Patents by Inventor Robert F. Wallace

Robert F. Wallace 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: 10368951
    Abstract: The apparatus of one embodiment of the present invention is comprised of a flexible sheath instrument, a flexible guide instrument, and a tool. The flexible sheath instrument comprises a first instrument base removably coupleable to an instrument driver and defines a sheath instrument working lumen. The flexible guide instrument comprises a second instrument base removably coupleable to the instrument driver and is threaded through the sheath instrument working lumen. The guide instrument also defines a guide instrument working lumen. The tool is threaded through the guide instrument working lumen. For this embodiment of the apparatus, the sheath instrument and guide instrument are independently controllable relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Auris Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederic H. Moll, Daniel T. Wallace, Gregory J. Stahler, David F. Moore, Daniel T. Adams, Kenneth M. Martin, Robert G. Younge, Michael R. Zinn, Gunter D. Niemeyer, David Lundmark
  • Patent number: 10319625
    Abstract: Via CD control for BEOL interconnects is described. For example, a method of fabricating an interconnect structure includes forming a lower metallization layer comprising alternating metal lines and dielectric lines above a substrate. The method also includes forming an inter-layer dielectric layer above the metallization layer. The method also includes forming a first grating pattern above the inter-layer dielectric layer, orthogonal to the alternating metal lines and dielectric lines of the lower metallization layer. The method also includes forming a second grating pattern above the first grating pattern. The method also includes patterning the inter-layer dielectric layer using the first grating pattern and the second grating pattern to form via locations and line regions in the inter-layer dielectric layer. The method also includes forming metal vias and metal lines in the via locations and line regions, respectively, of the inter-layer dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Paul A. Nyhus, Mohit K. Haran, Charles H. Wallace, Robert M. Bigwood, Deepak S. Rao, Alexander F. Kaplan
  • Publication number: 20190001106
    Abstract: A therapeutic delivery device comprises a layer of biodegradable material wound into a plurality of windings, the plurality of windings comprising an outermost winding defining an internal volume and winding pairs including a first winding pair and a second winding pair. A first therapeutic mass is incorporated in or on the layer the first winding pair and a second therapeutic mass is incorporated in or on the layer along the second winding pair. Perforations extend through at least selected windings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Q. Shaw, Robert F. Wallace
  • Patent number: 10092735
    Abstract: A therapeutic delivery device comprises a layer of biodegradable material wound into a plurality of windings, the plurality of windings comprising an outermost winding defining an internal volume and winding pairs including a first winding pair and a second winding pair. A first therapeutic mass is incorporated in or on the layer the first winding pair and a second therapeutic mass is incorporated in or on the layer along the second winding pair. In one implementation, at least one volume of gas is captured within the internal volume and occupies at least 50% of the internal volume. In one implementation, the windings include perforations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew Q. Shaw, Robert F. Wallace
  • Patent number: 9211374
    Abstract: A therapeutic implantable device comprises a biodegradable outer shell, a plurality of spaced biodegradable layers within the outer shell, a first therapeutic mass between the plurality of spaced biodegradable layers and a second therapeutic mass between the plurality of spaced biodegradable layers. The plurality of spaced biodegradable layers are arranged such that the first therapeutic mass is exposed external to the implantable device before exposure of the second therapeutic mass external to the implantable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Inventors: Robert F. Wallace, Matthew Q. Shaw
  • Publication number: 20150179031
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a housing having substantially the shape of a light bulb and including a base for coupling the housing to a light socket. The apparatus also includes an audible alarm mounted entirely within the housing and electrically coupled to the base to facilitate control of the audible alarm by a motion sensing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventor: Robert F. Wallace
  • Publication number: 20150100019
    Abstract: A therapeutic delivery device comprises a layer of biodegradable material wound into a plurality of windings, the plurality of windings comprising an outermost winding defining an internal volume and winding pairs including a first winding pair and a second winding pair. A first therapeutic mass is incorporated in or on the layer the first winding pair and a second therapeutic mass is incorporated in or on the layer along the second winding pair. In one implementation, at least one volume of gas is captured within the internal volume and occupies at least 50% of the internal volume. In one implementation, the windings include perforations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew Q. Shaw, Robert F. Wallace
  • Publication number: 20140205645
    Abstract: A biodegradable therapeutic carrier and implant comprises a layer of biodegradable electrospun material and floored wells formed by the layer to contain therapeutic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventors: Robert F. Wallace, Matthew Q. Shaw
  • Patent number: 8752765
    Abstract: A mother/daughter card non-volatile memory system includes a daughter card containing the memory and a mother card containing the memory controller and host interface circuits. The daughter memory card contains as little more than the memory cell array as is practical, in order to minimize its cost, and has an interface for connecting with a variety of mother controller cards having physical attributes and host interfaces according to a number of different published or proprietary memory card standards. Different types of memory cards may be used when the operating parameters of the memory are stored within it in a protected location, the mother card controller then reading these parameters and adapting its operation accordingly. A radio frequency antenna may be included on a surface of the card along with its electrical contacts, in order to provide a radio frequency identification function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: SanDisk Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Eliyahou Harari, Bo E. Ericsson, Robert F. Wallace
  • Publication number: 20140099883
    Abstract: A satellite communication system comprises a wireless signal transmitter to be mounted to an outdoor satellite signal receiver and an indoor signal receiver to be connected to an output appliance and to wirelessly receive signals from the wireless signal transmitter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: Robert F. Wallace
  • Publication number: 20140094767
    Abstract: A needle shell is inserted through skin with a needle insert within the needle shell occluding an insertion end of the needle shell. The needle insert is withdrawn from the needle shell and an implant tube is inserted into the needle shell and below the skin. An implant insertion rod is inserted into the needle shell to implant an implant below the skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventors: Robert F. Wallace, Matthew Q. Shaw
  • Publication number: 20140030116
    Abstract: A pump flexes a diaphragm to move fluid through a pump chamber. In one implementation, the diaphragm is conical shaped. In one implementation, the diaphragm extends across the pump chamber, wherein a passage extends from a first side of the diaphragm to a second side of the diaphragm supply fluid are being pumped by the diaphragm. In one implementation, a bypass passage extends from adjacent an inlet to adjacent an outlet of the pump chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: Robert F. Wallace
  • Publication number: 20130317424
    Abstract: A therapeutic implantable device comprises a biodegradable outer shell, a plurality of spaced biodegradable layers within the outer shell, a first therapeutic mass between the plurality of spaced biodegradable layers and a second therapeutic mass between the plurality of spaced biodegradable layers. The plurality of spaced biodegradable layers are arranged such that the first therapeutic mass is exposed external to the implantable device before exposure of the second therapeutic mass external to the implantable device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventors: Robert F. Wallace, Matthew Q. Shaw
  • Patent number: 8030135
    Abstract: Methods for a multiple die package for integrated circuits are disclosed. An insulator layer is provided and one or more vias are formed within it. The insulator may be provided without vias, and vias formed later. At least one integrated circuit is provided and electrically coupled to at least one lead of a first leadframe overlying one surface of the insulator. At least one second integrated circuit is provided and electrically coupled to a second leadframe overlying a second surface of the insulator. Electrical connections between the two leadframes and the first and second integrated circuits are made through the insulator at selected locations, by coupling at least one lead of the first and second leadframes one to another. The leads of the first and second leadframe may be physically coupled by a welding process within vias in the insulator. A method for a removable storage card is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: SanDisk Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Robert F. Wallace
  • Patent number: 8027165
    Abstract: A flash memory card structure with an external contact structure according to a published standard, such as the USB standard, also includes a second data transmission path, such as a wireless one. A removable cap fits over the card to cover the external contacts when they are not being used as a memory data path. One of two or more different caps may be selected to be placed on the card in order to control operation of the second data transmission path, such as to select the distance of wireless transmission from one of two or more pre-set distances. Power to operate the memory card through the second path, when not connected to a host, may also be provided through the external contacts by including a battery in the caps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Sandisk Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Robert F. Wallace, Edwin J. Cuellar, Eliyahou Harari, Yoram Cedar
  • Patent number: 7939920
    Abstract: A multiple die package and removable storage card is disclosed. An insulator layer is provided and one or more vias are formed within it. The insulator may be provided without vias, and vias formed later. At least one integrated circuit is provided and electrically coupled to at least one lead of a first leadframe overlying one surface of the insulator layer. At least one second integrated circuit is provided and electrically coupled to a second leadframe overlying a second surface of the insulator layer. Electrical connections between the two leadframes and the first and second integrated circuits are made through the insulator, at selected locations, by coupling at least one lead of the first and second leadframes one to another. The leads of the first and second leadframe may be electrically coupled via anisotropically conductive areas of the leadframes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: SanDisk Corporation
    Inventor: Robert F. Wallace
  • Patent number: 7822883
    Abstract: Enclosed re-programmable non-volatile memory cards include at least two sets of electrical contacts to which the internal memory is connected. The two sets of contacts have different patterns, preferably in accordance with two different contact standards such as a memory card standard and that of the Universal Serial Bus (USB). One memory card standard that can be followed is that of the Secure Digital (SD) card. The cards can thus be used with different hosts that are compatible with one set of contacts but not the other. A cover that is hinged to the card to normally cover one set of contacts can be manually rotated out of the way when that set of contacts is being used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: SanDisk Corporation
    Inventors: Robert C. Miller, Hem P. Takiar, Joel Jacobs, Robert A. Howard, Motohide Hatanaka, Robert F. Wallace, Edwin J. Cuellar, Eliyahou Harari
  • Publication number: 20100205360
    Abstract: A peripheral card having a Personal Computer (“PC”) card form factor and removably coupled externally to a host system is further partitioned into a mother card portion and a daughter card portion. The daughter card is removably coupled to the mother card. In the preferred embodiment, a low cost flash “floppy” is accomplished with the daughter card containing only flash EEPROM chips and being controlled by a memory controller residing on the mother card. Other aspects of the invention includes a comprehensive controller on the mother card able to control a predefined set of peripherals on daughter cards connectable to the mother card; relocation of some host resident hardware to the mother card to allow for a minimal host system; a mother card that can accommodate multiple daughter cards; daughter cards that also operates directly with hosts having embedded controllers; daughter cards carrying encoded data and information for decoding it; and daughter cards with security features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Inventors: Eliyahou Harari, Daniel C. Guterman, Robert F. Wallace
  • Publication number: 20100169559
    Abstract: A peripheral card having a Personal Computer (“PC”) card form factor and removably coupled externally to a host system is further partitioned into a mother card portion and a daughter card portion. The daughter card is removably coupled to the mother card. In the preferred embodiment, a low cost flash “floppy” is accomplished with the daughter card containing only flash EEPROM chips and being controlled by a memory controller residing on the mother card. Other aspects of the invention includes a comprehensive controller on the mother card able to control a predefined set of peripherals on daughter cards connectable to the mother card; relocation of some host resident hardware to the mother card to allow for a minimal host system; a mother card that can accommodate multiple daughter cards; daughter cards that also operates directly with hosts having embedded controllers; daughter cards carrying encoded data and information for decoding it; and daughter cards with security features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventors: Eliyahou Harari, Daniel C. Guterman, Robert F. Wallace
  • Publication number: 20100169561
    Abstract: A peripheral card having a Personal Computer (“PC”) card form factor and removably coupled externally to a host system is further partitioned into a mother card portion and a daughter card portion. The daughter card is removably coupled to the mother card. In the preferred embodiment, a low cost flash “floppy” is accomplished with the daughter card containing only flash EEPROM chips and being controlled by a memory controller residing on the mother card. Other aspects of the invention includes a comprehensive controller on the mother card able to control a predefined set of peripherals on daughter cards connectable to the mother card; relocation of some host resident hardware to the mother card to allow for a minimal host system; a mother card that can accommodate multiple daughter cards; daughter cards that also operates directly with hosts having embedded controllers; daughter cards carrying encoded data and information for decoding it; and daughter cards with security features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventors: Eliyahou Harari, Daniel C. Guterman, Robert F. Wallace