Patents by Inventor Robert Reed

Robert Reed 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: 11907140
    Abstract: A system for serial communication includes a controller, a semiconductor package comprising a plurality of semiconductor die, and a serial interface configured to connect the plurality of semiconductor die to the controller. The serial interface includes a controller-to-package connection and a package-to-controller connection, and the serial interface is configured to employ a signaling protocol using differential data signaling with no separate clock signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: KIOXIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Benjamin Kerr, Philip Rose, Robert Reed
  • Patent number: 11846637
    Abstract: A device for determining presence or absence of infection due to an infectious agent is described. The device comprises a sample receiving zone configured to receive a liquid sample from a subject suspected of having an infection due to an infectious agent, the sample receiving zone positioned to distribute the sample along a first fluid flow path to a first label zone and along a second fluid flow path to a second label zone. Test lines in each fluid flow path capture a mobile detectable species as an indicator of presence or absence of the infectious agent. The device also comprises a reference line positioned in the one of the fluid flow paths. The bidirectional fluid flow paths emanate from a common sample zone and provide an efficient approach to detection and differentiate two species as indicators of the same infectious agent or as indicators of two different infectious agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Quidel Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Reed, Irene Sinn-Blandy, Robert Weiller, Jason McClure
  • Patent number: 11803222
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling a SSD in response to a power failure event of a main power supply to the SSD. The method includes receiving and storing write commands and associated data payloads for execution on the SSD in volatile memory, detecting the power failure event on the SSD, supplying backup power to the SSD during the power failure event, and executing one or more write commands stored in the volatile memory by storing the associated data payloads in a non-volatile memory on the SSD using the backup power. In response to the execution, removing the one or more write commands from the cache such that one or more unexecuted write commands and the associated data payloads remain in the cache, and storing a list of the one or more unexecuted write commands, but not the associated data payloads, in non-volatile memory using the backup power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Kioxia Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Wells, Robert Reed
  • Patent number: 11774494
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for testing a threshold energy required to cause a latchup on an electronic component. An exemplary method includes applying a series of laser pulses to a testing object with a pulsed laser unit. The testing object is connected to a testing circuit which can measure the energy of each of the series of laser pulses, and detect whether a pulse of the series of laser pulses resulted in a latchup on the testing object. Upon detecting the pulse, the method provides for logging the energy of the pulse using a recording unit and logging the latchup status of the test device. If a latchup is detected, the testing circuit automatically mitigates the latchup event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Andrew L. Sternberg, Ronald D. Schrimpf, Robert A. Reed
  • Publication number: 20230243809
    Abstract: Separation of the cellular components of whole blood, or other biological fluid, from plasma or serum can be achieved for assay analysis. A device for facilitating separation can include, for example, a capillary tube that accurately draws target blood volume, a pad that chemically interacts with red-blood cells, such that the red blood cells become chemically and/or physically trapped within pad material, a mechanism for plasma recovery from the pad upon diffusion or active mixing, and a dropper tip that facilitates dispensing the mixture onto a test device. The treatment of the cellular components can be performed prior to contact with a buffer solution, so release of the cellular components into the buffer solution is reduced or prevented. Additional filtration can be provided to filter any remaining cellular components in the mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2023
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    Inventors: Irene Sinn Blandy, Rayna Thiesen, Scott Alexander Fall, Robert Reed, Robert Weiller
  • Publication number: 20230213516
    Abstract: Lateral flow immunoassays that reliably detect human antibodies, including IgG and/or IgM antibodies, specific for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS CoV-2) are described herein. Devices, methods and kits for analysis of samples, such as liquid blood, serum or plasma, for the presence of human antibodies, such as IgG and/or IgM antibodies, specific for SARS CoV-2 proteins, such as SARS CoV-2 N and/or S proteins are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Publication date: July 6, 2023
    Inventors: Richard L. EGAN, Werner KROLL, Jason MCCLURE, Robert REED, Jason SUN
  • Patent number: 11650200
    Abstract: Separation of the cellular components of whole blood, or other biological fluid, from plasma or serum can be achieved for assay analysis. A device for facilitating separation can include, for example, a capillary tube that accurately draws target blood volume, a pad that chemically interacts with red-blood cells, such that the red blood cells become chemically and/or physically trapped within pad material, a mechanism for plasma recovery from the pad upon diffusion or active mixing, and a dropper tip that facilitates dispensing the mixture onto a test device. The treatment of the cellular components can be performed prior to contact with a buffer solution, so release of the cellular components into the buffer solution is reduced or prevented. Additional filtration can be provided to filter any remaining cellular components in the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: Quidel Corporation
    Inventors: Irene Sinn Blandy, Rayna Thiesen, Scott Alexander Fall, Robert Reed, Robert Weiller
  • Publication number: 20230092000
    Abstract: A system for serial communication includes a controller, a semiconductor package comprising a plurality of semiconductor die, and a serial interface configured to connect the plurality of semiconductor die to the controller. The serial interface includes a controller-to-package connection and a package-to-controller connection, and the serial interface is configured to employ a signaling protocol using differential data signaling with no separate clock signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Publication date: March 23, 2023
    Applicant: Kioxia Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin Kerr, Philip Rose, Robert Reed
  • Patent number: 11586573
    Abstract: A system includes a programmable logic control (PLC) module, an input/output (IO) network bus coupled to the PLC module and provided at facets of a mainframe. A first process chamber attached to a first facet of the facets. A chamber interface IO sub-module is attached to the first facet and coupled to the IO network bus and to a process chamber IO controller of the first process chamber. The chamber interface IO sub-module is to: convert interlock relay signals, received via dry contact exchange with the process chamber IO controller, to digital signals; combine the digital signals into network packets adapted for communication using a protocol of the IO network bus; and transmit the network packets to the PLC module over the IO network bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: James Robert Reed, Kiyki-Shiy N. Shang, Martin A. Jolivet
  • Patent number: 11586704
    Abstract: A method for facilitating the testing of a data sample involves a computing device carrying out the following actions: displaying a data sample on a user interface; receiving, via the user interface, a selection of a test to be performed on the data sample; receiving, via the user interface, an input of a result of the test; generating, in a graph database, a vertex representing a visual indicator corresponding to the input result; and creating, in the graph database, an association between the vertex representing the visual indicator and a vertex representing a file containing the displayed data sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: WORKIVA INC.
    Inventors: John Bonk, Ryan Gilsdorf, James Michael Morse, Jason Aguilon, David Andrew Haila, Matthew Sanders, Patrick Corwin Kujawa, Robert Reed Becker, Sean Martin Kelly Burke, Stephen Bush, Thomas Ryan Connell
  • Publication number: 20220390511
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for testing a threshold energy required to cause a latchup on an electronic component. An exemplary method includes applying a series of laser pulses to a testing object with a pulsed laser unit. The testing object is connected to a testing circuit which can measure the energy of each of the series of laser pulses, and detect whether a pulse of the series of laser pulses resulted in a latchup on the testing object. Upon detecting the pulse, the method provides for logging the energy of the pulse using a recording unit and logging the latchup status of the test device. If a latchup is detected, the testing circuit automatically mitigates the latchup event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2022
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Inventors: Andrew L. STERNBERG, Ronald D. SCHRIMPF, Robert A. REED
  • Patent number: 11446654
    Abstract: A substrate structured to define thereon a fluid flow channel and/or a fluid control feature is described. The substrate may additionally comprise a capture zone and/or a test zone, for use as a test strip for determining presence or absence of an analyte of interest, such as an infectious agent or a biomarker. Reagents are deposited in the capture zone and/or test zone as an array of drops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Quidel Corporation
    Inventors: Samantha Chang, Jason McClure, Robert Reed, Irene Sinn Blandy, Robert Weiller, Christian Bobritchi
  • Patent number: 11435399
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for testing a threshold energy required to cause a latchup on an electronic component. An exemplary method includes applying a series of laser pulses to a testing object with a pulsed laser unit. The testing object is connected to a testing circuit which can measure the energy of each of the series of laser pulses, and detect whether a pulse of the series of laser pulses resulted in a latchup on the testing object. Upon detecting the pulse, the method provides for logging the energy of the pulse using a recording unit and logging the latchup status of the test device. If a latchup is detected, the testing circuit automatically mitigates the latchup event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Vanderbilt University
    Inventors: Andrew L. Sternberg, Ronald D. Schrimpf, Robert A. Reed
  • Publication number: 20220217999
    Abstract: Protein-containing feedstuffs which contain at least one protein feed material and either methionine or at least one feed product which contains methionine are resistant to reduction of digestibility as a result of heat damage during drying.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Paul SUMMER, Robert REED, Tomo TAKAGI, Jessica TEKIPPE
  • Publication number: 20220184605
    Abstract: A substrate structured to define thereon a fluid flow channel and/or a fluid control feature is described. The substrate may additionally comprise a capture zone and/or a test zone, for use as a test strip for determining presence or absence of an analyte of interest, such as an infectious agent or a biomarker. Reagents are deposited in the capture zone and/or test zone as an array of drops.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Samantha Chang, Jason McClure, Robert Reed, Irene Sinn Blandy, Robert Weiller, Christian Bobritchi
  • Publication number: 20220097126
    Abstract: The invention relates to the reduction of core losses in soft magnetic applications utilizing amorphous foil as the core material. Amorphous foil is known to have lower losses when compared to crystalline silicon steel laminations. It is found that a reduction of 10-40% of losses can be achieved over the current state of the art amorphous material by mechanical scribing of the surface of the soft magnetic laminations comprising the wound core in power conditioning devices such as a transformer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: Eric Alan Theisen, Donald E. Granger, JR., Thomas Joseph Hastie, Donald Robert Reed, JR.
  • Patent number: 11281603
    Abstract: A system for serial communication includes a controller, a semiconductor package comprising a plurality of semiconductor die, and a serial interface configured to connect the plurality of semiconductor die to the controller. The serial interface includes a controller-to-package connection and a package-to-controller connection, and the serial interface is configured to employ a signaling protocol using differential data signaling with no separate clock signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: KIOXIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Benjamin James Kerr, Philip Rose, Robert Reed
  • Publication number: 20210396752
    Abstract: A device for determining presence or absence of infection due to an infectious agent is described. The device comprises a sample receiving zone configured to receive a liquid sample from a subject suspected of having an infection due to an infectious agent, the sample receiving zone positioned to distribute the sample along a first fluid flow path to a first label zone and along a second fluid flow path to a second label zone. Test lines in each fluid flow path capture a mobile detectable species as an indicator of presence or absence of the infectious agent. The device also comprises a reference line positioned in the one of the fluid flow paths. The bidirectional fluid flow paths emanate from a common sample zone and provide an efficient approach to detection and differentiate two species as indicators of the same infectious agent or as indicators of two different infectious agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Reed, Irene Sinn-Blandy, Robert Weiller, Jason McClure
  • Patent number: 11183879
    Abstract: Exemplary methods and systems for building an electrical grid topology and detecting faults in an electrical grid are disclosed herein. In an exemplary embodiment, a method for building an electrical grid topology of an electrical grid comprising a plurality of grid elements, the method comprises sending, from a first signaling module of a plurality of signaling modules of the electrical grid, a mapping signal; receiving, at a second signaling module of the plurality of signaling modules, the mapping signal; and deriving, from the mapping signal, grid characteristics of the electrical grid; wherein the grid characteristics are derived from the mapping signal based on the influence that one or more of the plurality of grid elements has on the mapping signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Elintrix
    Inventors: Alan Drew Barnett, Joseph Robert Reed
  • Publication number: 20210318739
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling a SSD in response to a power failure event of a main power supply to the SSD. The method includes receiving and storing write commands and associated data payloads for execution on the SSD in volatile memory, detecting the power failure event on the SSD, supplying backup power to the SSD during the power failure event, and executing one or more write commands stored in the volatile memory by storing the associated data payloads in a non-volatile memory on the SSD using the backup power. In response to the execution, removing the one or more write commands from the cache such that one or more unexecuted write commands and the associated data payloads remain in the cache, and storing a list of the one or more unexecuted write commands, but not the associated data payloads, in non-volatile memory using the backup power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Wells, Robert Reed