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).

  • 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
  • Publication number: 20100042492
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a system that filters out underperforming ads from a historical database of ads and leaves the most effective ads by applying three separate filters. The first filter removes ineffective ads based on coverage. Coverage is the percentage of the time that an ad appears for a given keyword. The second filter removes ads which appear below some threshold position (e.g., position five in Google), because many search engines reward ads with high clickthrough rates with a position bonus. The third filter removes ads which have not run some minimum threshold period of time (e.g., four weeks). Advertisers may then view the remaining ads (i.e., the effective ads) associated with keywords of interest and mine those ads for words to be used in their own ad copy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Applicant: ADGOOROO, LLC
    Inventor: Richard Stokes
  • Publication number: 20090265860
    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: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventors: Launce Reed Barber, Thomas Richard Stokes
  • Publication number: 20090008706
    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 shape 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. The first opening is filled with a conductive material that makes electrical contact with the lower shield poly and the second opening is filled with conductive material that makes electrical contact with the upper gate poly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2007
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Inventors: Joseph A. Yedinak, Nathan L. Kraft, Christopher B. Kocon, Richard Stokes
  • Publication number: 20080267772
    Abstract: A circumferential row of aerofoil members span an annular duct for carrying a flow of compressible fluid. The duct is centred on the axis of a turbomachine. Pressure and suction surfaces of neighbouring aerofoil members bound respective sectoral passages which receive the flow of compressible fluid. The row comprises 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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
    Inventors: NEIL WILLIAM HARVEY, MARK RICHARD STOKES, DAVID ANDREW BAGSHAW
  • Publication number: 20080262101
    Abstract: A base composition is provided which comprises water and a non-ionic surfactant mixture. The base composition is suitable for use in preparing a personal care product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2005
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventors: Maria Teresa Belmar, Quynh Pham, Jason Richard Stokes, Julia Helen Telford, Shiping Zhu
  • Publication number: 20080226792
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aeratable as well as an aerated product that comprises water, liquid oils, salt and sugar esters, as well as to food and non-food products comprising such an aerated product as well as a method to produce such an aerated product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2008
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Inventors: Jeroen Henricus Hubertus Bongaerts, Philip Alan Houston, Jason Richard Stokes
  • Publication number: 20080150020
    Abstract: A semiconductor power device includes a drift region of a first conductivity type, a well region extending above the drift region and having a second conductivity type opposite the first conductivity type, an active trench extending through the well region and into the drift region. The active trench, which includes sidewalls and bottom lined with dielectric material, is substantially filled with a first conductive layer and a second conductive layer. The second conductive layer forms a gate electrode and is disposed above the first conductive layer and is separated from the first conductive layer by an inter-electrode dielectric material. The device also includes source regions having the first conductivity type formed inside the well region and adjacent the active trench and a charge control trench that extends deeper into the drift region than the active trench and is substantially filled with material to allow for vertical charge control in the drift region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    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
  • Publication number: 20080135931
    Abstract: A semiconductor power device includes a drift region of a first conductivity type, a well region extending above the drift region and having a second conductivity type opposite the first conductivity type, an active trench extending through the well region and into the drift region, source regions having the first conductivity type formed in the well region adjacent the active trench, and a first termination trench extending below the well region and disposed at an outer edge of an active region of the device. The sidewalls and bottom of the active trench are lined with dielectric material, and substantially filled with a first conductive layer forming an upper electrode and a second conductive layer forming a lower electrode, the upper electrode being disposed above the lower electrode and separated therefrom by inter-electrode dielectric material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Inventors: Ashok Challa, Alan Elbanhawy, Thomas E. Grebs, Nathan L. Kraft, Dean E. Probst, Rodney S. Ridlay, Steven P. Sapp, Qi Wang, Chongman Yun, J.G. Lee, Peter H. Wilson, Joseph A. Yedinak, J.Y. Jung, H.C. Jang, Babak S. Sanl, 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: 7125186
    Abstract: A writing instrument having a writing leg having a writing tip extending from an end of the writing leg; a gate leg; a joint between the writing leg and the gate leg, wherein the joint is proximate to the writing tip and is to be grasped between a forefinger and thumb, and a third leg attached at one end to the second leg and at another end to the writing leg at a location distal to the writing tip, wherein said writing, second and third legs define an aperture sufficiently large to receive five fingers of a hand grasping the second leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Inventor: Thomas Richard Stokes
  • Patent number: D529362
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Elemental Tools, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Launce Reed Barber, Thomas Richard Stokes
  • Patent number: D533427
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Elemental Tools, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Launce Reed Barber, Thomas Richard Stokes
  • Patent number: D534627
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: Focal Point Fires PLC
    Inventor: Richard Stokes
  • Patent number: D557100
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Inventors: Thomas Richard Stokes, Launce Reed Barber
  • Patent number: D562383
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Inventor: Thomas Richard Stokes
  • Patent number: D562386
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Inventor: Thomas Richard Stokes
  • Patent number: D576002
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: Elemental Tools LLC
    Inventors: Launce Reed Barber, Thomas Richard Stokes
  • Patent number: D584437
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Inventors: Launce Reed Barber, Thomas Richard Stokes
  • Patent number: D588885
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Elemental Tools LLC
    Inventors: Launce Reed Barber, Thomas Richard Stokes