series of sub-tasks, with the sub-tasks having one or more capability requirements. The task manager selects and assigns a first sequence of sub-tasks to a first robotic machine that has a first set of capabilities and operates according to a first mode of operation. The task manager selects and assigns a second sequence of sub-tasks to a second robotic machine that has a second set of capabilities and operates according to a second mode of operation. The task manager selects the first robotic machine based on the first set of capabilities and the first mode of operation of the first robotic machine, and selects the second robotic machine based on the second set of capabilities and the second mode of operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Huan Tan, John Michael Lizzi, Charles Burton Theurer, Balajee Kannan, Romano Patrick, Mark Bachman, Michael VanderLinden, Mark Bradshaw Kraeling, Norman Wellings
  • Patent number: 11331663
    Abstract: A microfluidic component package that is readily integratable within a microfluidic system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Mark Bachman, Sarkis Babikian, Guann-Pyng Li
  • Publication number: 20220061304
    Abstract: A vehicle system with spray control is provided. The vehicle system includes a vehicle platform for a vehicle, a dispenser configured to dispense a composition onto at least a portion of an environmental feature adjacent to the vehicle, and a controller configured to operate one or more of the vehicle, the vehicle platform, or the dispenser based at least in part on environmental information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Mark Bachman, Michael VanderLinden, Norman Wellings, Mark Bradshaw Kraeling
  • Patent number: 11207002
    Abstract: A wearable sensor apparatus is disclosed that includes a flexible substrate adapted to be coupled with a skin surface of an expectant mother. A conductor is disposed on the flexible substrate. The conductor can include micron-scale invaginations. The conductor can be capable of repeatable variation in resistance when subject to a strain. Also disclosed is a system for monitoring the health of a fetus in utero that includes a wearable sensor apparatus. The wearable sensor apparatus is configured to output a signal responsive to an electrical input. The system includes a computing system with one or more hardware processors. The computing system is programmed to implement a signal processing module configured to access the output signal from the wearable strain gauge and generate an output indicative of health of the baby in utero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Inventors: Michelle Khine, Jonathan Pegan, Eugene Lee, Mark Bachman, Joshua Kim, Sun-Jun Park, Gareth Forde, Dorsey Ligon
  • Publication number: 20200253493
    Abstract: A miniature wireless pressure sensor has an inductor and a capacitor. The inductor and the capacitor form a L-C resonator with a resonate frequency. The inductor's inductance is affected by a slidable electro-magnetic element. When an outside pressure is applied onto the element, it causes the element to move and such movement changes the inductance of the inductor. Because of that, the resonate frequency is changed. Therefore, the change in resonate frequency indicates a change in the outside pressure. The L-C resonator is calibrated to correlate with the outside pressure. Such a miniature wireless pressure sensor facilitates the monitoring of physiological pressure in different part of human body such as eyes and cranium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Bachman, Sarkis Babikian, Guann-Pyng Li
  • Patent number: 10739521
    Abstract: A microwave waveguide switch that can route electromagnetic radiation by switching one or more first waveguides into one or more second waveguides. The device utilizes a stacked moveable routing component comprising multiple different routing configurations in a single stack. An external actuator moves the stack in such a way as to align different ports with different signal waveguides thereby achieving different routing states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: XIDAS INC.
    Inventor: Mark Bachman
  • Patent number: 10675627
    Abstract: Systems and methods directed to an array of microstructures for biological cell sorting with each individual structure component including an integrated magnetic element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Mark Bachman, Wesley A. Cox-Muranami
  • Patent number: 10634482
    Abstract: A method of making a sensor apparatus including placing a mask over a polymeric sheet, wherein the mask is configured to block regions of the polymeric sheet, depositing a conductive structure on the polymeric sheet at regions exposed through the mask, shrinking the polymeric sheet with conductive structure patterned on its surface by heating, and transferring the conductive structure to a flexible substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Jonathan Pegan, Michelle Khine, Mark Bachman, Joshua Kim, Sun-Jun Park
  • Patent number: 10580604
    Abstract: Micro-electromagnetically actuated latched miniature relay switches formed from laminate layers comprising a spring and magnet, electromagnetic coils, magnetic latching material, and transmission line with contacts. Preferably the miniature relay switches transmit up to about 50 W of DC or AC line power, and carry up to about 10 A of load current, with an overall volume of less than about 100 mm3. In addition to switching large power, the device preferably requires less than 3 V to actuate, and has a latching feature that retains the switch state after actuation without the need for external applied voltage or current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Mark Bachman, Guann-Pyng Li, Yang Zhang, Minfeng Wang
  • Patent number: 10553358
    Abstract: An electronic substrate or interposer comprising nanoporous films, such as anodic aluminum oxide, containing vertically etched openings (“vias”) that are filled with a conductive material, forming a high density collection of vertically oriented vias that conduct electricity from one side of the substrate to the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Mark Bachman, Guann-Pyng Li
  • Patent number: 10471276
    Abstract: An apparatus and method utilizes photonics, particularly lasers, and biometric feedback for physiological and neurological stimulation. While many areas of the body are candidates, such laser stimulation is particularly directed to the outer ear. Lasers positioned over the ear stimulate targets on the outer ear for pain and stress management and regulation of the autonomic nervous system to affect symptoms and clinical conditions. Laser positioning, wavelength, aiming, focus, power, power density, timing, and sequencing are managed and modified dynamically in real time to effect a personalized and effective treatment protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: William Beckner, John A. Ives, Mark Bachman, Guann-Pyng Li
  • Publication number: 20190321821
    Abstract: A microfluidic component package that is readily integratable within a microfluidic system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Bachman, Sarkis Babikian, Guann-Pyng Li
  • Publication number: 20190146158
    Abstract: A microwave waveguide switch that can route electromagnetic radiation by switching one or more first waveguides into one or more second waveguides. The device utilizes a stacked moveable routing component comprising multiple different routing configurations in a single stack. An external actuator moves the stack in such a way as to align different ports with different signal waveguides thereby achieving different routing states.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventor: Mark Bachman
  • Publication number: 20190113326
    Abstract: A method of making a sensor apparatus including placing a mask over a polymeric sheet, wherein the mask is configured to block regions of the polymeric sheet, depositing a conductive structure on the polymeric sheet at regions exposed through the mask, shrinking the polymeric sheet with conductive structure patterned on its surface by heating, and transferring the conductive structure to a flexible substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan Pegan, Michelle Khine, Mark Bachman, Joshua Kim, Sun-Jun Park
  • Patent number: 10161737
    Abstract: A sensor apparatus including a flexible substrate and a wrinkled conductor disposed on the flexible substrate. In some embodiments, the conductor includes micro-scale invaginations. Also disclosed are methods of making a sensor apparatus, including: placing a mask over a polymeric sheet, wherein the mask is configured to block regions of the polymeric sheet, depositing a conductive structure on the polymeric sheet at regions exposed through the mask, shrinking the polymeric sheet with conductive structure patterned on its surface by heating, and transferring the conductive structure to a flexible substrate. Also disclosed are methods of sensing a health condition of a user or patient. The methods include coupling a sensor apparatus to a surface of a user or patient overlying structures to be monitored. The sensor apparatus may include a crumpled conductor capable of detecting strain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Jonathan Pegan, Michelle Khine, Mark Bachman, Joshua Kim, Sun-Jun Park
  • Publication number: 20180280721
    Abstract: An apparatus and method utilizes photonics, particularly lasers, and biometric feedback for physiological and neurological stimulation. While many areas of the body are candidates, such laser stimulation is particularly directed to the outer ear. Lasers positioned over the ear stimulate targets on the outer ear for pain and stress management and regulation of the autonomic nervous system to affect symptoms and clinical conditions. Laser positioning, wavelength, aiming, focus, power, power density, timing, and sequencing are managed and modified dynamically in real time to effect a personalized and effective treatment protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: William Beckner, John A. Ives, Mark Bachman, Guann-Pyng Li
  • Publication number: 20170316881
    Abstract: An electronic substrate or interposer comprising nanoporous films, such as anodic aluminum oxide, containing vertically etched openings (“vias”) that are filled with a conductive material, forming a high density collection of vertically oriented vias that conduct electricity from one side of the substrate to the other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Mark Bachman, Guann-Pyng Li
  • Publication number: 20170301493
    Abstract: Micro-electromagnetically actuated latched miniature relay switches formed from laminate layers comprising a spring and magnet, electromagnetic coils, magnetic latching material, and transmission line with contacts. Preferably the miniature relay switches transmit up to about 50 W of DC or AC line power, and carry up to about 10 A of load current, with an overall volume of less than about 100 mm3. In addition to switching large power, the device preferably requires less than 3 V to actuate, and has a latching feature that retains the switch state after actuation without the need for external applied voltage or current.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Mark Bachman, Guann-Pyng Li, Yang Zhang, Minfeng Wang
  • Patent number: 9794704
    Abstract: A hearing aid apparatus is provided. In one embodiment, a system and method are provided for using a tympanostomy tube as a platform for driving the middle ear. The system and method may employ a mechanical interface for driving the middle ear. In another embodiment, a hearing aid apparatus includes a direct-drive hearing device (DHD) having a silicone mold on one end, where the silicone mold has an attached magnet; and a tympanostomy tube with a ferromagnetic cap, where the tympanostomy tube is insertable into a tympanic membrane. The DHD is configured for insertion in an ear canal such that the magnet attached to the silicone mold is in contact with the ferromagnetic cap of the tympanostomy tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Hamid Djalilian, Mark Bachman, Peyton Paulick, Mark Merlo