Patents by Inventor Richard J. Daignault

Richard J. Daignault 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: 11424115
    Abstract: The disclosure provides multimode configurable spectrometers, a method of operating a multimode configurable spectrometer, and an optical monitoring system. In one embodiment the multimode configurable spectrometer includes: (1) an optical sensor configured to receive an optical input and convert the optical input to electrical signals, wherein the optical sensor includes multiple active pixel regions for converting the optical input to the electrical signals, and (2) conversion circuitry, having multiple selectable converting circuits, that is configured to receive and convert the electrical signals to a digital output according to a selected one of the selectable converting circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Verity Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry Arlos Bullock, John D. Corless, Richard J. Daignault, Jr., Mark Anthony Meloni, Mike Whelan
  • Patent number: 10763144
    Abstract: A method of operating a process control system and a process control system are provided by the disclosure. In one embodiment, the process control system includes: (1) an optical sensor configured to monitor a production process within a process chamber and generate optical data therefrom, (2) an operational controller configured to perform critical functions to determine processing conditions of the production process from the optical data, wherein the critical functions are directed by critical function controls, (3) an adaptable management controller configured to provide the critical function controls to the operational controller, wherein the adaptable management controller is hierarchically isolated from the operational controller during the critical functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Verity Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Lynes, Richard J. Daignault, Jr., Zhiyong Gu, Hong Chen
  • Publication number: 20190273007
    Abstract: A method of operating a process control system and a process control system are provided by the disclosure. In one embodiment, the process control system includes: (1) an optical sensor configured to monitor a production process within a process chamber and generate optical data therefrom, (2) an operational controller configured to perform critical functions to determine processing conditions of the production process from the optical data, wherein the critical functions are directed by critical function controls, (3) an adaptable management controller configured to provide the critical function controls to the operational controller, wherein the adaptable management controller is hierarchically isolated from the operational controller during the critical functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Sean Lynes, Richard J. Daignault, JR., Zhiyong Gu, Hong Chen
  • Publication number: 20180286650
    Abstract: The disclosure provides multimode configurable spectrometers, a method of operating a multimode configurable spectrometer, and an optical monitoring system. In one embodiment the multimode configurable spectrometer includes: (1) an optical sensor configured to receive an optical input and convert the optical input to electrical signals, wherein the optical sensor includes multiple active pixel regions for converting the optical input to the electrical signals, and (2) conversion circuitry, having multiple selectable converting circuits, that is configured to receive and convert the electrical signals to a digital output according to a selected one of the selectable converting circuits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Larry Arlos Bullock, John D. Corless, Richard J. Daignault, JR., Mark Anthony Meloni, Mike Whelan
  • Patent number: 7928995
    Abstract: A database methodology that concerns the mapping of any arbitrary object into a plurality of regions, enabling the assignment of multiple region-specific attributes thereto and facilitating the concurrent, graphical presentation of any assigned attributes. Attribute storage, manipulation, and presentation are driven by the individual regions and characteristics of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard J Daignault, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20100141676
    Abstract: A database methodology that concerns the mapping of any arbitrary object into a plurality of regions, enabling the assignment of multiple region-specific attributes thereto and facilitating the concurrent, graphical presentation of any assigned attributes. Attribute storage, manipulation, and presentation are driven by the individual regions and characteristics of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: ADVANCED NEUROMODULATION SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Richard J. Daignault, JR.
  • Patent number: 7671874
    Abstract: A database methodology that concerns the mapping of any arbitrary object into a plurality of regions, enabling the assignment of multiple region-specific attributes thereto and facilitating the concurrent, graphical presentation of any assigned attributes. Attribute storage, manipulation, and presentation are driven by the individual regions and characteristics of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard J Daignault, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20080297527
    Abstract: A database methodology that concerns the mapping of any arbitrary object into a plurality of regions, enabling the assignment of multiple region-specific attributes thereto and facilitating the concurrent, graphical presentation of any assigned attributes. Attribute storage, manipulation, and presentation are driven by the individual regions and characteristics of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Applicant: ADVANCED NEUROMODULATION SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Richard J. Daignault, JR.
  • Patent number: 7362334
    Abstract: A database methodology that concerns the mapping of any arbitrary object into a plurality of regions, enabling the assignment of multiple region-specific attributes thereto and facilitating the concurrent, graphical presentation of any assigned attributes. Attribute storage, manipulation, and presentation are driven by the individual regions and characteristics of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard J. Daignault, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7107102
    Abstract: A neuromodulation therapy system includes a programmer and a stimulation system. The stimulation system is capable of storing multiple data sets, each data set effecting an independent therapy. The stimulation system includes a display mechanism that can display certain imagery to distinguish visually one therapy from another therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Daignault, Jr., Gerhard Deffner, Rob Egemo, John Erickson, Robert W. Fee
  • Patent number: 6748276
    Abstract: A neuromodulation therapy system includes a programmer and a stimulation system. The stimulation system is capable of storing multiple data sets, each data set effecting an independent therapy. The stimulation system includes a display mechanism that can display certain imagery to distinguish visually one therapy from another therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Daignault, Jr., Gerhard Deffner, Rob Egemo, John Erickson, Robert W. Fee
  • Patent number: 6690397
    Abstract: A database methodology that concerns the mapping of any arbitrary object into a plurality of regions, enabling the assignment of multiple region-specific attributes thereto and facilitating the concurrent, graphical presentation of any assigned attributes. Attribute storage, manipulation, and presentation are driven by the individual regions and characteristics of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard J. Daignault, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20020116036
    Abstract: A neuromodulation therapy system includes a programmer and a stimulation system. The stimulation system is capable of storing multiple data sets, each data set effecting an independent therapy. The stimulation system includes a display mechanism that can display certain imagery to distinguish visually one therapy from another therapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2002
    Publication date: August 22, 2002
    Inventors: Richard J. Daignault, Gerhard P. Deffner, Rob Egemo, John Erickson, Robert W. Fee