Patents by Inventor Peter A. Burke

Peter A. Burke 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: 11794664
    Abstract: An underbody camera located beneath and within a wheel base of a vehicle includes a mounting bracket coupled to the vehicle, a camera housing, and a camera. The camera housing is coupled to the mounting bracket and defines an interior camera compartment. The camera is coupled to the camera housing and is arranged to lie within the interior camera compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Clarion Corporation of America
    Inventors: Richard Kim, Sundara Gopalakrishnan, Peter Burke, Ajinkya Patil
  • Patent number: 11794540
    Abstract: Technologies for a harness connected with an integrated wireless transceiver are disclosed. In the illustrative embodiment, an in-line connector with an integrated wireless transceiver is inserted between a vehicle connector and a trailer connector of a trailer wiring harness assembly. The wireless transceiver connects to a wireless sensor such as a camera and passes the sensor data to the vehicle connector. Connections from the trailer connector designated for video or other sensor data may not be connected to corresponding connections of the vehicle connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Clarion Corporation of America
    Inventors: Robert Kahlbaum, Valerie Zelko Byrd, Peter Burke, Leslie Tuckey, Andrew Lakin, Rushikesh Amin
  • Publication number: 20230307822
    Abstract: Wireless communication device (WCD) for use in an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) includes a multi-purpose WCD accessory. The accessory is comprised of a first plate having opposed first and second major faces. The first major face includes a heat transfer surface configured to contact a body of the WCD interior of the UAV when the WCD is secured to the first major face. A second plate is attached to the second major face in a cantilever configuration and extends exterior of the fuselage in a direction away from the second major surface. The second plate comprises at least a portion of a ground plane for an antenna system utilized by the WCD, and together with the first plate forms a heat sink for the WCD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2022
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Inventors: Peter Burke, Richard J. Nink, Joel Womack, Malcolm Packer, Thomas Howe, Aaron Hendershot
  • Publication number: 20230282732
    Abstract: A process of forming an electronic device can form an accumulation channel or an integrated diode by selective doping parts of a workpiece. In an embodiment, a doped region can be formed by implanting a sidewall of a body region. In another embodiment, a doped region can correspond to a remaining portion of a semiconductor layer after forming another doped region by implanting into a contact opening. The accumulation channel or the integrated diode can lower the barrier for a body diode turn-on. Reduced stored charge and QRR may be achieved, leading to lower switching losses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2022
    Publication date: September 7, 2023
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Balaji PADMANABHAN, Zia HOSSAIN, Dean E. PROBST, Peter A. BURKE, Sauvik CHOWDHURY
  • Patent number: 11742420
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a semiconductor device is formed having a plurality of active trenches formed within an active region of the semiconductor device. A first insulator is formed along at least a portion of sidewalls of each active trench. A perimeter termination trench is formed that surrounds the active region. The perimeter termination trench is formed having a first sidewall that is adjacent the active region and a second sidewall that is opposite the first sidewall. An insulator is formed along the second sidewall that has a thickness is greater than an insulator that is formed along the first sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Dean E. Probst, Peter A. Burke, Prasad Venkatraman
  • Publication number: 20230249841
    Abstract: Systems and methods for locating UAV. The methods comprise: causing a physical joining of a payload with a fuselage of the UAV without any modification to the fuselage (where the payload comprises a communication relay configured to perform relay operations to extend a range between users of a communication relay link for voice and data communications and a first locator configured to perform location operations to determine and report a location of the UAV to the users of the communication relay link); using a power source to supply power to the payload that is independent from a main power source used to supply power to avionic electronics of the UAV; and continuing to perform the relay operations by the communication relay and the location operations by the first locator, when power is no longer being supplied to the avionic electronics by the main power source of the UAV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Publication date: August 10, 2023
    Inventors: Peter Burke, Richard J. Nink, Joel Womack, Malcolm Packer, Thomas Howe, Aaron Hendershot
  • Patent number: 11708871
    Abstract: A one-way clutch, including: an outer race including a first outer race plate defining a first rocker pocket and a second outer race plate non-rotatably connected to the first outer race plate and defining a second rocker pocket; an inner race axially disposed between the first outer race plate and the second outer race plate; and a rocker assembly including a rocker arranged to contact the inner race and including a first portion disposed in the first rocker pocket and a second portion disposed in the second rocker pocket, a spring guide retained by the first outer race plate and the second outer race plate, and a spring engaged with the spring guide and in contact with the rocker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Peter Burke, Carsten Behler, Michael Hodge
  • Patent number: 11708904
    Abstract: A cable actuated multi-pawl park lock includes an actuator, a first park lock device arranged for engaging a first gear wheel, a first cable connecting the actuator to the first park lock device, a second park lock device arranged for engaging a second gear wheel, and a second cable connecting the actuator to the second park lock device. In some example embodiments, the actuator includes an actuator housing, the first park lock device includes a first park lock housing, the first cable includes a first outer jacket having a first end fixed to the actuator housing and a second end fixed to the first park lock housing, the second park lock device includes a second park lock housing, and the second cable includes a second outer jacket having a first end fixed to the actuator housing and a second end fixed to the second park lock housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Peter Burke, Michael Hodge, Tobias Heumann
  • Publication number: 20230215945
    Abstract: In one general aspect, an apparatus can include a first trench disposed in a semiconductor region and including a gate electrode and a second trench disposed in the semiconductor region. The apparatus can include a mesa region disposed between the first trench and the second trench. The apparatus can include a source region segment of a first conductivity type disposed in a first side of the mesa region where the source region segment is included in a plurality of source region segments and where the plurality of source region segments are aligned along the longitudinal axis. The apparatus can include a body region segment of a second conductivity type disposed in a second side of the mesa region opposite the first side of the mesa region and having a portion disposed above the source region segment where the body region segment is included in a plurality of body region segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2023
    Publication date: July 6, 2023
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Takashi OGURA, Takashi HIROSHIMA, Toshimitsu TANIGUCHI, Peter A. BURKE
  • Patent number: 11661980
    Abstract: A one-way clutch, including: an outer race; an inner race; and a rocker assembly. The outer race includes: a first outer race plate defining a first rocker pocket; and a second outer race plate non-rotatably connected to the first outer race plate and defining a second rocker pocket. The inner race is axially disposed between the first and second outer race plates. The rocker assembly is at least partly disposed in the first and second rocker pockets and includes a rocker arranged to contact the inner race, a spring guide including a spring arm, and a spring wrapped around the spring arm and urging the rocker in a pivot direction. The one-way clutch includes: a first annular thrust washer axially disposed between the first outer race plate and the inner race; or a friction-reducing coating adhered to the first outer race plate and facing the inner race.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Peter Burke, Michael Hodge, Carsten Behler
  • Publication number: 20230155022
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a region of semiconductor material comprising a shielded-gate trench structure. The shielded-gate trench structure includes an active trench, an insulated shield electrode in the lower portion of the active trench, an insulated gate electrode adjacent to the gate dielectric in an upper portion of the active trench, and an inter-pad dielectric (IPD) interposed between the gate electrode and the shield electrode. A conductive region is within the active trench and extends through the gate electrode and the IPD and is electrically connected to the shield electrode. The conductive region is electrically isolated from the gate electrode. The gate electrode comprises a shape that is uninterrupted on at least one side the conductive region in a top view so that the gate electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2022
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventor: Peter A. BURKE
  • Patent number: 11605734
    Abstract: In one general aspect, an apparatus can include a first trench disposed in a semiconductor region and including a gate electrode and a second trench disposed in the semiconductor region. The apparatus can include a mesa region disposed between the first trench and the second trench. The apparatus can include a source region segment of a first conductivity type disposed in a first side of the mesa region where the source region segment is included in a plurality of source region segments and where the plurality of source region segments are aligned along the longitudinal axis. The apparatus can include a body region segment of a second conductivity type disposed in a second side of the mesa region opposite the first side of the mesa region and having a portion disposed above the source region segment where the body region segment is included in a plurality of body region segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Takashi Ogura, Takashi Hiroshima, Toshimitsu Taniguchi, Peter A. Burke
  • Publication number: 20230034133
    Abstract: An underbody camera located beneath and within a wheel base of a vehicle includes a mounting bracket coupled to the vehicle, a camera housing, and a camera. The camera housing is coupled to the mounting bracket and defines an interior camera compartment. The camera is coupled to the camera housing and is arranged to lie within the interior camera compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Inventors: Richard KIM, Sundara GOPALAKRISHNAN, Peter BURKE, Ajinkya PATIL
  • Publication number: 20230008408
    Abstract: A cable actuated multi-pawl park lock includes an actuator, a first park lock device arranged for engaging a first gear wheel, a first cable connecting the actuator to the first park lock device, a second park lock device arranged for engaging a second gear wheel, and a second cable connecting the actuator to the second park lock device. In some example embodiments, the actuator includes an actuator housing, the first park lock device includes a first park lock housing, the first cable includes a first outer jacket having a first end fixed to the actuator housing and a second end fixed to the first park lock housing, the second park lock device includes a second park lock housing, and the second cable includes a second outer jacket having a first end fixed to the actuator housing and a second end fixed to the second park lock housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Publication date: January 12, 2023
    Applicant: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Peter Burke, Michael Hodge, Tobias Heumann
  • Publication number: 20220412412
    Abstract: A one-way clutch, including: an outer race; an inner race; and a rocker assembly. The outer race includes: a first outer race plate defining a first rocker pocket; and a second outer race plate non-rotatably connected to the first outer race plate and defining a second rocker pocket. The inner race is axially disposed between the first and second outer race plates. The rocker assembly is at least partly disposed in the first and second rocker pockets and includes a rocker arranged to contact the inner race, a spring guide including a spring arm, and a spring wrapped around the spring arm and urging the rocker in a pivot direction. The one-way clutch includes: a first annular thrust washer axially disposed between the first outer race plate and the inner race; or a friction-reducing coating adhered to the first outer race plate and facing the inner race.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Applicant: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Peter Burke, Michael Hodge, Carsten Behler
  • Publication number: 20220407411
    Abstract: In some aspects, the techniques described herein relate to a circuit including: a metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) including a gate, a source, and a drain; and a snubber circuit coupled between the drain and the source, the snubber circuit including: a diode having a cathode and an anode, the cathode being coupled with the drain; a capacitor having a first terminal coupled with the anode, and a second terminal coupled with the source; and a resistor having a first terminal coupled with the anode and the first terminal of the capacitor, and a second terminal coupled with the source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Dean E. PROBST, Joseph Andrew YEDINAK, Balaji PADMANABHAN, Peter A. BURKE, Jeffery A. NEULS, Ashok CHALLA
  • Publication number: 20220373082
    Abstract: A multi-pawl park lock includes a gear wheel, an actuation ring, a first pawl, a second pawl, and first and second strut rods. The first pawl includes a first tooth and the second pawl includes a second tooth. The strut rods connect the actuation ring to respective pawls. The actuation ring is arranged to rotate in a first rotational direction to rotate the first pawl about a first pawl axis and engage the first tooth with the gear wheel, and rotate the second pawl about a second pawl axis and engage the second tooth with the gear wheel, preventing rotation of the gear wheel. The actuation ring is also arranged to rotate in a second rotational direction, opposite the first rotational direction, to rotate the first pawl and disengage the first tooth, and rotate the second pawl and disengage the second tooth, permitting rotation of the gear wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventor: Peter Burke
  • Patent number: 11506284
    Abstract: A multi-pawl park lock includes a gear wheel, an actuation ring, a first pawl, a second pawl, and first and second strut rods. The first pawl includes a first tooth and the second pawl includes a second tooth. The strut rods connect the actuation ring to respective pawls. The actuation ring is arranged to rotate in a first rotational direction to rotate the first pawl about a first pawl axis and engage the first tooth with the gear wheel, and rotate the second pawl about a second pawl axis and engage the second tooth with the gear wheel, preventing rotation of the gear wheel. The actuation ring is also arranged to rotate in a second rotational direction, opposite the first rotational direction, to rotate the first pawl and disengage the first tooth, and rotate the second pawl and disengage the second tooth, permitting rotation of the gear wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventor: Peter Burke
  • Patent number: 11504841
    Abstract: An support structure of an article that has a tamper deterrent structure. The support structure, such as a handle, includes segments that are connected by a series of connectors. Both the segments and the connectors, on their own, are designed to prevent their use as a weapon. The connectors provide structure to the segments when the support structure is used as intended but are positioned so the support structure will fail upon intentional manipulation. This manipulation causes the support structure to break into smaller pieces in the event the support structure is attempted to be fashioned into or used as a weapon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: BOB BARKER COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Erin Paige Howell, Lena Renee Butterfield, Daniel Peter Burke
  • Patent number: 11482616
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a region of semiconductor material comprising a major surface and a first conductivity type and a shielded-gate trench structure. The shielded-gate trench structure includes an active trench, an insulated shield electrode in the lower portion of the active trench; an insulated gate electrode adjacent to the gate dielectric in an upper portion of the active trench; and an inter-pad dielectric (IPD) interposed between the gate electrode and the shield electrode. An interlayer dielectric (ILD) structure is over the major surface. A conductive region is within the active trench and extends through the ILD structure, the gate electrode, and the IPD, and is electrically connected to the shield electrode. The conductive region is electrically isolated from the gate electrode by a dielectric spacer. The gate electrode comprises a shape that surrounds the conductive region in a top view so that the gate electrode is uninterrupted by the conductive region and the dielectric spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventor: Peter A. Burke