Patents by Inventor Richard A. Wilson

Richard A. Wilson 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: 10320335
    Abstract: An RF amplifier includes an amplifier chip on a flange having an input and an output comprising a parasitic capacitance and a parasitic inductance, a first chip capacitor coupled to the output of the output of the amplifier by a first plurality of bond wires, and a second chip capacitor coupled to the first chip capacitor by a second plurality of bond wires, and an output impedance matching network having an input coupled to the output of the second chip capacitor by a third plurality of bond wires, and an output, and a phase shift between the input and the output of less than 90 degrees, wherein the phase shift from the output of the amplifier chip to the output of the output impedance matching network is 180 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Haedong Jang, Bjoern Herrmann, Zulhazmi Mokhti, Richard Wilson
  • Publication number: 20190165753
    Abstract: An amplifier circuit includes a first port, a second port, a reference potential port, and an RF amplifier device having a first terminal electrically coupled to the first port, a second terminal electrically coupled to the second port, and a reference potential terminal electrically coupled to the reference potential port. The RF amplifier device amplifies an RF signal across an RF frequency range that includes a fundamental RF frequency. An impedance matching network is electrically coupled to the first terminal and the first port. The impedance matching network includes a baseband termination circuit that presents low impedance in a baseband frequency region, a fundamental frequency matching circuit that presents a complex conjugate of an intrinsic impedance of the RF amplifier device in the RF frequency range, and a second order harmonic termination circuit that presents low impedance at second order harmonics of frequencies in the fundamental RF frequency range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Bayaner Arigong, Haedong Jang, Richard Wilson, Frank Trang, Qianli Mu, EJ Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10301228
    Abstract: Biochar is provided that is treated to have certain chemical and physical properties found to have the highest impact on plant growth and/or soil health. In particular, the following physical and/or chemical properties, among others, of a biochar have been identified as critical properties to control for in the selection of biomass feedstock, pyrolysis conditions, and/or enhancing treatment to increase biochar performance: (i) bulk density (ii) impregnation capacity; (iii) particle size distribution; (iv) solid particle density; (v) surface area; (vi) porosity; (vii) total porosity; (viii) ratio of macroporosity to total porosity (ix) content of residual organic compounds; (x) content of volatile organic compounds; (xii) ash content; (xiii) water holding capacity; (xiv) water retention capabilities; (xv) levels of dioxins and other potentially hazardous byproducts of pyrolysis; and (xvi) pH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Cool Planet Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ranko Panayatov Bontchev, Han Suk Kim, Richard W. Wilson, Richard Wilson Belcher, Cameron Cheyne, Leo E. Manzer, Mark L. Jarand, Haijun Wan, Rajashekharam Malyala
  • Publication number: 20190154298
    Abstract: A system and method to control environmental parameters of predefined zones within a structure. An embodiment of the system uses damper assemblies that are entirely wireless as a result of energy capturing devices which convert air flow within the HVAC system ductwork into electrical current and a wireless control module that remove the need for hard-wiring for power or control. Still further, an embodiment of the system uses wireless components to monitor the environmental parameters of a structure's zones, process and communicate necessary zone adjustments, and actuate system components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Al ZELCZER, Leonard ROTH, Richard WILSON, Kenneth BARTON, Adam BUSH
  • Publication number: 20190149117
    Abstract: A phase shifter having a four port hybrid coupler is provided. The four port hybrid coupler has first and second input ports and first and second output ports. The four port hybrid coupler is configured to shift the phase of an RF signal as between the first and second input ports. First and second active semiconductor devices are connected to first and second output ports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Bayaner Arigong, Richard Wilson, Haedong Jang, Frank Trang, Timothy Canning, Rongguo Zhou
  • Publication number: 20190145523
    Abstract: A controllable mechanical seal for sealing a shaft rotatable relative to a housing of a device which manipulates a fluid, the seal including: (i) a first face element having a first face surface, wherein the first face element is adapted to rotate with the shaft; (ii) a second face element having a second face surface, wherein the second face element is adapted to be supported within the housing; wherein the first face surface and the second face surface define a gap between the surfaces, physical dimensions of the gap contributing to defining a leakage rate of the fluid through the gap; wherein at least one of the first face element or the second face element includes at least one cavity wholly contained within the face element, the at least one cavity adapted to contain a hydraulic fluid; and wherein the at least one cavity is in fluid communication with at least one hydraulic intensifier and at least one pressure control valve, the at least one hydraulic intensifier being in pressure communication with a s
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Richard F. Salant, John Wilson Payne
  • Patent number: 10265670
    Abstract: A method for capturing material extracted from biochar, the method comprising the steps of: (i) providing a biochar; (ii) contacting the biochar with a treating liquid, where the treating liquid causes the removal of solids from the pores and surface of the biochar, thereby creating a resulting solution or extract comprised of the treating liquid and removed solids; and (iii) collecting the resulting solution or extract. The method further comprises the step of apply the resulting solution or extract to soil or for use in other applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Cool Planet Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Wilson Belcher, Han Suk Kim, Ranko Panayatov Bontchev
  • Patent number: 10252951
    Abstract: Treated biochar and methods for treating biochar are provided. The method for treating the biochar includes forcing, assisting or accelerating the movement of an infiltrant into the pores of the biochar, whereby the treatment affects properties of the biochar that provide for a more reliable and predictable biochar for use in various applications, including, but not limited to, agricultural applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Cool Planet Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ranko Panayotov Bontchev, Han Suk Kim, Richard Wilson Belcher, Mark L. Jarand
  • Publication number: 20190089317
    Abstract: Exemplary impedance matching circuit for an amplifier device comprises a broadband impedance transformer configured to transform, over a fundamental frequency range, an impedance associated with an input port or an output port of the impedance matching circuit; and to transmit RF signals having a fundamental frequency within the fundamental frequency range. The impedance matching circuit also includes a phase shifter circuit configured to transmit, with substantially matched impedance, the RF signals having a fundamental frequency within the fundamental frequency range, and to phase-shift higher-order harmonics of the RF signals. The impedance matching circuit also includes a high-pass impedance transformer configured to match an impedance of the RF signals having a fundamental frequency within the fundamental frequency range; and to transmit, with low reflection, second-order harmonics of the RF signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Richard Wilson, Haedong Jang, Timothy Canning
  • Publication number: 20190088642
    Abstract: Embodiments of an RF amplifier package include a body section comprising an upper surface having first and second opposing edge sides, and a die pad vertically recessed beneath the upper surface and comprising first and second opposing sides and a third side intersecting with the first and second sides. Embodiments also include first and second leads disposed on the upper surface, the second lead extending from adjacent to the second side to the second edge side; and a biasing strip connected to the second lead and disposed on the upper surface adjacent to the third side. Other embodiments include packaged RF amplifiers comprising an RF amplifier package, and an RF transistor mounted on the die pad and comprising: a control terminal electrically coupled to the first lead, a reference potential terminal directly facing and electrically connected to the die pad, and an output terminal electrically connected to the second lead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Timothy Canning, Bjoern Herrmann, Richard Wilson
  • Patent number: 10236833
    Abstract: An RF package includes a metal flange, an RF input lead, an RF output lead, and an electrically conductive die attach area. An RF transistor that is configured to amplify an RF signal is mounted in the die attach area. The RF transistor includes an input terminal that is electrically coupled to the RF input lead, an output terminal that is electrically coupled to the RF output lead, and a reference potential terminal that is electrically connected to the die attach area. A first capacitor having one or more upper metal plates, and a dielectric region is mounted in the die attach area and is electrically coupled to the RF transmission path of the RF signal. The first capacitor is configured to simultaneously match an impedance of the RF transistor at a fundamental frequency of the RF signal and to filter a higher order harmonic of the fundamental frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Bayaner Arigong, Richard Wilson, Haedong Jang, Frank Trang, Timothy Canning, Rongguo Zhou, Bjoern Herrmann
  • Patent number: 10205108
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a compound of general formula (I) which can transport holes in an organic optoelectronic device, and to blends and solutions comprising the compound of general formula (I): wherein X is C, Si or Ge; A is a group of formula (II) wherein Z is N, P, NH, O or S; E is C1-10 alkyl or H; W is substituted or unsubstituted C5-14 aryl or substituted or unsubstituted C6-16 alkyl; e is an integer from 1 to 4; and z is 1 or 2; B, C and D are each independently A, H, C1-C12 alkyl, C5-14 aryl or OH; and a, b, c and d are each independently an integer from 1 to 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: CAMBRIDGE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Thomas Kugler, Tania Zuberi, Richard Wilson, Jeremy Burroughes
  • Publication number: 20190044483
    Abstract: An RF package includes a metal flange, an RF input lead, an RF output lead, and an electrically conductive die attach area. An RF transistor that is configured to amplify an RF signal is mounted in the die attach area. The RF transistor includes an input terminal that is electrically coupled to the RF input lead, an output terminal that is electrically coupled to the RF output lead, and a reference potential terminal that is electrically connected to the die attach area. A first capacitor having one or more upper metal plates, and a dielectric region is mounted in the die attach area and is electrically coupled to the RF transmission path of the RF signal. The first capacitor is configured to simultaneously match an impedance of the RF transistor at a fundamental frequency of the RF signal and to filter a higher order harmonic of the fundamental frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Bayaner Arigong, Richard Wilson, Haedong Jang, Frank Trang, Timothy Canning, Rongguo Zhou, Bjoern Herrmann
  • Patent number: 10190794
    Abstract: A system and method to control environmental parameters of predefined zones within a structure. An embodiment of the system uses damper assemblies that are entirely wireless as a result of energy capturing devices which convert air flow within the HVAC system ductwork into electrical current and a wireless control module that remove the need for hard-wiring for power or control. Still further, an embodiment of the system uses wireless components to monitor the environmental parameters of a structure's zones, process and communicate necessary zone adjustments, and actuate system components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: ARZEL ZONING TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Al Zelczer, Leonard Roth, Richard Wilson, Kenneth Barton, Adam Bush
  • Patent number: 10181833
    Abstract: A phase shifter includes first and second RF terminals, a reference potential terminal; a lumped element LC network connected to the first and second RF terminals and the reference potential terminal, and first and second active semiconductor devices connected to the lumped element LC network and to the reference potential terminal. Each of the first and second active semiconductor devices include a control terminal and first and second output terminals. The lumped element LC network presents a reactance across the first and second RF terminals that shifts the phase of an RF signal as between the first and second RF terminals. The first and second active semiconductor devices are configured to tune the phase shift of the RF signal by controlling the reactance across the first and second RF terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Bayaner Arigong, Richard Wilson, Haedong Jang, Frank Trang, Timothy Canning, Rongguo Zhou
  • Patent number: 10173937
    Abstract: The invention relates to a microbial delivery system where biochar acts as a carrier for microbes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Cool Planet Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Wilson Belcher, Han Suk Kim, Brian Buege, Mark L. Jarand, Michael C. Cheiky, Ronald A. Sills
  • Patent number: 10171039
    Abstract: A peaking amplifier is disclosed. The peaking amplifier includes a driver stage, a final stage, and an interstage matching network. The driver stage has a load impedance and is configured to generate a driver output based on an input signal. The final stage has a final stage input impedance and is configured to generate a peaking output based on the driver output. The interstage matching network is coupled to the driver stage and the final stage. The interstage matching network is configured to transform the final stage input impedance to the load impedance for the driver stage when the peaking amplifier is ON and to provide a short to an input of the final stage when the peaking amplifier is in an OFF state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: David Seebacher, Christian Schuberth, Peter Singerl, Tim Canning, Richard Wilson, Haedong Jang
  • Patent number: 10158077
    Abstract: A light-emitting composition comprises a polymer and a phosphorescent light-emitting material. The polymer comprises conjugating repeat units of formula (I) and up to 20 mol % of conjugation-blocking repeat units of repeat units of formula (II): Ar1 represents an aryl or heteroaryl group; R1, which may be the same or different in each occurrence, is a substituent; p is 0 or an integer; Ar2 in each occurrence independently represents a substituted or unsubstituted aryl or heteroaryl group; and Sp1 represents an acyclic spacer group that does not provide any conjugation path between the two groups Ar2. Optionally, p is 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4 and each R1 is a non-polar substituent. Each R1 is advantageously selected from C1-30 hydrocarbyl substituents. A light-emitting device comprises an anode, a cathode and a light-emitting layer between the anode and the cathode, the light-emitting layer comprising a light-emitting composition as described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignees: CAMBRIDGE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY LIMITED, SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Helen Middleton, Martin Humphries, Richard Wilson
  • Publication number: 20180349523
    Abstract: Various aspects of the disclosed technology relate to thermal model obfuscation. A thermal model for a first assembly is received. An obfuscated thermal model is then generated from the thermal model. The generation comprises replacing names associated with one or more objects in the assembly with obfuscated names. The obfuscated thermal model can be used in thermal simulation of a second assembly, of which the first assembly is a component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: John Parry, Robin Bornoff, John Richard Wilson
  • Patent number: D837414
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: SONOBEX LIMITED
    Inventor: Richard Wilson