Patents by Inventor Robert Kim

Robert Kim 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: 20180074117
    Abstract: A MOS IC includes a first standard cell including first and second power rails, first and second active regions, and a plurality of metal interconnects. The first power rail extends in a first direction and provides a first voltage to the first standard cell. The second power rail extends in the first direction and provides a second voltage to the first standard cell. The first active region is between the first and second power rails on a first side of the first standard cell. The second active region is between the first and second power rails on a second side of the first standard cell. The second active region is separated from the first active region. The plurality of metal interconnects extend in a second direction between the first and second active regions and between the first and second power rails. The second direction is orthogonal to the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Rami SALEM, Lesly Zaren V. ENDRINAL, Hyeokjin LIM, Hadi BUNNALIM, Robert KIM, Lavakumar RANGANATHAN, Mickael MALABRY
  • Publication number: 20170270573
    Abstract: The present invention provides a computer-implemented method to order ahead with a mobile device. A user network device receives an input of an order from a user; communicates the order to a merchant network device; receives a preparation time for one or more components of the order; determines a location of the user device; monitors a projected time of arrival at the merchant based on the location of the user device; compares the projected time of arrival with the component preparation time; and notifies the merchant to begin preparation of at least one of the components in response to a determination that the projected time of arrival equals the preparation time of one or more components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Robert Kim, Ray Reddy
  • Patent number: 9691088
    Abstract: The present invention provides a computer-implemented method to order ahead with a mobile device. A user network device receives an input of an order from a user; communicates the order to a merchant network device; receives a preparation time for one or more components of the order; determines a location of the user device; monitors a projected time of arrival at the merchant based on the location of the user device; compares the projected time of arrival with the component preparation time; and notifies the merchant to begin preparation of at least one of the components in response to a determination that the projected time of arrival equals the preparation time of one or more components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Robert Kim, Ray Reddy
  • Publication number: 20170162385
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for processing a substrate are provided. The apparatus includes a pedestal and rotation member, both of which are moveably disposed within a processing chamber. The rotation member is adapted to rotate a substrate disposed in the chamber. The substrate may be supported by an edge ring during processing. The edge ring may selectively engage either the pedestal or the rotation member. In one embodiment, the edge ring engages the pedestal during a deposition process and the edge ring engages the rotation member during rotation of the substrate. The rotation of the substrate during processing may be discrete or continuous.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Ganesh BALASUBRAMANIAN, Juan Carlos ROCHA-ALVAREZ, Ramprakash SANKARAKRISHNAN, Robert KIM, Dale R. DU BOIS, Kirby H. FLOYD, Amit Kumar BANSAL, Tuan Anh NGUYEN
  • Patent number: 9593419
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for processing a substrate are provided. The apparatus includes a pedestal and rotation member, both of which are moveably disposed within a processing chamber. The rotation member is adapted to rotate a substrate disposed in the chamber. The substrate may be supported by an edge ring during processing. The edge ring may selectively engage either the pedestal or the rotation member. In one embodiment, the edge ring engages the pedestal during a deposition process and the edge ring engages the rotation member during rotation of the substrate. The rotation of the substrate during processing may be discrete or continuous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Ganesh Balasubramanian, Juan Carlos Rocha-Alvarez, Ramprakash Sankarakrishnan, Robert Kim, Dale R. Du Bois, Kirby Hane Floyd, Amit Kumar Bansal, Tuan Anh Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9566381
    Abstract: A disposable fluid connector includes a first single-use tubing component having proximal and distal ends and a second single-use tubing component having proximal and distal ends, where the first single-use tubing component and the second single-use tubing component are each usable only for a single patient procedure. The disposable fluid connector also includes a connection comprising an electrical connector that is configured to electrically connect the connection to both a powered injector and to an external medical device, where the disposable fluid connector comprises a disposable cassette including a portion that is non-removably attached to both the first single-use tubing component and the second single-use tubing component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: ACIST Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Traci Barron, Niels Clausen-Stuck, Mark Fisher, Joseph Graceffa, David J. Hajicek, Martin G. Hieb, Anastasios G. Karahalios, Karen Kensok, Robert Kim, Lawrence Lunzer, Manfred Maiers, Adolfo Menendez, Jr., Khader Mohiuddin, Richard A. Oftedahl, Volker Roos, Jeremiah O'Leary
  • Patent number: 9505348
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to an apparatus providing a first component having a circular opening with an interior chamfered edge and a second component positioned within the circular opening. The apparatus also provides a magnetic feature at a circular bottom surface of the first component, where the magnetic feature provides a magnetic pull force in a first direction to secure the second component within the circular opening. The second component is configured to break away from the circular opening when a contact force to the breakaway component causes a force in a second direction opposite of the first direction and greater than the magnetic pull force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Kim, Kenneth Ryan Loo, David Gordon Duff
  • Patent number: 9457140
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method of using contextual lighting to assist a user of a medical fluid injection system. In this embodiment, the method includes providing a lighted display in proximity to a component of the injection system during setup of the medical fluid injection system. If the user has properly performed a setup function that is associated with the component of the injection system, the method further comprises providing a first visual indication on the lighted display. If the user has not properly performed the setup function that is associated with the component of the injection system, the method further comprises providing a second visual indication on the lighted display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: ACIST Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Traci Barron, Niels Clausen-Stuck, Mark Fisher, Joseph Graceffa, David J. Hajicek, Martin G. Hieb, Anastasios G. Karahalios, Karen Kensok, Robert Kim, Lawrence Lunzer, Manfred Maiers, Adolfo Menendez, Jr., Khader Mohiuddin, Richard A. Oftedahl, Volker Roos, Jeremiah O'Leary
  • Publication number: 20160135628
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a multi-walled glass container capable of cooling and/or heating contents held within the glass container. More specifically, the present disclosure presents a multi-walled glass container with at least one fluid-filled freezable and/or heatable pocket, wherein a safety plug may seal the substance within the pocket. The present disclosure further relates to a safety plug that may contain the substance within the pocket and may release the substance in its original or a different state from the pocket, wherein the release may limit damage to the multi-walled glass container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Robert Kim, David Hudrlik
  • Patent number: 9259526
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method of using contextual lighting to assist a user of a medical fluid injection system. In this embodiment, the method includes providing a lighted display in proximity to a component of the injection system during setup of the medical fluid injection system. If the user has properly performed a setup function that is associated with the component of the injection system, the method further comprises providing a first visual indication on the lighted display. If the user has not properly performed the setup function that is associated with the component of the injection system, the method further comprises providing a second visual indication on the lighted display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: ACIST Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Traci Barron, Niels Clausen-Stuck, Mark Fisher, Joseph Graceffa, David J. Hajicek, Martin G. Hieb, Anastasios G. Karahalios, Karen Kensok, Robert Kim, Lawrence Lunzer, Manfred Maiers, Adolfo Menendez, Jr., Khader Mohiuddin, Richard A. Oftedahl, Volker Roos, Jeremiah O'Leary
  • Patent number: 9221397
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to an apparatus providing a first component having a circular opening with an interior chaffered edge and a second component positioned within the circular opening. The apparatus also provides a magnetic feature at a circular bottom surface of the first component, where the magnetic feature provides a magnetic pull force in a first direction to secure the second component within the circular opening. The second component is configured to break away from the circular opening when a contact force to the breakaway component causes a force in a second direction opposite of the first direction and greater than the magnetic pull force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Kim, Kenneth Ryan Loo, David Gordon Duff
  • Publication number: 20150262859
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for processing a substrate are provided. The apparatus includes a pedestal and rotation member, both of which are moveably disposed within a processing chamber. The rotation member is adapted to rotate a substrate disposed in the chamber. The substrate may be supported by an edge ring during processing. The edge ring may selectively engage either the pedestal or the rotation member. In one embodiment, the edge ring engages the pedestal during a deposition process and the edge ring engages the rotation member during rotation of the substrate. The rotation of the substrate during processing may be discrete or continuous.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Ganesh BALASUBRAMANIAN, Juan Carlos ROCHA-ALVAREZ, Ramprakash SANKARAKRISHNAN, Robert KIM, Dale R. DU BOIS, Kirby Hane FLOYD, Amit Kumar BANSAL, Tuan Anh NGUYEN
  • Patent number: 9123011
    Abstract: A system, method and article of manufacture are provided for managing a merger or an acquisition. A plurality of statistics are tracked relating to a merger or an acquisition for reporting purposes. Further, a plurality of decisions are stored relating to the merger or acquisition. Such decisions may be accessed by a plurality of users involved in the merger or acquisition. In addition, a plurality of items associated with the merger or acquisition are inputted into a database. Each item is associated with at least one of the users. The users may be search for the items in the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: James S Marpe, David W Coyle, Bruce P Kiene, Gregory P Chestnut, John F Durocher, Scott R Adler, Laura L Farner, Robin Pepper, Robert Kim, Pascal R Yammine, Colin K Dangel
  • Patent number: 8998297
    Abstract: Systems for mounting a windshield to a vehicle are described. In one example, an apparatus configured to a mount a windshield to a vehicle is disclosed. The apparatus includes a foam configured to be positioned between the windshield and a frame of the vehicle along at least three sides of an interior perimeter of the windshield. The apparatus also includes one or more rigid components configured to compress the foam when the windshield is deformed. The one or more rigid components may be positioned at least partially within the foam. The apparatus further includes an attachment component configured to attach the foam to the frame of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Khaykin, Thomas Daniel, Daniel Lynn Larner, Felix Jose Alvarez Rivera, Robert Kim
  • Publication number: 20150073516
    Abstract: The present invention provides a low-cost, low-power therapeutic hypothermia device for use in developing nations. The device includes a first and second receptacle separated by a space filled with a porous material such as sand. A cooling chemical can also be added to the porous material in order to speed cooling. Water is added to the porous material and a neonate is placed into the device for therapeutic hypothermia treatment. The neonate is monitored carefully using temperature sensors and a feedback system integrated into the device. Cooling can be modulated and/or warming commenced by adding Styrofoam blocks to raise the neonate off the surface of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Soumyadipta Acharya, Robert Allen, Winston J. Aw, Samrie Beshah, Michael V. Johnston, John J. Kim, Robert Kim, Ryan Wai Yan Lee, Erika M. Moore, Neil P. O'Donnell, Youseph Yazdi, Simon Ammanuel, Nathan Buchbinder
  • Patent number: 8866056
    Abstract: A multi-component packaging system includes a lower containing assembly, an upper containing assembly, and a cover. The lower containing assembly defines an interior cavity that is adapted to receive a first food component. The upper containing assembly defines an interior that is adapted to receive a second food component. The upper containing assembly is adapted for engagement with the lower containing assembly. The cover is engaged with at least one of the lower containing assembly and the upper containing assembly. The cover includes a passage portion that defines a plurality of apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: ConAgra Foods RDM, Inc.
    Inventors: Catherine M. Shapiro, Corey L. Berends, Brian M. Degner, Jess C. Sweley, Stephanie L. Bills, Christopher M. Branda, Kim M. Folta, Robert Kim, Sue Lai, Pamela A. Poulis, Jesse Jay Spungin, Katie M. Bartholomew, Lynda A. Deakin, Todd T. S. Holscher, Grace J. Hwang, Mark M. Kavanagh, Michelle S. K. Lee, Adam M. Mack, Eleanor D. Morgan, John W. Smith, David C. Thomsen, Gabriel M. Trionfi, Ana T. Yuan Chang
  • Patent number: 8758294
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method implemented by a powered inflation device to prepare a balloon catheter for use during a medical procedure. In this embodiment, the method includes drawing an amount of medical fluid from a fluid reservoir into the inflation device during a first motorized operation of the inflation device, removing an amount of air from the balloon catheter during a second motorized operation of the inflation device, and injecting the amount of medical fluid from the inflation device into the balloon catheter during a third motorized operation of the inflation device to inflate a balloon located at a distal end of the balloon catheter. The powered inflation device may be a stand-alone device in one embodiment. In one embodiment, the powered inflation device is coupled to an angiographic injector system. When it is coupled to an angiographic injector system, the balloon inflation device and the injector system may be controlled by a common control panel, or console, in one embodiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: ACIST Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Kim, Jiyan Liu, Thomas McPeak, Khader Mohiuddin, Jon Moon, Richard A. Oftedahl, Norman Schwartz, Glenn Toews, Robert F. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20140058901
    Abstract: The present invention provides a computer-implemented method to order ahead with a mobile device. A user network device receives an input of an order from a user; communicates the order to a merchant network device; receives a preparation time for one or more components of the order; determines a location of the user device; monitors a projected time of arrival at the merchant based on the location of the user device; compares the projected time of arrival with the component preparation time; and notifies the merchant to begin preparation of at least one of the components in response to a determination that the projected time of arrival equals the preparation time of one or more components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: GOOGLE Inc.
    Inventors: Robert KIM, Ray Reddy
  • Publication number: 20140019213
    Abstract: A system, method and article of manufacture are provided for managing a merger or an acquisition. A plurality of statistics are tracked relating to a merger or an acquisition for reporting purposes. Further, a plurality of decisions are stored relating to the merger or acquisition. Such decisions may be accessed by a plurality of users involved in the merger or acquisition. In addition, a plurality of items associated with the merger or acquisition are inputted into a database. Each item is associated with at least one of the users. The users may be search for the items in the database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: James S. Marpe, David W. Coyle, Bruce P. Kiene, Gregory P Chestnut, John F. Durocher, Scott R. Adler, Laura L. Farner, Robin Pepper, Robert Kim, Pascal R. Yammine, Colin K. Dangel
  • Patent number: 8606588
    Abstract: A system, method and article of manufacture are provided for managing a merger or an acquisition. A plurality of statistics are tracked relating to a merger or an acquisition for reporting purposes. Further, a plurality of decisions are stored relating to the merger or acquisition. Such decisions may be accessed by a plurality of users involved in the merger or acquisition. In addition, a plurality of items associated with the merger or acquisition are inputted into a database. Each item is associated with at least one of the users. The users may be search for the items in the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: James S. Marpe, David W. Coyle, Bruce P. Kiene, Gregory P. Chestnut, John F. Durocher, Scott R. Adler, Laura L. Farner, Robin Pepper, Robert Kim, Pascal R. Yammine, Colin K. Dangel