Patents by Inventor Robert A. Sherman

Robert A. Sherman 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: 11103081
    Abstract: A climate control system provides the desired climate conditions of temperature and humidity at a contact surface of a multi-layered structure. The climate control system includes a heating mechanism disposed between one or more foam layers of structure and configured to deliver heat to the contact surface and a separate cooling mechanism disposed in the foam layers. The cooling mechanism includes at least one fan assembly, air channels and reticulated foam layers configured to draw air away from the contact surface toward the bottom of the structure. An operational control system is used to control the heating mechanism and cooling mechanism to achieve the desired climate conditions on the contact surface in accordance with a desired time-based climate control algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: PPJ, LLC
    Inventors: Philip Reid Sherman, Philip Woods McCarty, Horace Robert Eskridge, III, Chuan-Hang Shih
  • Patent number: 11097108
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reducing ventricle filling volume are disclosed. In some embodiments, a stimulation circuit may be used to stimulate a patient's heart to reduce ventricle filling volume or even blood pressure. When the heart is stimulated at a consistent rate to reduce blood pressure, the cardiovascular system may over time adapt to the stimulation and revert back to the higher blood pressure. In some embodiments, the stimulation pattern may be configured to be inconsistent such that the adaptation response of the heart is reduced or even prevented. In some embodiments, a stimulation circuit may be used to stimulate a patient's heart to cause at least a portion of an atrial contraction to occur while the atrioventricular valve is closed. Such an atrial contraction may deposit less blood into the corresponding ventricle than when the atrioventricular valve is opened throughout an atrial contraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: BackBeat Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Yuval Mika, Darren Sherman, Robert S. Schwartz, Robert A. Van Tassel, Daniel Burkhoff
  • Patent number: 10332748
    Abstract: As etching processes become more aggressive, increased etch resistivity of the hard mask is desirable. Methods of modulating the etch rate of the mask and optionally the underlying material are disclosed. An etch rate modifying species is implanted into the hard mask after the mask etching process is completed. This etch rate modifying species increases the difference between the etch rate of the mask and the etch rate of the underlying material to help preserve the integrity of the mask during a subsequent etching process. In some embodiments, the etch rate of the mask is decreased by the etch rate modifying species. In certain embodiments, the etch rate of the underlying material is increased by the etch rate modifying species.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajesh Prasad, Steven Robert Sherman, Andrew M. Waite, Sungho Jo, Kyu-Ha Shim, Guy Oteri, Somchintana Norasetthekul
  • Publication number: 20180182636
    Abstract: As etching processes become more aggressive, increased etch resistivity of the hard mask is desirable. Methods of modulating the etch rate of the mask and optionally the underlying material are disclosed. An etch rate modifying species is implanted into the hard mask after the mask etching process is completed. This etch rate modifying species increases the difference between the etch rate of the mask and the etch rate of the underlying material to help preserve the integrity of the mask during a subsequent etching process. In some embodiments, the etch rate of the mask is decreased by the etch rate modifying species. In certain embodiments, the etch rate of the underlying material is increased by the etch rate modifying species.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Rajesh Prasad, Steven Robert Sherman, Andrew M. Waite, Sungho Jo, Kyu-Ha Shim, Guy Oteri, Somchintana Norasetthekul
  • Patent number: 9934982
    Abstract: As etching processes become more aggressive, increased etch resistivity of the hard mask is desirable. Methods of modulating the etch rate of the mask and optionally the underlying material are disclosed. An etch rate modifying species is implanted into the hard mask after the mask etching process is completed. This etch rate modifying species increases the difference between the etch rate of the mask and the etch rate of the underlying material to help preserve the integrity of the mask during a subsequent etching process. In some embodiments, the etch rate of the mask is decreased by the etch rate modifying species. In certain embodiments, the etch rate of the underlying material is increased by the etch rate modifying species.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajesh Prasad, Steven Robert Sherman, Andrew M. Waite, Sungho Jo, Kyu-Ha Shim, Guy Oteri, Somchintana Norasetthekul
  • Patent number: 9777824
    Abstract: A cooled gear housing includes a first casing section and a second casing section joined together to define an internal volume of the gear housing assembly. A heat conducting membrane is arranged within the gear housing assembly to hydraulically separate a first portion of the internal volume from a second portion of the internal volume. Two or more meshed gears are located within the first portion of the internal volume. Coolant inlet and outlet ports are arranged on one of the casing sections, and are in fluid communication with the second portion of the internal volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Modine Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Ashutosh Patil, Christopher Chudy, Robert Sherman, Jason Braun, Daniel Raduenz
  • Publication number: 20170178914
    Abstract: As etching processes become more aggressive, increased etch resistivity of the hard mask is desirable. Methods of modulating the etch rate of the mask and optionally the underlying material are disclosed. An etch rate modifying species is implanted into the hard mask after the mask etching process is completed. This etch rate modifying species increases the difference between the etch rate of the mask and the etch rate of the underlying material to help preserve the integrity of the mask during a subsequent etching process. In some embodiments, the etch rate of the mask is decreased by the etch rate modifying species. In certain embodiments, the etch rate of the underlying material is increased by the etch rate modifying species.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Rajesh Prasad, Steven Robert Sherman, Andrew M. Waite, Sungho Jo, Kyu-Ha Shim, Guy Oteri, Somchintana Norasetthekul
  • Patent number: 9613813
    Abstract: Methods of processing a workpiece are disclosed. Variability of the critical dimension of semiconductor structures may be affected by the critical dimension of the patterned mask. Ions may be implanted into the patterned mask to change the critical dimension. The ions may be implanted in accordance with an ion implant map, which determines an appropriate dose, energy and type based on the measured critical dimension of the patterned mask at a plurality of locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Robert Sherman, Todd Henry
  • Publication number: 20160133467
    Abstract: Methods of processing a workpiece are disclosed. Variability of the critical dimension of semiconductor structures may be affected by the critical dimension of the patterned mask. Ions may be implanted into the patterned mask to change the critical dimension. The ions may be implanted in accordance with an ion implant map, which determines an appropriate dose, energy and type based on the measured critical dimension of the patterned mask at a plurality of locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Steven Robert Sherman, Todd Henry
  • Publication number: 20160131244
    Abstract: A cooled gear housing includes a first casing section and a second casing section joined together to define an internal volume of the gear housing assembly. A heat conducting membrane is arranged within the gear housing assembly to hydraulically separate a first portion of the internal volume from a second portion of the internal volume. Two or more meshed gears are located within the first portion of the internal volume. Coolant inlet and outlet ports are arranged on one of the casing sections, and are in fluid communication with the second portion of the internal volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Ashutosh Patil, Christopher Chudy, Robert Sherman, Jason Braun, Daniel Raduenz
  • Publication number: 20160111254
    Abstract: A system and method for processing a workpiece is disclosed. A plasma chamber is used to create a ribbon ion beam, extracted through an extraction aperture. A workpiece is translated proximate the extraction aperture so as to expose different portions of the workpiece to the ribbon ion beam. As the workpiece is being exposed to the ribbon ion beam, at least one parameter associated with the plasma chamber is varied. The variable parameters include extraction voltage duty cycle, workpiece scan velocity and the shape of the ion beam. In some embodiments, after the entire workpiece has been exposed to the ribbon ion beam, the workpiece is rotated and exposed to the ribbon ion beam again, while the parameters are varied. This sequence may be repeated a plurality of times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Morgan D. Evans, Kevin Anglin, Daniel Distaso, John Hautala, Steven Robert Sherman, Joseph C. Olson
  • Patent number: 8700313
    Abstract: A handheld device and system, in which such device and system include at least one mapping module, at least one tracking module interoperative with the at least one mapping module, at least one communications module interoperative with each of the at least one tracking module and the at least one mapping module, and at least two antennae communicatively connected via the at least one communications module to at least one central processing unit. At least one of the at least two antenna is suitable for communications using at least two distinct to communication modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Blackbird Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Michael Loftus, Dorian Sergio Araneda, Michael Daniel Koontz, Jr., James Robert Sherman
  • Publication number: 20130264532
    Abstract: An improved fence assembly and method of manufacture and assembly of a fence that does not require fasteners. The fence assembly and method includes a retaining element that does not use fasteners and allows the vertical posts of the fence to rotate with respect to the horizontal rails of the fence, so that the fence can be installed on an uneven surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventor: Robert Sherman Goodman
  • Publication number: 20120209504
    Abstract: A handheld device and system, in which such device and system include at least one mapping module, at least one tracking module interoperative with said at least one mapping module, at least one communications module interoperative with each of said at least one tracking module and said at least one mapping module, at least two antennae communicatively connected via said at least one communications module to at least one central processing unit, wherein at least one of said at least two antenna is suitable for communications using at least two distinct to communication modes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: Blackbird Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Michael Loftus, Dorian Sergio Araneda, Michael Daniel Koontz, JR., James Robert Sherman
  • Patent number: 8099235
    Abstract: A handheld device and system, in which such device and system include at least one mapping module, at least one tracking module interoperative with said at least one mapping module, at least one communications module interoperative with each of said at least one tracking module and said at least one mapping module, at least two antennae communicatively connected via said at least one communications module to at least one central processing unit, wherein at least one of said at least two antenna is suitable for communications using at least two distinct communication modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Blackbird Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Michael Loftus, Dorian Sergio Araneda, Michael Daniel Koontz, Jr., James Robert Sherman
  • Publication number: 20110257884
    Abstract: A handheld device and system, in which such device and system include at least one mapping module, at least one tracking module interoperative with said at least one mapping module, at least one communications module interoperative with each of said at least one tracking module and said at least one mapping module, at least two antennae communicatively connected via said at least one communications module to at least one central processing unit, wherein at least one of said at least two antenna is suitable for communications using at least two distinct communication modes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: Blackbird Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Michael Loftus, Dorian Sergio Araneda, Michael Daniel Koontz, JR., James Robert Sherman
  • Patent number: 7970534
    Abstract: A handheld device and system includes a mapping module, a tracking module interoperative with the mapping module, and a communications module interoperative with the tracking module and the mapping module. At least two antennae are communicatively connected, via the communications module, to at least one central processing unit. At least one of said at least two antenna is suitable for communicating using at least two distinct communication modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Blackbird Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Michael Loftus, Dorian Sergio Araneda, Michael Daniel Koontz, Jr., James Robert Sherman
  • Patent number: 7954279
    Abstract: An improved roofing method and assembly having a fascia cap designed to prevent water from moving through capillary action back towards the roof. The assembly has an a elongated drip edge running back the bottom edge of the fascia cap that displaces water away from the roof, preserving the integrity of the roof and building walls below. A blocking strip attaches the fascia cap to the roof, maintaining the assembly and helping the flow of water away from the roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: C&G Locksystem, LLC
    Inventors: Francis Thomas Covone, Robert Sherman Goodman, William Alexander Batts, III
  • Publication number: 20100287849
    Abstract: An improved roofing method and assembly having a fascia cap designed to prevent water from moving through capillary action back towards the roof. The assembly has an a elongated drip edge running back the bottom edge of the fascia cap that displaces water away from the roof, preserving the integrity of the roof and building walls below. A blocking strip attaches the fascia cap to the roof, maintaining the assembly and helping the flow of water away from the roof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventors: Francis Thomas Covone, Robert Sherman Goodman, William Alexander Batts, III
  • Publication number: 20060032068
    Abstract: The graphical integration for layout and design which utilizes a series of rulers, lines, curves, and grids in the design and manufacturing of goods, including but not limited to quilts, clothes, upholstery, and other sewn items. The pattern can be applied to any desired surface required by the product being manufactured. The preferred material application is that used for ironing boards or ironing board covers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2004
    Publication date: February 16, 2006
    Inventors: Robert Sherman, Steven Craft