Patents by Inventor Michael Maldonado

Michael Maldonado 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: 10394996
    Abstract: Via array placement on a printed circuit board (PCB) outline including receiving, by a PCB design module, via array data from a user; generating, by the PCB design module, a via array based on the via array data from the user, including placing the via array on the PCB outline, wherein the via array comprises a grid of vias; detecting, by the PCB design module, that a first PCB element has been placed on top of a first portion of the via array on the PCB outline; removing, by the PCB design module, the first portion of the via array under the first PCB element, wherein a second portion of the via array remains on the PCB outline after removing the first portion of the via array; and generating, by the PCB design module, a PCB design document using the PCB outline and the second portion of the via array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael A. Christo, David L. Green, Julio A. Maldonado, Diana D. Zurovetz
  • Patent number: 10362674
    Abstract: Power may be supplied to an electronic module according to various techniques. In one general implementation, for example, a system for supplying power to an electronic module may include a printed circuit board, the electronic module, and a conductive foil. The board may include a number of contact locations on a first side, with at least one of the contact locations electrically coupled to a via to a second side of the board. The electronic module may be electrically coupled to the contact locations on the first side of the board and receive electrical power through the at least one contact location electrically coupled to a via. The foil may be adapted to convey electrical power for the electronic module and electrically coupled on the second side of circuit board to at least the via electrically coupled to a contact location that receives electrical power for the electronic module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael A. Christo, Julio A. Maldonado, Roger D. Weekly, Tingdong Zhou
  • Patent number: 10303838
    Abstract: Dynamic electronic printed circuit board (PCB) design is provided. A test net on a PCB is dynamically created utilizing a first rule defining a net parameter and a second rule defining a padstack geometric parameter. A first evaluation of one or more nets having a first padstack is performed against the first rule. A second evaluation of both the first padstack and a reference padstack determined to be adjacently positioned to the first padstack is performed against the second rule. Based on the evaluations, a potential test net having a potential test padstack is dynamically selected from the evaluated nets. The selected potential test net is dynamically transformed into the test net. The dynamic transformation includes modifying the potential test padstack and/or the reference padstack utilizing the second rule. The dynamic creation of the test net improves the efficiency of electronic PCB design by mitigating time and footprint consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael A. Christo, David L. Green, Julio A. Maldonado, Diana D. Zurovetz
  • Patent number: 10303836
    Abstract: An approach is provided in which an information handling system creates a printed circuit board (PCB) layout based upon a set of packaged components. The information handling system modifies the PCB layout based upon an adjustment of the set of packaged components and generates board design data based on the modified PCB layout. In turn, the information handling system simulates the PCB layout using the board design data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael A. Christo, David L. Green, Julio A. Maldonado, Diana D. Zurovetz
  • Patent number: 10237621
    Abstract: A method of operating a video services receiver involves the processing of video data for presentation on a display element associated with the video services receiver. During presentation of the video event, a screenshot command is received at the video services receiver. The screenshot command originates from a remote control device assigned to the video services receiver. In response to receiving the screenshot command, a currently displayed image on the display element is captured as a saved screenshot. The method continues by providing a screenshot sharing user interface for presentation on the display element. The user interface includes at least one interactive control to facilitate sharing of the saved screenshot from the video services receiver. The method continues by outputting the saved screenshot from the video services receiver in association with a selected sharing application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: DISH TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Abhijit Sharma, Michael Maldonado
  • Publication number: 20170280200
    Abstract: A method of operating a video services receiver involves the processing of video data for presentation on a display element associated with the video services receiver. During presentation of the video event, a screenshot command is received at the video services receiver. The screenshot command originates from a remote control device assigned to the video services receiver. In response to receiving the screenshot command, a currently displayed image on the display element is captured as a saved screenshot. The method continues by providing a screenshot sharing user interface for presentation on the display element. The user interface includes at least one interactive control to facilitate sharing of the saved screenshot from the video services receiver. The method continues by outputting the saved screenshot from the video services receiver in association with a selected sharing application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C.
    Inventors: Abhijit Sharma, Michael Maldonado
  • Patent number: 9255815
    Abstract: A guitar slide adapted to be worn on a musician's finger has an annular end including a hole adapted for receiving the musician's finger, and a semiannular end adapted to extend over a tip of the musician's finger. The semiannular end forms a recess adapted for the musician's finger to rest within and is configured such that the recess becomes wider as the distance from the annular end increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Inventor: Jonathan Michael Maldonado
  • Publication number: 20150090095
    Abstract: A guitar slide adapted to be worn on a musician's finger has an annular end including a hole adapted for receiving the musician's finger, and a semiannualar end adapted to extend over a tip of the musician's finger. The semiannualar end-forms a recess adapted for the musician's finger to rest within and is configured such that the recess becomes wider as the distance from the annular end increases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Jonathan Michael Maldonado
  • Patent number: 5992587
    Abstract: A motorcycle disk brake rotor in the shape of an annular ring is (i) mounted to the motorcycles rear wheel at the outside of its annulus and (ii) swept by the yoke of a disk brake caliper that is mounted to the inside of the annulus. A belt pulley affixes at its exterior circumferential region--either rigidly or "floating"--the exterior annular region of the disk brake rotor which is in the shape of the annular ring. A motorcycle disk brake caliper assembly is anchored at one mounting point to the motorcycle's rear axle shaft, and at a second mounting point to the motorcycle's suspension swingarm, engages the disk brake rotor from the inside of its annulus. The combined disk brake and belt pulley assembly is compact and visually regularly appearing. It may suitably be stylized with the same pattern as are the wheels of the motorcycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Inventor: Michael Maldonado
  • Patent number: 5964312
    Abstract: A motorcycle's running, turn and/or stop lights are located in cavities at the ends of each leg of a "U" shape rear suspension swing arm. Lenses to each light are preferably integrated with the exterior contours of the swing arm, presenting illumination preferably to both the rear and the sides of the motorcycle. Connective wiring is preferably within the swingarm. The lenses are removable to expose both (i) axle nuts and (ii) axle adjustment screws, permitting full adjustment of both. The integrated swingarm and light assembly is completely compatible with, and may suitably be retrofitted to, existing motorcycles where it serves to present a sleek, smooth and compact appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1999
    Inventor: Michael Maldonado