Patents by Inventor Phil Gibson

Phil Gibson 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: 9087164
    Abstract: A system may include a database configured to store information including characteristics of a plurality of components. The system may further include a server in communication with the database and configured to receive design requirements indicative of desired power supply designs; query the database for components that satisfy the design requirements; determine a plurality of power supply designs in accordance with the components and the design parameters; determine key parameters of at least a subset of the determined power supply designs; and rank the power supply designs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Perry, Khanh Nhat Vo, Dien Mac, Martin Garrison, Phil Gibson
  • Patent number: 8972751
    Abstract: A system may include a database configured to store information including characteristics of a plurality of components. The system may further include a server in communication with the database and configured to receive design parameters indicative of a plurality of loads of a multiple-load device; determine a plurality of power supply architectures that may be used to provide power supply solutions satisfying the plurality of loads, each power supply architecture including at least one position requiring a component configured to satisfy a load requirement; for each one of at least a subset of the plurality of power supply architectures, determine, based on the characteristics of the plurality of components, at least one component configured to satisfy the corresponding load requirement for each position of the one of the power supply architectures; and generate at least one power supply design in accordance with the power supply architectures and the determined components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: National Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Perry, Martin Garrison, Dien Mac, Howard Chen, Phil Gibson, Thomas Jewell
  • Patent number: 8712741
    Abstract: A system may include a database configured to store information including characteristics of a plurality of components. The system may further include a server in communication with the database and configured to: receive design parameters indicative of a plurality of power supply loads to be powered; determine a plurality of power supply architectures that may be used to provide power supply solutions satisfying the plurality of loads, each power supply architecture including at least one position requiring a component configured to satisfy a load requirement; for each one of at least a subset of the plurality of power supply architectures, determine, based on the characteristics of the plurality of components, at least one component configured to satisfy the corresponding load requirement for each position of the one of the power supply architectures; and generate at least one power supply design in accordance with the power supply architectures and the determined components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: National Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Robert Perry, Martin Garrison, Dien Mac, Khang Nguyen, Ajay Padgaonkar, Phil Gibson, Scott Hung, Werner Berns
  • Publication number: 20110320998
    Abstract: A system may include a database configured to store information including characteristics of a plurality of components. The system may further include a server in communication with the database and configured to receive design parameters indicative of characteristics of an LED lighting solution; determine a plurality of LED lighting array designs, each design including at least one of a parallel and a series arrangement of LEDs and configured to provide an amount of light specified by the design parameters; for each one of at least a subset of the plurality of LED lighting array designs, determine an LED driver design configured to power the one of the LED lighting array designs; and generate at least one LED lighting solution, each LED lighting solution including one of the LED lighting array designs combined with one of the LED driver designs configured to power the one of the LED lighting arrays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Perry, Dien Mac, Khanh Vo, Shrikrishna Srinivasan, Kristen Elserougi Kawar, Phil Gibson
  • Publication number: 20110320175
    Abstract: A system may include a database configured to store information including characteristics of a plurality of components. The system may further include a server in communication with the database and configured to: receive design parameters indicative of a plurality of power supply loads to be powered; determine a plurality of power supply architectures that may be used to provide power supply solutions satisfying the plurality of loads, each power supply architecture including at least one position requiring a component configured to satisfy a load requirement; for each one of at least a subset of the plurality of power supply architectures, determine, based on the characteristics of the plurality of components, at least one component configured to satisfy the corresponding load requirement for each position of the one of the power supply architectures; and generate at least one power supply design in accordance with the power supply architectures and the determined components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventors: Jeffrey Robert Perry, Martin Garrison, Dien Mac, Khang Nguyen, Ajay Padgaonkar, Phil Gibson, Scott Hung, Werner Berns
  • Publication number: 20110320848
    Abstract: A system may include a database configured to store information including characteristics of a plurality of components. The system may further include a server in communication with the database and configured to receive design parameters indicative of a plurality of loads of a multiple-load device; determine a plurality of power supply architectures that may be used to provide power supply solutions satisfying the plurality of loads, each power supply architecture including at least one position requiring a component configured to satisfy a load requirement; for each one of at least a subset of the plurality of power supply architectures, determine, based on the characteristics of the plurality of components, at least one component configured to satisfy the corresponding load requirement for each position of the one of the power supply architectures; and generate at least one power supply design in accordance with the power supply architectures and the determined components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Perry, Martin Garrison, Dien Mac, Howard Chen, Phil Gibson, Thomas Jewell
  • Patent number: 7917485
    Abstract: A sender, such as a sales representative, may create a customized product notice message directly from a web site that is then sent to one or more customers. The customized product notice message may contain information, such as URL links, that relate to the product. The product notice message may also be customized to include items such as the sender's company logo and the like. When the user opens the product notice message a tracking message is automatically sent to the user who created the message. The user's activity relating to the content of the message that may be tracked is stored within a data store. This activity data may then be delivered to the sender at predetermined times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: National Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Phil Gibson, Robert Reneau, William Citajaya, Balraj Gill, Jeffrey R. Perry
  • Publication number: 20100325599
    Abstract: A system may include a database configured to store information including characteristics of a plurality of components. The system may further include a server in communication with the database and configured to receive design requirements indicative of desired power supply designs; query the database for components that satisfy the design requirements; determine a plurality of power supply designs in accordance with the components and the design parameters; determine key parameters of at least a subset of the determined power supply designs; and rank the power supply designs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Perry, Khanh Nhat Vo, Dien Mac, Martin Garrison, Phil Gibson
  • Patent number: 6931369
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for thermally simulating a circuit over a network is provided. Techniques are provided for designing a circuit that satisfies user-specified functional requirements received over a network. Based on the specified requirements, components and a topology for constructing the circuit are automatically determined. The components determined during this operation have operational values such that, when the components are arranged according to the topology to form the circuit, the circuit satisfies the user-specified functional requirements. One or more web pages that identify the components are then delivered to the browser over the network. The component and topology information may be used to generate a schematic diagram that is delivered in a web page to the user over the network. The user may thermally simulate the designed circuit. Many characteristics of the board may be adjusted to provide an accurate thermal simulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Assignee: National Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Robert Perry, Martin Garrison, Rex L. Allison, III, Richard Levin, Phil Gibson, Vandana A. Sojrani, Khang Nguyen, Wanda Carol Garrett, John D. Perzow
  • Patent number: 6678877
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for PCB layout of a circuit simulated over a network is provided. Techniques are provided for designing a circuit that satisfies user-specified functional requirements received over a network. Based on the specified requirements, components and a topology for constructing the circuit are automatically determined. The components determined during this operation have operational values such that, when the components are arranged according to the topology to form the circuit, the circuit satisfies the user-specified functional requirements. The components are placed on a PC board having landing areas designed to accommodate all of the anticipated component sizes for the type of circuit being designed. The PC board may be cropped to the desired size. The PCB may be cropped automatically or manually by the user. The component and topology information may be used to generate a schematic diagram that is delivered in a web page to the user over the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: National Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Robert Perry, Martin Garrison, Rex L. Allison, III, Richard Levin, Phil Gibson, Vandana A. Sojrani, Khang Nguyen, Wanda Carol Garrett