Patents by Inventor Paul A. Rodriguez

Paul A. Rodriguez 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: 10949985
    Abstract: An AM-FM representation is used to derive AM and FM based equations that can be applied to two consecutive frames in parallel to derive motion estimates. The multidimensional AM-FM representations provide general representations of non-stationary content in digital images. The AM-FM estimate captures single images and features of a video that can lead to different applications in image and video analysis, for example, computer-aided diagnosis in medical applications or monitoring micro-movements of rocky material in the pit slopes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventors: Victor Manuel Murray Herrera, Marios Stephanou Pattichis, Paul A. Rodriguez-Valderrama
  • Patent number: 10919801
    Abstract: A device for inducing by thermal poling a spatially controlled refractive index gradient inside at least one amorphous inorganic material to be treated, includes a structured electrode arranged on the surface or in proximity to the surface of the material to be treated; and at least one dielectric material. The structured electrode includes at least one conductive zone and at least one non-conductive zone and it is confined between the amorphous inorganic material to be treated and the dielectric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignees: UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX, INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE BORDEAUX, CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS), UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC
    Inventors: Marc Dussauze, Antoine Lepicard, Flavie Marie Bondu, Vincent Jean-Paul Rodriguez, Frédéric Adamietz, Thierry Cardinal, Evelyne Claude Fargin, Kathleen Richardson
  • Publication number: 20190322577
    Abstract: A device for inducing by thermal poling a spatially controlled refractive index gradient inside at least one amorphous inorganic material to be treated, includes a structured electrode arranged on the surface or in proximity to the surface of the material to be treated; and at least one dielectric material. The structured electrode includes at least one conductive zone and at least one non-conductive zone and it is confined between the amorphous inorganic material to be treated and the dielectric material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicants: Universite de Bordeaux, Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), University of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc
    Inventors: Marc DUSSAUZE, Antoine LEPICARD, Flavie Marie BONDU, Vincent Jean-Paul RODRIGUEZ, Frédéric ADAMIETZ, Thierry CARDINAL, Evelyne Claude FARGIN, Kathleen RICHARDSON
  • Publication number: 20190139234
    Abstract: An AM-FM representation is used to derive AM and FM based equations that can be applied to two consecutive frames in parallel to derive motion estimates. The multidimensional AM-FM representations provide general representations of non-stationary content in digital images. The AM-FM estimate captures single images and features of a video that can lead to different applications in image and video analysis, for example, computer-aided diagnosis in medical applications or monitoring micro-movements of rocky material in the pit slopes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Victor Manuel Murray Herrera, Marios Stephanou Pattichis, Paul A. Rodriguez-Valderrama
  • Patent number: 10248004
    Abstract: A method for the inscription of second-order nonlinear optical properties on a support including an amorphous material, the method including: heating the support within a temperature range allowing the movement of charges inside the support; applying a structured electrode to the support, generating an electrical field designed to induce the formation of non-linear optical properties on the surface of the support; and cooling the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignees: UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX, INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE BORDEAUX, CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS)
    Inventors: Marc Gaston Joseph Henri Dussauze, Evelyne Claude Fargin, Vincent Jean Paul Rodriguez, Thierry Cardinal, Frédéric Robert Adamietz
  • Patent number: 10161295
    Abstract: An engine cooling system includes an engine, an intercooler, a radiator fan, a cooling circuit thermally coupled to at least one of the engine and the intercooler and circulating a coolant, and a controller in signal communication with the cooling circuit. The controller is configured to: upon receipt of a request, when the engine is in an off state, activate a quick cooldown mode where the radiator fan and the cooling circuit are operated to circulate and supply the coolant to at least one of the engine and the intercooler to cool vehicle under hood components while the engine is in the off state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: James M Wilder, Jeremy J Anker, Paul Rodriguez, Mark V Musial, Farhan Ehsan
  • Publication number: 20180129117
    Abstract: A method for the inscription of second-order nonlinear optical properties on a support including an amorphous material, the method including: heating the support within a temperature range allowing the movement of charges inside the support; applying a structured electrode to the support, generating an electrical field designed to induce the formation of non-linear optical properties on the surface of the support; and cooling the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Marc Gaston Joseph Henri DUSSAUZE, Evelyne Claude FARGIN, Vincent Jean Paul RODRIGUEZ, Thierry CARDINAL, Frédéric Robert ADAMIETZ
  • Publication number: 20170284276
    Abstract: An engine cooling system includes an engine, an intercooler, a radiator fan, a cooling circuit thermally coupled to at least one of the engine and the intercooler and circulating a coolant, and a controller in signal communication with the cooling circuit. The controller is configured to: upon receipt of a request, when the engine is in an off state, activate a quick cooldown mode where the radiator fan and the cooling circuit are operated to circulate and supply the coolant to at least one of the engine and the intercooler to cool vehicle under hood components while the engine is in the off state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: James M. Wilder, Jeremy J. Anker, Paul Rodriguez, Mark V. Musial, Farhan Ehsan
  • Publication number: 20170232968
    Abstract: A line lock braking system includes a brake module configured to selectively apply hydraulic braking pressure against first wheels and second wheels of the vehicle, and a controller in signal communication with the brake module. The controller initiates, upon receipt of a request, a vehicle line lock mode and performs line lock braking of the vehicle where the brake module is controlled to selectively apply braking pressure against the first wheels and not the second wheels such that the second wheels are free to rotate based on a throttle applied by a driver; completes the line lock mode upon release of a button being depressed to enter and maintain activation of the line lock mode such that the braking pressure against the first wheels is released; and cancels the line lock mode upon determining a number of rotations of the second wheels exceeds a predetermined number of wheel rotations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: James M. Wilder, Jeremy J. Anker, Jeffrey Uehlein, Paul Rodriguez, Farhan Ehsan
  • Patent number: 9731721
    Abstract: A line lock braking system includes a brake module configured to selectively apply hydraulic braking pressure against first wheels and second wheels of the vehicle, and a controller in signal communication with the brake module. The controller initiates, upon receipt of a request, a vehicle line lock mode and performs line lock braking of the vehicle where the brake module is controlled to selectively apply braking pressure against the first wheels and not the second wheels such that the second wheels are free to rotate based on a throttle applied by a driver; completes the line lock mode upon release of a button being depressed to enter and maintain activation of the line lock mode such that the braking pressure against the first wheels is released; and cancels the line lock mode upon determining a number of rotations of the second wheels exceeds a predetermined number of wheel rotations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: James M Wilder, Jeremy J Anker, Jeffrey Uehlein, Paul Rodriguez, Farhan Ehsan
  • Patent number: 8908992
    Abstract: An image and video processing system and methods based on amplitude-modulation frequency-modulation (“AM-FM”) demodulation to provide high quality reconstructions, both visually and quantitatively. The system and methods reconstructs an image based on a Regularized Optimization (“RO”) of estimates to attain a small number of locally coherent components and simultaneously enforce a piecewise smooth constrain for one or more amplitude functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Paul A. Rodriguez-Valderrama, Marios Stephanou Pattichis, Victor Manuel Murray-Herrera
  • Patent number: 7470405
    Abstract: A microchannel reactor is disclosed that provides superior performance for three-phase (gas/liquid/solid-catalyst) reactions. The reactor may be used, for example, in industrial-scale catalysis, e.g., in large-scale chemical production, and also in catalyst screening. Each microchannel in the reactor has a separate micro-outlet to supply gas to the channel. Each microchannel is open on both ends, so that liquid may freely flow through the channels in both directions. Oscillatory forcing is applied to the liquid outside the microreactor. The combined effect of the separate gas inlets for each microchannel, the open nature of the microchannels on both ends, and oscillatory forcing results in highly efficient transport of both gas and liquid through all of the microchannels, promotes efficient mixing, and enhances catalysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University And Agricultural and Mechanical College
    Inventors: Frederick Carl Knopf, Virbert Paul Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20060159807
    Abstract: A container assembly comprises first and second containers. The first container includes a first body portion and a first rim. The first rim has a first plurality of ribs projecting generally upwardly therefrom such that first spaces are formed between adjacent ribs. The first rim has a generally convex shape. The second container includes a second body portion and a second rim. The second rim has a second plurality of ribs projecting generally downwardly therefrom such that second spaces are formed between adjacent ribs. The second rim has a generally concave shape. The first and second rims have shapes that correspond with each other when locked. The first and second containers are adapted to be releasably lockable by fitting the second plurality of ribs into respective ones of the first plurality of ribs and fitting the first spaces into respective ones of the second spaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2005
    Publication date: July 20, 2006
    Inventors: Thomas Hayes, Scott Brown, Paul Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 6281563
    Abstract: A CMOS semiconductor device is programmed by a laser beam which causes a PN junction in a silicon substrate to be permanently altered. This produces a leakage path between a program node and a tank region in the substrate; the program node can be an input to a transistor in a CMOS circuit, for example, so this node will always hold the transistor on or off depending whether or not it has been laser-programmed. Preferably, the tank region is of opposite type compared to the substrate, so the program node is electrically isolated from the substrate in either case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Kendall Scott Wills, Paul A. Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 5960263
    Abstract: A CMOS semiconductor device is programmed by a laser beam which causes a PN junction in a silicon substrate to be permanently altered. This produces a leakage path between a program node and a tank region in the substrate; the program node can be an input to a transistor in a CMOS circuit, for example, so this node will always hold the transistor on or off depending whether or not it has been laser-programmed. Preferably, the tank region is of opposite type compared to the substrate, so the program node is electrically isolated from the substrate in either case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Kendall Scott Wills, Paul A. Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 5605863
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing device or die is presented which uses laser deposited leads, with a filler to bridge the gap between the die and the lead frame. The filler may be oxide, poly amide, a combination of oxide layers and poly amide layers, plastic or a plastic which has plastic coated beads of metal. The die and lead frame are placed on a heat spreader. Leads are formed over the filler material from bond pads on the lead frame to bond pads on the die. Various protective materials are placed over the die to protect it from the package. Over the protective material is another heat spreader or other device that is required to make the die function better. Typical devices are batteries, capacitors, or other die. Finally, the structure is encapsulated in a package of non-conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1997
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Kendall S. Wills, Paul A. Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 5543365
    Abstract: A channel is formed in a wafer to fore descrite die. A portion of the wafer is heated in the channel. A portion of the heated portion is cooled to eliminate the uniform structure. The cooled portion is scribed to separate the die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1996
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Kendall S. Wills, Paul A. Rodriguez, Melvin Brewer
  • Patent number: D504022
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Assignee: Picture the Cure, Inc.
    Inventor: Brandon Paul Rodriguez
  • Patent number: D505017
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Assignee: Picture the Cure, Inc.
    Inventor: Brandon Paul Rodriguez
  • Patent number: D533359
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Picture the Cure
    Inventors: Brandon Paul Rodriguez, Zena Wolfson