Patents by Inventor Richard M. White

Richard M. White 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: 11447027
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product resolve the problem of unbalanced loads in an EVSE cluster of multiple EVSE charging stations. A signal is provided to the EVSEs identifying which phase of the three-phase power source has the highest current. When one of the EVSEs in the cluster determines whether it is connected to an EV's on board charging device, determines whether it is already charging the connected EV, and determines whether the EVSE is using the phase that has the highest current, then the EVSE may transmit a cluster load balancing control signal as a control pilot signal to the EV's onboard charging device to adjust the charging rate of the current that the EV is consuming from the EVSE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin M. Jefferies, Benjamin W. Edwards, Matthew L. White, Konstantin A. Filippenko, Richard K. Weiler
  • Patent number: 11451171
    Abstract: Techniques for monitoring the health of a three-phase induction motor are provided. An expected threshold value is calculated as a function of an expected ratio of current unbalance to voltage unbalance for the three-phase motor. Embodiments determine whether a measured current unbalance exceeds the expected threshold value. Responsive to the measured current unbalance exceeding the expected threshold value, a remedial action may be taken, such as generating diagnostic information or activating one or more protection operations for the three-phase induction motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin M. Jefferies, Benjamin W. Edwards, Alan E. Freeman, Richard K Weiler, Matthew L. White
  • Patent number: 11420026
    Abstract: A delivery sheath includes an outer tubular layer and an initially folded inner tubular layer. When an implant passes therethrough, the outer tubular layer expands and the inner tubular layer unfolds into an expanded lumen diameter. The sheath may also include selectively placed longitudinal support rods that mediate friction between the inner and outer tubular layers to facilitate easy expansion, thereby reducing the push force needed to advance the implant through the sheath's lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Pu Zhou, Erik Bulman, Timothy A. Geiser, Michael G. Valdez, Yidong M. Zhu, Baigui Bian, Sonny Tran, Richard D. White, Thanh Huy Le, Tung T. Le, Alpana Kiran Gowdar, Yong Gao, David Delon Williams
  • Patent number: 11406796
    Abstract: A delivery sheath includes an outer tubular layer and an initially folded inner tubular layer. When an implant passes therethrough, the outer tubular layer expands and the inner tubular layer unfolds into an expanded lumen diameter. The sheath may also include selectively placed longitudinal support rods that mediate friction between the inner and outer tubular layers to facilitate easy expansion, thereby reducing the push force needed to advance the implant through the sheath's lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Pu Zhou, Erik Bulman, Timothy A. Geiser, Michael G. Valdez, Yidong M. Zhu, Baigui Bian, Sonny Tran, Richard D. White, Thanh Huy Le, Tung T. Le, Alpana Kiran Gowdar, Yong Gao, David Delon Williams
  • Publication number: 20200215038
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to methods for treatment of melanoma using an inhibitor of dihydroorotate dehydrogenase (DHODH) and to combination therapies that involve administering to a subject an inhibitor of oncogenic BRAF (e.g. BRAF(V600E)), as well as an inhibitor of dihydroorotate dehydrogenase (DHODH). Assays for identifying compounds useful for the treatment of melanoma are also provided. The methods comprise screening for compounds or agents that inhibit neural crest progenitor formation in a zebra fish model of melanoma.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicants: CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER CORPORATION, DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventors: Leonard ZON, Richard M. White
  • Patent number: 10651686
    Abstract: An apparatus for harvesting power from a current carrying conductor without electrically contacting the conductor is provided. The apparatus employs a coil with core and flux concentrators of high magnetic permeability steel that redirect the time-varying magnetic flux of the conductor to interact more strongly with the coil, and increase the coil's output voltage and power. A voltage converter may be used with a DC voltage output that can continually charge batteries or supercapacitors as well as provide energy for sensors, accelerometers, long-range radios to transmit data on local powerline conditions, and LEDs and buzzers. The apparatus may also have powered environmental sensors for measuring the concentrations of airborne particulate matter such as diesel exhaust and smoke, as well as toxic gases, greenhouse gases, allergenic pollens etc. The apparatus has a housing that is oriented and coupled to the conductor with a coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Richard M. White, Zhiwei Wu
  • Patent number: 10646478
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to methods for treatment of melanoma using an inhibitor of dihydroorotate dehydrogenase (DHODH) and to combination therapies that involve administering to a subject an inhibitor of oncogenic BRAF (e.g. BRAF(V600E)), as well as an inhibitor of dihydroorotate dehydrogenase (DHODH). Assays for identifying compounds useful for the treatment of melanoma are also provided. The methods comprise screening for compounds or agents that inhibit neural crest progenitor formation in a zebra fish model of melanoma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignees: CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER CORPORATION, DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Leonard Zon, Richard M. White
  • Patent number: 10290475
    Abstract: A plasma processing apparatus includes a process chamber housing defining a process chamber, a platen positioned in the process chamber for supporting a workpiece, a source configured to generate plasma in the process chamber, and a biasing system. The biasing system is configured to bias the platen with a negatively biased DC signal to attract ions from the plasma towards the workpiece during a first processing time interval and configured to bias the platen with a positively biased DC signal to repel ions from the platen towards interior surfaces of the process chamber housing during a cleaning time interval. The cleaning time interval is separate from the first processing time interval and occurs after the first processing time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Bon-Woong Koo, Richard M. White
  • Publication number: 20190117635
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to methods for treatment of melanoma using an inhibitor of dihydroorotate dehydrogenase (DHODH) and to combination therapies that involve administering to a subject an inhibitor of oncogenic BRAF (e.g. BRAF(V600E)), as well as an inhibitor of dihydroorotate dehydrogenase (DHODH). Assays for identifying compounds useful for the treatment of melanoma are also provided. The methods comprise screening for compounds or agents that inhibit neural crest progenitor formation in a zebra fish model of melanoma.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicants: CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER CORPORATION, DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Leonard Zon, Richard M. White
  • Patent number: 10262833
    Abstract: An ion source with improved temperature control is disclosed. A portion of the ion source is nestled within a recessed cavity in a heat sink, where the portion of the ion source and the recessed cavity are each shaped so that expansion of the ion source causes high pressure thermal contact with the heat sink. For example, the ion source may have a tapered cylindrical end, which fits within a recessed cavity in the heat sink. Thermal expansion of the ion source causes the tapered cylindrical end to press against the recessed cavity in the heat sink. By proper selection of the temperature of the heat sink, the temperature and flow of coolant fluid through the heat sink, and the size of the gap between the heat sink and the ion source, the temperature of the ion source can be controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott C. Holden, Bon-Woong Koo, Brant S. Binns, Richard M. White, Kenneth L. Starks, Eric R. Cobb
  • Patent number: 10016402
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to methods for treatment of melanoma using an inhibitor of dihydroorotate dehydrogenase (DHODH) and to combination therapies that involve administering to a subject an inhibitor of oncogenic BRAF (e.g. BRAF(V600E)), as well as an inhibitor of dihydroorotate dehydrogenase (DHODH). Assays for identifying compounds useful for the treatment of melanoma are also provided. The methods comprise screening for compounds or agents that inhibit neural crest progenitor formation in a zebra fish model of melanoma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignees: CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER CORPORATION, DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventors: Leonard Zon, Richard M. White
  • Publication number: 20180090297
    Abstract: An ion source with improved temperature control is disclosed. A portion of the ion source is nestled within a recessed cavity in a heat sink, where the portion of the ion source and the recessed cavity are each shaped so that expansion of the ion source causes high pressure thermal contact with the heat sink. For example, the ion source may have a tapered cylindrical end, which fits within a recessed cavity in the heat sink. Thermal expansion of the ion source causes the tapered cylindrical end to press against the recessed cavity in the heat sink. By proper selection of the temperature of the heat sink, the temperature and flow of coolant fluid through the heat sink, and the size of the gap between the heat sink and the ion source, the temperature of the ion source can be controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Scott C. Holden, Bon-Woong Koo, Brant S. Binns, Richard M. White, Kenneth L. Starks, Eric R. Cobb
  • Publication number: 20180048187
    Abstract: An apparatus for harvesting power from a current carrying conductor without electrically contacting the conductor is provided. The apparatus employs a coil with core and flux concentrators of high magnetic permeability steel that redirect the time-varying magnetic flux of the conductor to interact more strongly with the coil, and increase the coil's output voltage and power. A voltage converter may be used with a DC voltage output that can continually charge batteries or supercapacitors as well as provide energy for sensors, accelerometers, long-range radios to transmit data on local powerline conditions, and LEDs and buzzers. The apparatus may also have powered environmental sensors for measuring the concentrations of airborne particulate matter such as diesel exhaust and smoke, as well as toxic gases, greenhouse gases, allergenic pollens etc. The apparatus has a housing that is oriented and coupled to the conductor with a coupling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Richard M. White, Zhiwei Wu
  • Patent number: 9859098
    Abstract: An ion source with improved temperature control is disclosed. A portion of the ion source is nestled within a recessed cavity in a heat sink, where the portion of the ion source and the recessed cavity are each shaped so that expansion of the ion source causes high pressure thermal contact with the heat sink. For example, the ion source may have a tapered cylindrical end, which fits within a recessed cavity in the heat sink. Thermal expansion of the ion source causes the tapered cylindrical end to press against the recessed cavity in the heat sink. By proper selection of the temperature of the heat sink, the temperature and flow of coolant fluid through the heat sink, and the size of the gap between the heat sink and the ion source, the temperature of the ion source can be controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott C. Holden, Bon-Woong Koo, Brant S. Binns, Richard M. White, Kenneth L. Starks, Eric R. Cobb
  • Publication number: 20170178857
    Abstract: An ion source with improved temperature control is disclosed. A portion of the ion source is nestled within a recessed cavity in a heat sink, where the portion of the ion source and the recessed cavity are each shaped so that expansion of the ion source causes high pressure thermal contact with the heat sink. For example, the ion source may have a tapered cylindrical end, which fits within a recessed cavity in the heat sink. Thermal expansion of the ion source causes the tapered cylindrical end to press against the recessed cavity in the heat sink. By proper selection of the temperature of the heat sink, the temperature and flow of coolant fluid through the heat sink, and the size of the gap between the heat sink and the ion source, the temperature of the ion source can be controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Scott C. Holden, Bon-Woong Koo, Brant S. Binns, Richard M. White, Kenneth L. Starks, Eric R. Cobb
  • Patent number: 9297063
    Abstract: An ion implantation system including a plasma source, a mask-slit, and a plasma chamber. The plasma source is configured to generate a plasma within the plasma chamber in response to the introduction of a gas therein. The mask-slit is electrically isolated from the plasma chamber. A positive voltage bias is applied to the plasma chamber above a bias potential used to generate the plasma. The positive voltage bias drives the plasma potential to accelerate the ions to a desired implant energy. The accelerated ions pass through an aperture in the mask-slit and are directed toward a substrate for implantation. The mask-slit is electrically isolated from the plasma chamber and is maintained at ground potential with respect to the plasma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Svetlana B. Radovanov, Victor M. Benveniste, Bon-Woong Koo, Richard M. White, Kevin M. Daniels
  • Publication number: 20150355084
    Abstract: An apparatus for analyzing and identifying sensed particulate matter may include, in one embodiment, a collection area attached to a portable electronic communication device. The collection area receives particulate matter from the external environment. A positioning element positions the particulate matter within the collection area to optimize placement of the particulate matter for optical inspection. An identification element illuminates and inspects the particulate matter to harvest data therefrom. The data includes, for example, optical characteristics of the particulate matter in a micrometer range. Finally, a software element compares the data to a library of stored data associated with various sources of particulate matter. The origin of the particulate matter under test is identified based on the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventor: Richard M. White
  • Publication number: 20150328204
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to methods for treatment of melanoma using an inhibitor of dihydroorotate dehydrogenase (DHODH) and to combination therapies that involve administering to a subject an inhibitor of oncogenic BRAF (e.g. BRAF(V600E)), as well as an inhibitor of dihydroorotate dehydrogenase (DHODH). Assays for identifying compounds useful for the treatment of melanoma are also provided. The methods comprise screening for compounds or agents that inhibit neural crest progenitor formation in a zebra fish model of melanoma.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Leonard Zon, Richard M. White
  • Publication number: 20150306080
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to methods for treatment of melanoma using an inhibitor of dihydroorotate dehydrogenase (DHODH) and to combination therapies that involve administering to a subject an inhibitor of oncogenic BRAF (e.g. BRAF(V600E)), as well as an inhibitor of dihydroorotate dehydrogenase (DHODH). Assays for identifying compounds useful for the treatment of melanoma are also provided. The methods comprise screening for compounds or agents that inhibit neural crest progenitor formation in a zebra fish model of melanoma.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: Leonard Zon, Richard M. White
  • Patent number: 9093372
    Abstract: Techniques for processing a substrate are disclosed. In one exemplary embodiment, the technique may be realized with an ion implantation system for processing a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Bon-Woong Koo, Richard M. White, Svetlana B. Radovanov, Kevin M. Daniels, Eric R. Cobb, David W. Pitman