Patents by Inventor Ruochen Lu

Ruochen Lu 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: 10727804
    Abstract: An integrated circuit is a layered device, on a semiconductor substrate, which contains metal electrodes that sandwich a piezoelectric layer, followed by a magnetostrictive layer and a metal coil. The metal electrodes define an electrical port across which to receive an alternating current (AC) voltage, which is applied across the piezoelectric layer to cause a time-varying strain in the piezoelectric layer. The magnetostrictive layer is to translate the time-varying strain, received by way of a vibration mode from interaction with the piezoelectric layer, into a time-varying electromagnetic field. The metal coil, disposed on the magnetostrictive layer, includes a magnetic port at which to induce a current based on exposure to the time-varying electromagnetic field generated by the magnetostrictive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: Songbin Gong, Ruochen Lu, Tomas Manzaneque Garcia, Cheng Tu, Daniel Shoemaker, Chengxi Zhao
  • Patent number: 10658956
    Abstract: A circuit includes a processor that analyzes a pulse width modulated (PWM) signal feedback from a brushless DC motor to determine a transition between a mutual inductance zero crossing condition and a Back Electro Motive Force (BEMF) zero crossing condition of the brushless DC motor. A mutual inductance controller is executed by the processor to commutate the brushless DC motor at startup of the motor when the mutual inductance zero crossing condition is detected by the processor. A BEMF controller is executed by the processor to commutate the brushless DC motor after startup of the motor when the BEMF zero crossing condition is detected by the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Yisong Lu, Ruochen Zhang, Wei Zuo
  • Publication number: 20190334568
    Abstract: An apparatus includes parallel delay lines, each exhibiting a delay; a first set of switches for each port of a first set of ports, each of which is to selectively couple a port of the first set of ports to first ends of the delay lines; a second set of switches for each port of a second set of ports, each of which to selectively couple a port of the second set of ports to second ends of the delay lines. A signal source generates a series of clock signals that are sequentially time delayed between the first set of switches and the second set of switches, where an input signal at one of the first or second sets of ports travels from the one of the first or second sets of ports to an output port of opposite set of ports over the delay lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Songbin Gong, Ruochen Lu, John Andrew Krol, Liuqing Gao
  • Publication number: 20190131953
    Abstract: A piezoelectric thin-film suspended above a carrier substrate. An input interdigital transducer (IDT) having first interdigitated electrodes is disposed at different locations along the horizontal axis and on the first side of the piezoelectric thin-film. Each opposing pair of the first interdigitated electrodes is to selectively transduce a particular frequency range of an input electrical signal that varies in frequency over time into an acoustic wave of a laterally vibrating mode based on a pitch between electrodes of the opposing pair. An output IDT that includes second interdigitated electrodes is disposed at different locations along the horizontal axis and on the second side of the piezoelectric thin-film. Each opposing pair of the second interdigitated electrodes is to convert the acoustic wave transduced by the respective opposing pair of the first interdigitated electrodes into a compressed pulse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Songbin Gong, Ruochen Lu, Tomas Manzaneque Garcia