Patents by Inventor Robert B. Hammond

Robert B. Hammond 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: 20190386635
    Abstract: Acoustic resonator devices and filters are disclosed. An acoustic resonator includes a substrate and a piezoelectric plate having parallel front and back surfaces, the back surface attached to the substrate. An interdigital transducer (IDT) is formed on the front surface of the piezoelectric plate such that interleaved fingers of the IDT are disposed on a portion of the piezoelectric plate suspended over a cavity formed in the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Viktor Plesski, Soumya Yandrapalli, Robert B. Hammond, Bryant Garcia, Patrick Turner, Jesson John, Ventsislav Yantchev
  • Publication number: 20190386637
    Abstract: Resonator devices, filter devices, and methods of fabrication are disclosed. A resonator device includes a substrate and a single-crystal piezoelectric plate having parallel front and back surfaces. An acoustic Bragg reflector is sandwiched between a surface of the substrate and the back surface of the single-crystal piezoelectric plate. An interdigital transducer (IDT) is formed on the front surface. The IDT is configured to excite shear acoustic waves in the piezoelectric plate in response to a radio frequency signal applied to the IDT.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Viktor Plesski, Soumya Yandrapalli, Robert B. Hammond, Bryant Garcia, Patrick Turner, Jesson John, Ventsislav Yantchev
  • Publication number: 20190386636
    Abstract: Acoustic resonator devices and filters are disclosed. An acoustic resonator includes a substrate having a surface and a single-crystal piezoelectric plate having parallel front and back surfaces, the back surface attached to the surface of the substrate except for a portion of the piezoelectric plate forming a diaphragm that spans a cavity in the substrate. An interdigital transducer (IDT) is formed on the front surface of the single-crystal piezoelectric plate such that interleaved fingers of the IDT are disposed on the diaphragm. The IDT is configured to excite a primary acoustic mode in the diaphragm in response to a radio frequency signal applied to the IDT. A direction of acoustic energy flow of the primary acoustic mode is substantially orthogonal to the front and back surfaces of the diaphragm. The diaphragm is contiguous with the piezoelectric plate around at least 50% of a perimeter of the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Viktor Plesski, Soumya Yandrapalli, Robert B. Hammond, Bryant Garcia, Patrick Turner, Jesson John, Ventsislav Yantchev
  • Patent number: 10491192
    Abstract: Acoustic resonator devices and filters are disclosed. An acoustic resonator includes a substrate and a piezoelectric plate having parallel front and back surfaces, the back surface attached to the substrate. An interdigital transducer (IDT) is formed on the front surface of the piezoelectric plate such that interleaved fingers of the IDT are disposed on a portion of the piezoelectric plate suspended over a cavity formed in the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Resonant Inc.
    Inventors: Viktor Plesski, Soumya Yandrapalli, Robert B. Hammond, Bryant Garcia, Patrick Turner, Jesson John, Ventsislav Yantchev
  • Patent number: 10366192
    Abstract: Non-transitory computer-readable media to perform a method for designing a multiband filter. The method includes generating an initial circuit structure comprising a desired number and type of circuit elements; generating an initial circuit design by mapping the frequency response requirements of the initial circuit structure into normalized space; generating an acoustic filter circuit design by transferring the initial filter circuit design; generating a pre-optimized circuit design by unmapping one or more circuit elements of the acoustic filter circuit design into real space and introducing parasitic effects; and communicating the pre-optimized circuit design to a filter optimizer that generates a final circuit design comprising a plurality of resonators, wherein a first resonator exhibits a high resonant frequency, a second resonator demonstrates a low resonant frequency and the difference between the low resonant frequency and the high resonant frequency is at least 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Resonant Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick J. Turner, Richard N. Silver, Balam Quitze Andres Willemsen Cortes, Kurt F. Raihn, Neal O. Fenzi, Robert B. Hammond
  • Publication number: 20190102490
    Abstract: Non-transitory computer-readable media to perform a method for designing a multiband filter. The method includes generating an initial circuit structure comprising a desired number and type of circuit elements; generating an initial circuit design by mapping the frequency response requirements of the initial circuit structure into normalized space; generating an acoustic filter circuit design by transferring the initial filter circuit design; generating a pre-optimized circuit design by unmapping one or more circuit elements of the acoustic filter circuit design into real space and introducing parasitic effects; and communicating the pre-optimized circuit design to a filter optimizer that generates a final circuit design comprising a plurality of resonators, wherein a first resonator exhibits a high resonant frequency, a second resonator demonstrates a low resonant frequency and the difference between the low resonant frequency and the high resonant frequency is at least 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Patrick J. Turner, Richard N. Silver, Balam Quitze Andres Willemsen Cortes, Kurt F. Raihn, Neal O. Fenzi, Robert B. Hammond
  • Patent number: 10140406
    Abstract: A multi-band acoustic wave microwave filter, including a signal transmission path having an input and an output; a plurality of nodes disposed along the signal transmission path; a plurality of non-resonant branches respectively coupling one or more nodes to ground, wherein each non-resonant branch comprises at least one non-resonant element; and a plurality of resonant branches that couple one or more nodes to ground and include a plurality of resonators on said branches, wherein the plurality of resonators define a first band and at least one additional band and further wherein the difference between the lowest resonant frequency and the highest resonant frequency of the first band is at least 1.25 times the average separation of the resonators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Resonant Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick J. Turner, Richard N. Silver, Balam Quitze Andres Willemsen Cortes, Kurt F. Raihn, Neal O. Fenzi, Robert B. Hammond
  • Publication number: 20180189426
    Abstract: A multi-band acoustic wave microwave filter, including a signal transmission path having an input and an output; a plurality of nodes disposed along the signal transmission path; a plurality of non-resonant branches respectively coupling one or more nodes to ground, wherein each non-resonant branch comprises at least one non-resonant element; and a plurality of resonant branches that couple one or more nodes to ground and include a plurality of resonators on said branches, wherein the plurality of resonators define a first band and at least one additional band and further wherein the difference between the lowest resonant frequency and the highest resonant frequency of the first band is at least 1.25 times the average separation of the resonators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Patrick J. Turner, Richard N. Silver, Balam Quitze Andres Willemsen Cortes, Kurt F. Raihn, Neal O. Fenzi, Robert B. Hammond
  • Patent number: 9934345
    Abstract: A method of designing an acoustic microwave filter in accordance with frequency response requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Resonant Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick J. Turner, Richard N. Silver, Balam Quitze Andres Willemsen Cortes, Kurt F. Raihn, Neal O. Fenzi, Robert B. Hammond
  • Publication number: 20170364611
    Abstract: A method of designing an acoustic microwave filter in accordance with frequency response requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Applicant: RESONANT INC.
    Inventors: Patrick J. Turner, Richard N. Silver, Balam Quitze Andres Willemsen Cortes, Kurt F. Raihn, Neal O. Fenzi, Robert B. Hammond
  • Patent number: 9754060
    Abstract: A method of designing an acoustic microwave filter in accordance with frequency response requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: RESONANT INC.
    Inventors: Patrick J. Turner, Richard N. Silver, Balam Quitze Andres Willemsen Cortes, Kurt F. Raihn, Neal O. Fenzi, Robert B. Hammond
  • Publication number: 20170083640
    Abstract: A method of designing an acoustic microwave filter in accordance with frequency response requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: RESONANT INC.
    Inventors: Patrick J. Turner, Richard N. Silver, Balam Quitze Andres Willemsen Cortes, Kurt F. Raihn, Neal O. Fenzi, Robert B. Hammond
  • Patent number: 9524360
    Abstract: A method of designing an acoustic microwave filter in accordance with frequency response requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: RESONANT INC.
    Inventors: Patrick J. Turner, Richard N. Silver, Balam Quitze Andres Willemsen Cortes, Kurt F. Raihn, Neal O. Fenzi, Robert B. Hammond
  • Patent number: 9325294
    Abstract: An acoustic microwave filter comprises an input and an output, and a plurality of acoustic resonators coupled between the input and the output. The difference between the lowest resonant frequency and the highest resonant frequency of a plurality of resonators in the filter is at least 1.25 times the frequency separation of the resonator with the highest resonant frequency in the plurality of resonators. Another acoustic microwave filter comprises an input and an output, and a plurality of acoustic resonators coupled between the input and the output to form a passband. The frequency difference between a local minimum or a local maximum of a return loss magnitude of the acoustic microwave filter and the edge of the passband is at least once the frequency separation of the resonator with the highest resonant frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: RESONANT INC.
    Inventors: Richard N. Silver, Kurt F. Raihn, Neal O. Fenzi, Robert B. Hammond
  • Publication number: 20160070827
    Abstract: A method of designing an acoustic microwave filter in accordance with frequency response requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Applicant: RESONANT INC.
    Inventors: Patrick J. Turner, Richard N. Silver, Balam Quitze Andres Willemsen Cortes, Kurt F. Raihn, Neal O. Fenzi, Robert B. Hammond
  • Patent number: 9208274
    Abstract: A method of designing an acoustic microwave filter in accordance with frequency response requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: RESONANT INC.
    Inventors: Patrick J. Turner, Richard N. Silver, Balam Quitze Andres Willemsen Cortes, Kurt F. Raihn, Neal O. Fenzi, Robert B. Hammond
  • Patent number: 9165101
    Abstract: Methods for the design of microwave filters comprises comprising preferably the steps of inputting a first set of filter requirements, inputting a selection of circuit element types, inputting a selection of lossless circuit response variables, calculating normalized circuit element values based on the input parameters, and generate a first circuit, insert parasitic effects to the normalized circuit element values of the first circuit, and output at least the first circuit including the post-parasitic effect circuit values. Additional optional steps include: requirements to a normalized design space, performing an equivalent circuit transformation, unmapping the circuit to a real design space, performing a survey, and element removal optimization. Computer implement software, systems, and microwave filters designed in accordance with the method are included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: RESONANT INC.
    Inventors: Patrick J. Turner, Richard N. Silver, Balam Quitze Andres Willemsen Cortes, Kurt F. Raihn, Neal O. Fenzi, Robert B. Hammond
  • Publication number: 20150220665
    Abstract: A method of designing an acoustic microwave filter in accordance with frequency response requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Applicant: RESONANT INC.
    Inventors: Patrick J. Turner, Richard N. Silver, Balam Quitze Andres Willemsen Cortes, Kurt F. Raihn, Neal O. Fenzi, Robert B. Hammond
  • Patent number: 9038005
    Abstract: Methods for the design of microwave filters comprises comprising preferably the steps of inputting a first set of filter requirements, inputting a selection of circuit element types, inputting a selection of lossless circuit response variables, calculating normalized circuit element values based on the input parameters, and generate a first circuit, insert parasitic effects to the normalized circuit element values of the first circuit, and output at least the first circuit including the post-parasitic effect circuit values. Additional optional steps include: requirements to a normalized design space, performing an equivalent circuit transformation, unmapping the circuit to a real design space, performing a survey, and element removal optimization. Computer implement software, systems, and microwave filters designed in accordance with the method are included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: RESONANT INC.
    Inventors: Patrick J. Turner, Richard N. Silver, Balam Quitze Andres Willemsen Cortes, Kurt F. Raihn, Neal O. Fenzi, Robert B. Hammond
  • Publication number: 20150106072
    Abstract: Methods for the design of microwave filters comprises comprising preferably the steps of inputting a first set of filter requirements, inputting a selection of circuit element types, inputting a selection of lossless circuit response variables, calculating normalized circuit element values based on the input parameters, and generate a first circuit, insert parasitic effects to the normalized circuit element values of the first circuit, and output at least the first circuit including the post-parasitic effect circuit values. Additional optional steps include: requirements to a normalized design space, performing an equivalent circuit transformation, unmapping the circuit to a real design space, performing a survey, and element removal optimization. Computer implement software, systems, and microwave filters designed in accordance with the method are included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Patrick J. Turner, Richard N. Silver, Balam Quitze Andres Willemsen Cortes, Kurt F. Raihn, Neal O. Fenzi, Robert B. Hammond