Patents by Inventor Richard Stokes

Richard Stokes 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: 20200190918
    Abstract: A system, includes a movable platform slidingly coupled to one or more supports and configured to be selectively moved towards a drill floor and away from the drill floor. The system also includes a roughneck disposed on the movable platform and configured to make up or break out a threaded joint between a first tubular segment and a second tubular segment. The system additionally includes a support member disposed on the movable platform and configured to support one of the first tubular segment or the second tubular segment as the movable platform is selectively moved towards a drill floor or away from the drill floor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Richard Robert Roper, John Stokes Knowlton, Christopher Scott Stewart
  • Publication number: 20200092258
    Abstract: A method for uniquely identifying a network client or application based on a transport layer security (TLS) handshake includes: storing, in a computing device, a list of cipher suites and a list of supported curves; intercepting, by the computing device, a data packet transmitted to as part of the TLS handshake; filtering, by the computing device, cipher suites included in the list of cipher suites from the data packet; filtering, by the computing device, supported curves included in the list of supported curves from the data packet; building, by the computing device, a data string using data in the data packet remaining after filtering; generating, by the computing device, a signature value by hashing the data string; and identifying, by the computing device, a network client or application using the generated signature value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: WINSTON PRIVACY
    Inventor: Richard STOKES
  • Publication number: 20190360810
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods for video based sensor fusion with respect to mobile structures. A mobile structure may include at least one imaging module and multiple navigational sensors and/or receive navigational data from various sources. A navigational database may be generated that includes data from the imaging module, navigational sensors, and/or other sources. Aspects of the navigational database may then be used to generate an integrated model, forecast weather conditions, warn of dangers, identify hard to spot items, and generally aid in the navigation of the mobile structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Johnson, Richard Jales, Gordon Pope, Christopher Gatland, Paul Stokes, Aaron Ridout, Chris Jones, Jay E. Robinson, Neil R. Owens, Peter Long
  • Publication number: 20190245078
    Abstract: In one general aspect, an apparatus can include a semiconductor region, and a trench defined within the semiconductor region. The trench can have a depth aligned along a vertical axis and have a length aligned along a longitudinal axis orthogonal to the vertical axis. The trench can have a first portion of the length included in a termination region of the semiconductor region and can have a second portion of the length included in an active region of the semiconductor region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: FAIRCHILD SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph A. Yedinak, Richard Stokes, Jason Higgs, Fred Session
  • Patent number: 10358622
    Abstract: Methods employing detergent compositions comprising phosphinosuccinic acid oligomers (PSO) in combination with a sanitizing rinse aid are disclosed. The methods beneficially clean, sanitize and rinse a surface in an efficient two-step process. The detergent compositions employ phosphinosuccinic acid adducts, namely mono-, bis- and oligomeric phosphinosuccinic acid (PSO) derivatives, in combination with an alkalinity source and optionally polymers and/or surfactants. The sanitizing and rinsing compositions employ peroxycarboxylic acid compositions in combination with a nonionic defoaming and wetting surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Stokes, Carter M. Silvernail, Erik C. Olson, Steven J. Lange, Junzhong Li, Xin Sun, Allison Brewster, Richard Staub
  • Patent number: 10125922
    Abstract: A tree mountable bracket for suspending a bucket therefrom. The tree mountable bucket bracket includes a V-shaped member with a first segment and a second segment extended from a vertex point forming an angle. The first segment has a first bar attached distally from the vertex point. The first bar has a first end and a second end, the first end and the second end each have a hole. The second segment has a brace attached distally from the vertex point. A cable is secured in the hole of the first end of the first bar. An extension arm is attached via a hinge to the V-shaped member at a point adjacent to the vertex point opposite of the first and the second segment. The extension arm has a chain slot on an end distal to the hinge. A pulley is attached to the extension arm adjacent to the chain slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Richard Stokes
  • Publication number: 20180231178
    Abstract: A tree mountable bracket for suspending a bucket therefrom. The tree mountable bucket bracket includes a V-shaped member with a first segment and a second segment extended from a vertex point forming an angle. The first segment has a first bar attached distally from the vertex point. The first bar has a first end and a second end, the first end and the second end each have a hole. The second segment has a brace attached distally from the vertex point. A cable is secured in the hole of the first end of the first bar. An extension arm is attached via a hinge to the V-shaped member at a point adjacent to the vertex point opposite of the first and the second segment. The extension arm has a chain slot on an end distal to the hinge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventor: Richard Stokes
  • Patent number: 10012175
    Abstract: A thrust reverser torque box assembly for an aircraft engine is constructed with a torque tube having a cross section configuration tailored and conducive to carrying torsion and discrete major fittings at opposite ends of the torque tube that connect the torque tube and thrust reverser actuation and reacts loading due to reverse thrust operation to the aircraft engine fan case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Richard Stokes, Jr., Donald Powell, Robert Morrow
  • Publication number: 20170012099
    Abstract: In one general aspect, an apparatus can include a semiconductor region having an active region, and an end trench defined within a termination region of the semiconductor region where the end trench has a curved shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Joseph A. YEDINAK, Richard STOKES
  • Patent number: 9496391
    Abstract: In one general aspect, an apparatus can include a semiconductor region, and a trench defined within the semiconductor region. The trench can have a depth aligned along a vertical axis and have a length aligned along a longitudinal axis orthogonal to the vertical axis. The trench can have a first portion of the length included in a termination region of the semiconductor region and can have a second portion of the length included in an active region of the semiconductor region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph A. Yedinak, Richard Stokes, Jason Higgs, Fred Session
  • Publication number: 20150345424
    Abstract: A thrust reverser torque box assembly for an aircraft engine is constructed with a torque tube having a cross section configuration tailored and conducive to carrying torsion and discrete major fittings at opposite ends of the torque tube that connect the torque tube and thrust reverser actuation and reacts loading due to reverse thrust operation to the aircraft engine fan case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Richard Stokes, JR., Donald Powell, Robert Morrow
  • Publication number: 20140264569
    Abstract: In one general aspect, an apparatus can include a semiconductor region, and a trench defined within the semiconductor region. The trench can have a depth aligned along a vertical axis and have a length aligned along a longitudinal axis orthogonal to the vertical axis. The trench can have a first portion of the length included in a termination region of the semiconductor region and can have a second portion of the length included in an active region of the semiconductor region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph A. YEDINAK, Dean E. PROBST, Richard STOKES, Suku KIM, Jason HIGGS, Fred SESSION, Hui CHEN, Steven P. SAPP, Jayson PREECE, Mark L. Rinehimer
  • Publication number: 20140273374
    Abstract: Vertical doping in power semiconductor devices and methods for making such dopant profiles are described. The methods include providing a semiconductor substrate, providing an epitaxial layer on the substrate, the epitaxial layer comprising a bottom portion containing a first conductivity type dopant in a substantially constant, first concentration throughout the bottom portion; and an upper portion containing a first conductivity type dopant having a second concentration lower than the first concentration; providing a trench in the epitaxial layer; forming a transistor structure in the trench; and forming a well region in the upper part of the epitaxial layer adjacent the trench, the well region containing a second conductivity type dopant that is opposite the first conductivity type. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph Yedinak, Richard Stokes, Sukhendu Deb Roy, Steven Sapp
  • Publication number: 20120220091
    Abstract: A method for forming thick oxide at the bottom of a trench formed in a semiconductor substrate includes forming a conformal oxide film by a sub-atmospheric chemical vapor deposition process that fills the trench and covers a top surface of the substrate. The method also includes etching the oxide film off the top surface of the substrate and inside the trench to leave a substantially flat layer of oxide having a target thickness at the bottom of the trench.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventors: Ashok Challa, Alan Elbanhawy, Thomas E. Grebs, Nathan L. Kraft, Dean E. Probst, Rodney S. Ridley, Steven P. Sapp, Qi Wang, Chongman Yun, J.G. Lee, Peter H. Wilson, Joseph A. Yedinak, J.Y. Jung, H.C. Jang, Babak S. Sani, Richard Stokes, Gary M. Dolny, John Mytych, Becky Losee, Adam Selsley, Robert Herrick, James J. Murphy, Gordon K. Madson, Bruce D. Marchant, Christopher L. Rexer, Christopher B. Kocon, Debra S. Woolsey
  • Patent number: 8192153
    Abstract: A circumferential row of aerofoil members span an annular duct for carrying a flow of compressible fluid. The duct is centered on the axis of a turbomachine. Pressure and suction surfaces of neighboring aerofoil members bound respective sectoral passages which receive the flow of compressible fluid. The row of aerofoil members includes at least one radial endwall to which the tangent to the trailing edge of each aerofoil member at midspan is substantially orthogonal. Each aerofoil member has reverse compound lean. Each aerofoil member further has a leading edge which has a position at the endwall which is upstream of its position at midspan. The endwall at each sectoral passage has a non-axisymmetrical cross-section formed by a region that, in meridional section, is convexly profiled immediately adjacent the pressure surface and a region that, in meridional section, is concavely profiled immediately adjacent the suction surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce PLC
    Inventors: Neil William Harvey, Mark Richard Stokes, David Andrew Bagshaw
  • Patent number: 8129245
    Abstract: Methods of manufacturing power semiconductor devices include forming an epitaxial and dielectric layer, patterning and etching the dielectric layer, forming a first oxide layer, forming a first conductive layer on top of the first oxide layer, etching the first conductive layer away inside an active trench, forming a second oxide layer and second conductive layer. The second conductive layer does not extend completely over the first conductive layer in a first region outside of the active trench. The methods further include forming a third oxide layer over the second conductive layer, etching a first opening through the third oxide layer exposing the second conductive layer outside the active trench, etching a second opening through the second oxide layer outside the active trench in the first region exposing the first conductive layer but not the second conductive layer, and filling the first and second openings with conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph A. Yedinak, Nathan L. Kraft, Christopher B. Kocon, Richard Stokes
  • Patent number: 8087115
    Abstract: A frame has an opening, a gate mechanism partially bounding the opening, and a longitudinally extending rail. A tool that has a slot is adapted to receive the rail to removably attach the tool to the frame. The gate mechanism includes a gate that is pivotably coupled to the frame to permits access to the opening in the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Elemental Tools, LLC
    Inventors: Launce Reed Barber, Thomas Richard Stokes
  • Publication number: 20110312166
    Abstract: Methods of manufacturing power semiconductor devices include forming an epitaxial and dielectric layer, patterning and etching the dielectric layer, forming a first oxide layer, forming a first conductive layer on top of the first oxide layer, etching the first conductive layer away inside an active trench, forming a second oxide layer and second conductive layer. The second conductive layer does not extend completely over the first conductive layer in a first region outside of the active trench. The methods further include forming a third oxide layer over the second conductive layer, etching a first opening through the third oxide layer exposing the second conductive layer outside the active trench, etching a second opening through the second oxide layer outside the active trench in the first region exposing the first conductive layer but not the second conductive layer, and filling the first and second openings with conductive material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventors: Joseph A. Yedinak, Nathan L. Kraft, Christopher B. Kocon, Richard Stokes
  • Patent number: 8013387
    Abstract: A semiconductor power device includes active trenches that define an active area and an edge area that is located outside of the active area. The active trenches include a lower shield poly, an upper gate poly, a first oxide layer and a second oxide layer wherein the first oxide layer separates the lower shield poly from the upper gate poly and the second oxide layer covers the upper gate poly. The lower shield poly, upper gate poly, first oxide layer and second oxide layer conform to the shapo of the active trench and extend from the active trench to a surface of the edge area. The edge area includes a first opening that extends through the first oxide layer to the lower shield poly and a second opening that extends through the second oxide layer to the upper gate poly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph A. Yedinak, Nathan L. Kraft, Christopher B. Kocon, Richard Stokes
  • Publication number: 20110082742
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and apparatus for estimating advertisement impressions and advertiser search share. These estimates are improved by eliminating duplicate traffic based on similar words having similar traffic estimates. In addition, coverage is estimated for a particular advertiser keywords using statistical sampling. This coverage estimate is then used as a weighing factor when estimating traffic for an entire business category (e.g., group of keywords) by squaring the individual traffic estimates, summing the squared estimates, and then taking the square root of that sum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicant: ADGOOROO, LLC
    Inventor: Richard Stokes