Patents by Inventor Richard Schultz

Richard Schultz 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).

  • Publication number: 20220414311
    Abstract: Manufacturing a semiconductor chip based on redefining tolerance rules to create an otherwise prohibited structure including redefining a tolerance rule to permit creation of a minimum area metal trench structure violating the tolerance rule during a routing operation; and fabricating the minimum area metal trench structure on the semiconductor substrate based on the redefined tolerance rule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Inventors: RICHARD SCHULTZ, WENYI YIN, TANMOY SAHA
  • Publication number: 20220387216
    Abstract: The present technology relates to intraocular shunting systems and methods. In some embodiments, the present technology includes intraocular shunting systems that include a drainage element having an inflow portion configured for placement within an anterior chamber of the eye outside of an optical field of view of the patient and an outflow portion configured for placement at a different location of the eye. The system can also include a flow control assembly having a rotational control element operably coupled to the drainage element. The flow control assembly can further include an actuation structure coupled to the rotational control element and configured to selectively change an orientation of the rotational control element. An amount of fluid through the inflow portion and/or the outflow portion can vary based on the selected orientation of the rotational control element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2022
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Inventors: Eric Schultz, Robert Chang, Tom Saul, Richard Lilly, Michael Drews, Claudio Argento, Katherine Sapozhnikov
  • Patent number: 11440785
    Abstract: A beverage dispensing machine includes a countertop for a conveyor that carries a plurality of cup holders around a track. A front side of the beverage dispenser machine is accessible by an operator to remove cups from the plurality of cup holders. A cup tower has a plurality of cup dispenser tubes that are each configured to hold a respective stack of cups. A cup grabber is movable up and down into and between a raised position in which the cup grabber is positioned to grab a cup from one of the stacks of cups and place a cup into one of the plurality of cup holders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Marmon Foodservice Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Schultz, David Joyce, James A. Kasallis, Matt Dacanay, Milos Brablec
  • Publication number: 20220202613
    Abstract: The present technology is directed to implantable medical devices for draining fluid from a first body region to a second body region. Some embodiments of the present technology provide adjustable devices that are selectively titratable to provide various levels of therapy. For example, the adjustable devices can have a drainage element with a lumen extending therethrough, a flow control element, and an actuation assembly. The actuation assembly can drive movement of the flow control element to change a dimension of and/or a flow resistance through the lumen, thereby increasing or decreasing the relative drainage rate of aqueous from an eye. In some embodiments, the actuation assembly and the flow control element together operate as a ratchet mechanism that can selectively move the flow control element between a plurality of positions and lock the device in a desired configuration until further actuation of the actuation assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Robert Chang, Tom Saul, Claudio Argento, Eric Schultz, Katherine Sapozhnikov, Richard Lilly, Michael Drews
  • Publication number: 20220208678
    Abstract: A cell layout implemented in an integrated circuit (IC) includes a first plurality of independent power posts in a first metal layer. Each independent power post of the plurality of independent power posts provides a power connection to one device of a plurality of devices within the cell layout. A source or drain of each device of the plurality of devices is connected to one independent power post of the plurality of independent power posts. The IC further includes a plurality of independent power straps in a second metal layer that is different from the first metal layer. Each independent power strap of the plurality of independent power straps spans across and connects to multiple independent power posts of the first plurality of independent power posts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventor: Richard SCHULTZ
  • Publication number: 20220116716
    Abstract: A method for transmitting information relating to a hearing device, in particular a hearing aid, to an external device. The hearing device is thereby placed in an immediate environment of the external device and the hearing device broadcasts a generally receivable, unencrypted first information item containing metadata about the hearing device and/or access data. The unencrypted first information item is received by the external device. The external device changes its operating mode directly or indirectly as a result of the first information item and continues to be operated with the modified operating mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: NIKLAS HARLANDER, CHRISTOPH LUEKEN, RICHARD SCHULTZ-AMLING, CHRISTOPH KUKLA
  • Publication number: 20220025627
    Abstract: A flushometer system includes a pressure vessel with a flow path defined between a valve inlet chamber and an outlet and a valve assembly disposed within the pressure vessel and configured to selectively open and close the flow path. A primary diaphragm assembly is disposed within the pressure vessel and includes a primary disc configured to be moveable to actuate the valve assembly to selectively open and close the flow path between the valve inlet chamber and the outlet, and a primary diaphragm connected to the primary disc. A secondary diaphragm assembly is disposed within the pressure vessel and includes a secondary diaphragm and a secondary disc, the secondary diaphragm assembly configured to actuate the primary diaphragm assembly by venting fluid pressure on one side of the primary diaphragm. An activation assembly is configured to actuate the secondary diaphragm assembly by venting fluid pressure on one side of the secondary diaphragm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Jon Demczewski, Corey Dahlberg, John Wilson, Richard Schultz
  • Publication number: 20210296233
    Abstract: Various semiconductor chip metallization layers and methods of manufacturing the same are disclosed. In aspect, a semiconductor chip is provided that includes a substrate, plural metallization layers on the substrate, a first conductor line in one of the metallization layers and a second conductor line in the one of the metallization layers in spaced apart relation to the first conductor line, each of the first conductor line and the second conductor line has a first line portion and a second line portion stacked on the first line portion, and a dielectric layer that has a portion positioned between the first conductor line and a second line, the portion has an air gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventor: RICHARD SCHULTZ
  • Patent number: 11004791
    Abstract: Various semiconductor chip metallization layers and methods of manufacturing the same are disclosed. In aspect, a semiconductor chip is provided that includes a substrate, plural metallization layers on the substrate, a first conductor line in one of the metallization layers and a second conductor line in the one of the metallization layers in spaced apart relation to the first conductor line, each of the first conductor line and the second conductor line has a first line portion and a second line portion stacked on the first line portion, and a dielectric layer that has a portion positioned between the first conductor line and a second line, the portion has an air gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC.
    Inventor: Richard Schultz
  • Publication number: 20200328155
    Abstract: Various semiconductor chip metallization layers and methods of manufacturing the same are disclosed. In aspect, a semiconductor chip is provided that includes a substrate, plural metallization layers on the substrate, a first conductor line in one of the metallization layers and a second conductor line in the one of the metallization layers in spaced apart relation to the first conductor line, each of the first conductor line and the second conductor line has a first line portion and a second line portion stacked on the first line portion, and a dielectric layer that has a portion positioned between the first conductor line and a second line, the portion has an air gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventor: Richard Schultz
  • Publication number: 20200270115
    Abstract: A beverage dispensing machine includes a countertop for a conveyor that carries a plurality of cup holders around a track. A front side of the beverage dispenser machine is accessible by an operator to remove cups from the plurality of cup holders. A cup tower has a plurality of cup dispenser tubes that are each configured to hold a respective stack of cups. A cup grabber is movable up and down into and between a raised position in which the cup grabber is positioned to grab a cup from one of the stacks of cups and place a cup into one of the plurality of cup holders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: Cornelius, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Schultz, David Joyce, James A. Kasallis, Matt Dacanay, Milos Brablec
  • Patent number: 10689240
    Abstract: A beverage dispensing machine includes a countertop for a conveyor that carries a plurality of cup holders around a track. A front side of the beverage dispenser machine is accessible by an operator to remove cups from the plurality of cup holders. A cup tower has a plurality of cup dispenser tubes that are each configured to hold a respective stack of cups. A cup grabber is movable up and down into and between a raised position in which the cup grabber is positioned to grab a cup from one of the stacks of cups and place a cup into one of the plurality of cup holders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: CORNELIUS, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Schultz, David Joyce, James A. Kasallis, Matt Dacanay, Milos Brablec
  • Patent number: 10327088
    Abstract: A spatial audio processor for providing spatial parameters based on an acoustic input signal has a signal characteristics determiner and a controllable parameter estimator. The signal characteristics determiner is configured to determine a signal characteristic of the acoustic input signal. The controllable parameter estimator for calculating the spatial parameters for the acoustic input signal in accordance with a variable spatial parameter calculation rule is configured to modify the variable spatial parameter calculation rule in accordance with the determined signal characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Oliver Thiergart, Fabian Kuech, Richard Schultz-Amling, Markus Kallinger, Giovanni Del Galdo, Achim Kuntz, Dirk Mahne, Ville Pulkki, Mikko-Ville Laitinen
  • Patent number: 10247533
    Abstract: A tool which incorporates separated dual-impression pads for measuring the Ischial Tuberosity width of a cyclist more accurately since these dual-impression pads match the newer saddles designs. The accuracy of the measurement is further increased by heavy ferrous balls that indefinitely hold the impressions to give the bike fitter enough time to make an accurate Ischial Tuberosity width measurement. The accuracy of the saddle selection is further increased due to the detachable/portable measurement caliper which can be taken out to the saddles being considered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Richard Schultz
  • Patent number: 10077117
    Abstract: A ram air turbine includes a turbine with one or more blades, a strut removably coupled to the turbine and having a gearbox section and a drive section, a cover located at an end of the gearbox section of the strut with a test plug having a static seal, a turbine shaft and a bevel gear located in the gearbox section of the strut and a driveshaft and a pinion gear located in the drive section of the strut, wherein the pinion gear engages with the bevel gear. The turbine shaft may include a dynamic seal that provides sealing between the turbine shaft and the cover. The test plug may be a threaded plug. The cover may also utilize a dynamic seal. The turbine shaft may include a splined internal cavity for use with a ground test motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Russ, Stephen Bortoli, Richard Schultz
  • Publication number: 20180250053
    Abstract: Some of the present line passing devices include an elongated body having a proximal end, a distal end including a tip and an actuatable portion proximal to the tip, and a line passageway sized to receive a line and extending in a direction from the proximal end to the distal end, the line passageway extending through the distal end, a user-operable adjustment member movably coupled to the proximal end, and one or more wires coupled to the knob and to the actuatable portion, where the line passing device is configured such that, in response to movement of the knob, the one or more wires actuate the actuatable portion to angularly displace the distal end relative to the proximal end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventor: Richard SCHULTZ
  • Patent number: 9988159
    Abstract: A ram air turbine is provided that utilizes a one-piece strut. The strut includes an integral gearbox section and an integral drive section. Within the strut, a turbine shaft and a bevel gear engages a driveshaft and a pinion gear, which transfers rotation from the turbine to a generator. The strut may be machined from a single piece of metal, such as aluminum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstand Corporation
    Inventors: David Russ, Stephen Bortoli, Richard Schultz
  • Publication number: 20180017368
    Abstract: Bicycle saddles come in many different shapes and sizes. Some are long, some are short, some are curved some are flat. The ultimate goal is to find the perfect saddle for the cyclist. CLARIFICATION: those that ride bicycles are commonly referred to as cyclists, bikers, cyclists, bicycle cyclists, bicyclists, cycle cyclists, cycling, etc., but for this discussion, they will be referred to as ‘cyclist(s)’ As with the height of humans, the widths of Ischial Tuberosities (Sit Bones) are also numerous. The Ischial Tuberosities are the protruding bones of the hip/pelvis that sit underneath the muscles of the glute and is the part of the body that first contacts the saddle. Everyone has a different width and the importance for a cyclist in finding the exact width is critical for long-term health and cycling enjoyment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventor: Richard Schultz
  • Patent number: 9828945
    Abstract: A ram air turbine is presented that includes a turbine having a blade and a turbine shaft, a strut removably coupled to the turbine, wherein the strut has a gearbox section and a drive section, a turbine shaft with a bevel gear oriented perpendicularly to the turbine shaft and positioned within the gearbox section of the strut, a driveshaft coupled to the generator and positioned within the drive section of the strut, and a pinion gear that engages with the bevel gear, wherein the pinion gear is secured to the driveshaft by a spanner nut, wherein the pinion gear utilizes a key configured to interact with the keyed joint of the driveshaft. The pinion gear is supported by a pinion bearing that may be press fit onto the pinion gear and by one of the generator bearings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: David Russ, Stephen Bortoli, Richard Schultz
  • Publication number: 20170134876
    Abstract: A spatial audio processor for providing spatial parameters based on an acoustic input signal has a signal characteristics determiner and a controllable parameter estimator. The signal characteristics determiner is configured to determine a signal characteristic of the acoustic input signal. The controllable parameter estimator for calculating the spatial parameters for the acoustic input signal in accordance with a variable spatial parameter calculation rule is configured to modify the variable spatial parameter calculation rule in accordance with the determined signal characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Oliver THIERGART, Fabian KUECH, Richard SCHULTZ-AMLING, Markus KALLINGER, Giovanni DEL GALDO, Achim KUNTZ, Dirk MAHNE, Ville PULKKI, Mikko-Ville LAITINEN