Patents by Inventor Ronald S. Goeke

Ronald S. Goeke 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: 20200023454
    Abstract: Nanometers thick conformal coatings deposited by atomic-layer deposition (ALD) onto the metal surface of an active braze joint modifies the surface chemistry to eliminate excess braze filler metal flow. Unlike other means used to prevent braze filler metal runout, the thin ALD coating does not hinder next assembly processes, does not require post-braze cleaning, and does not alter the base material mechanical properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Ronald S. Goeke, Charles A. Walker, Juan A. Romero
  • Patent number: 10262931
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lateral via to provide an electrical connection to a buried conductor. In one instance, the buried conductor is a through via that extends along a first dimension, and the lateral via extends along a second dimension that is generally orthogonal to the first dimension. In another instance, the second dimension is oblique to the first dimension. Components having such lateral vias, as well as methods for creating such lateral vias are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC, Varioscale, Inc.
    Inventors: David P. Adams, Kira L. Fishgrab, Karl Douglas Greth, Michael David Henry, Jeffrey Stevens, V. Carter Hodges, Randy J. Shul, Ronald S. Goeke, Robert K. Grubbs, Scott Silverman
  • Publication number: 20180269143
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lateral via to provide an electrical connection to a buried conductor. In one instance, the buried conductor is a through via that extends along a first dimension, and the lateral via extends along a second dimension that is generally orthogonal to the first dimension. In another instance, the second dimension is oblique to the first dimension. Components having such lateral vias, as well as methods for creating such lateral vias are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: David P. Adams, Kira L. Fishgrab, Karl Douglas Greth, Michael David Henry, Jeffrey Stevens, V. Carter Hodges, Randy J. Shul, Ronald S. Goeke, Robert K. Grubbs, Scott Silverman
  • Patent number: 9972565
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lateral via to provide an electrical connection to a buried conductor. In one instance, the buried conductor is a through via that extends along a first dimension, and the lateral via extends along a second dimension that is generally orthogonal to the first dimension. In another instance, the second dimension is oblique to the first dimension. Components having such lateral vias, as well as methods for creating such lateral vias are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: David P. Adams, Kira L. Fishgrab, Karl Douglas Greth, Michael David Henry, Jeffrey Stevens, V. Carter Hodges, Randy J. Shul, Ronald S. Goeke, Robert K. Grubbs
  • Patent number: 9911871
    Abstract: A photovoltaic module includes colorized reflective photovoltaic cells that act as pixels. The colorized reflective photovoltaic cells are arranged so that reflections from the photovoltaic cells or pixels visually combine into an image on the photovoltaic module. The colorized photovoltaic cell or pixel is composed of a set of 100 to 256 base color sub-pixel reflective segments or sub-pixels. The color of each pixel is determined by the combination of base color sub-pixels forming the pixel. As a result, each pixel can have a wide variety of colors using a set of base colors, which are created, from sub-pixel reflective segments having standard film thicknesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony L. Lentine, Gregory N. Nielson, Jose Luis Cruz-Campa, Murat Okandan, Ronald S. Goeke
  • Publication number: 20150068584
    Abstract: A photovoltaic system is described herein. The photovoltaic system includes an array of micro-concentrators. Each micro-concentrator includes an exterior lens, an interior lens, and a transparent layer that is between the exterior lens and the interior lens. The array of micro-concentrators is optically aligned with an array of photovoltaic cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: William C. Sweatt, Bradley Howell Jared, Michael P. Saavedra, Benjamin John Anderson, Ronald S. Goeke, Gregory N. Nielson, Murat Okandan, Brenton Elisberg
  • Publication number: 20140319432
    Abstract: A new class of electrically conductive, wear resistant, and high thermal stability nanocrystalline noble metal coatings achieved by codeposition of an insoluble, unreactive, and thermally stable, grain boundary segregated ceramic species that strengthens the base metal by inhibiting grain boundary mobility and recrystallization during deposition. These coatings exhibit high hardness and wear resistance while maintaining electrical conductivity effectively equivalent to that of the pure, fine-grained base metal. The coatings exhibit relatively low friction coefficients in nominally unlubricated sliding, and high thermal stability. The friction, wear, and electrical contact characteristics of these coatings are comparable or superior to electroplated hard gold films used extensively in electrical contact applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Sandia Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald S. Goeke, Nicolas Argibay, Somuri V. Prasad