Patents by Inventor Samer Kabbani

Samer Kabbani 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: 20190101588
    Abstract: A system includes: a bottom contactor assembly; a top contactor assembly; and a contactor vision alignment system located separate from a test site of an integrated circuit device testing system. The contactor vision alignment system includes: a downward-looking camera, an upward-looking camera, an adjustment mechanism configured to move the top contactor assembly, and a controller configured to: determine a first offset between a bottom side integrated circuit device contact array and a bottom contactor contact array, cause the adjustment mechanism to align the bottom side integrated circuit device contact array with the bottom contactor contact array based on the determined first offset, determine a second offset between the top contactor contact array and a top side integrated circuit device contact array, and cause the adjustment mechanism to align the top contactor with respect to the top side device contact array based on the determined second offset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: Delta Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Kexiang Ken Ding, Kenneth B. Uekert, Michael Anthony Laver, Samer Kabbani
  • Publication number: 20180218926
    Abstract: A thermal control head for a semiconductor device handler includes: a heater configured to heat a semiconductor device; a cold manifold; and a cooling mass that is movable between: a first position at which a first surface of the cooling mass contacts a surface of the cold manifold, and a second position at which the first surface of the cooling mass is separated from the cold manifold, and a second surface of the cooling mass contacts a surface of the heater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: Delta Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry Stuckey, Jerry Ihor Tustaniwskyj, Samer Kabbani
  • Patent number: 9857419
    Abstract: A vision alignment system for an integrated circuit device testing handler includes a head guiding ring configured to be attached to a pick-and-place device, the head guiding ring having an opening in which a device-under-test having a device contact array is locatable; a socket apparatus including: a fixed mounting frame, a moveable socket guiding ring, and a plurality of actuators configured to move the moveable socket guiding ring relative to the fixed mounting frame; and a visualization device configured to provide data relating to a position of the device contact array relative to the contactor pin array. The socket apparatus is configured to adjust a position of the head guiding ring by moving the moveable socket guiding ring while the head guiding ring is located in an opening of the moveable socket guiding ring to align the device contact array to the contactor pin array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Delta Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Kexiang Ken Ding, Keith Emery, Jerry Ihor Tustaniwskyj, Michael Anthony Laver, Samer Kabbani
  • Publication number: 20170285102
    Abstract: A vision alignment system for a test handler system includes a transfer mechanism that transfers a device from an input side to a test side, a contactor array positioned at the test side, and a pick-and-place device that moves the device from the transfer mechanism to the contactor array. An engagement mechanism on the pick-and-place device engages with alignment devices on the transfer mechanism and contactor array. To avoid positioning the vision alignment system in the test side, a first vision mechanism is positioned away from the test socket and determines the position of the device in a common local coordinate system, a second vision mechanism is positioned at an output side and determines a position of the contactor array in the local coordinate system, and the correction mechanism corrects a position of the device based on an offset between the positions in the coordinate system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: Delta Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Kexiang Ken DING, Larry STUCKEY, James FRANDSEN, Samer KABBANI, Michael Anthony LAVER
  • Patent number: 9557375
    Abstract: A system for double sided integrated circuit device testing includes: (i) a picking section including: (a) a plurality of picking-section pockets; (b) a picking-section plate including: one or more picking-section pocket openings, and first and second picking-section plate pins; (ii) a placing section including: (a) a plurality of placing-section contactors; (b) a placing-section member including: one or more placing-section contactor openings, and first and second placing-section member pins; and (iii) a pick-and-place section including: (a) a pick-and-place device including: a plurality of pick-and-place head contactors, and one or more sets of actuators; and (b) a pick-and-place head plate including: one or more pick-and-place head contactor openings, each pick-and-place head contactor opening corresponding to a pick-and-place head contactor, and first and second spring-loaded bushings configured to engage with the first and second picking-section plate pins, and the first and second placing-section member
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Delta Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Samer Kabbani, Kexiang Ken Ding, Kenneth B. Uekert, Michael Anthony Laver
  • Publication number: 20170027084
    Abstract: A temperature control system for controlling a temperature of an electronic device during testing of the electronic device includes a thermal head having a device contact face configured to contact the electronic device during testing; a fluidic thermal interface material (TIM) dispenser configured to dispense a fluidic TIM to a location between a face of the electronic device and the device contact face of the thermal head; and a fluidic TIM dispenser controller configured to control the TIM dispenser such that the TIM dispenser dispenses the fluidic TIM during a test cycle of the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Applicant: Delta Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Samer KABBANI, Jerry Ihor TUSTANIWSKYJ, James Wittman BABCOCK, Thomas JONES
  • Publication number: 20150369861
    Abstract: A system for double sided integrated circuit device testing includes: (i) a picking section including: (a) a plurality of picking-section pockets; (b) a picking-section plate including: one or more picking-section pocket openings, and first and second picking-section plate pins; (ii) a placing section including: (a) a plurality of placing-section contactors; (b) a placing-section member including: one or more placing-section contactor openings, and first and second placing-section member pins; and (iii) a pick-and-place section including: (a) a pick-and-place device including: a plurality of pick-and-place head contactors, and one or more sets of actuators; and (b) a pick-and-place head plate including: one or more pick-and-place head contactor openings, each pick-and-place head contactor opening corresponding to a pick-and-place head contactor, and first and second spring-loaded bushings configured to engage with the first and second picking-section plate pins, and the first and second placing-section member
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Applicant: Delta Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Samer KABBANI, Kexiang Ken DING, Kenneth B. UEKERT, Michael Anthony LAVER
  • Patent number: 9219885
    Abstract: A system for detecting characteristics of a surface includes multiple sources of lights, a platform structure configured to support the surface, a lens aligned with the platform structure, a cropping aperture, and an image receiver. The platform structure is configured to receive light from the source of light and the lens is positioned such that the source of light is not in focus, but the detected surface is in focus. The cropping aperture is configured to crop light reflected from the surface, and the image receiver is configured to receive the light conditioned by the cropping aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Delta Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Kexiang Ken Ding, Michael Anthony Laver, James Frandsen, Samer Kabbani
  • Publication number: 20150015286
    Abstract: A vision alignment system for an integrated circuit device testing handler includes a head guiding ring configured to be attached to a pick-and-place device, the head guiding ring having an opening in which a device-under-test having a device contact array is locatable; a socket apparatus including: a fixed mounting frame, a moveable socket guiding ring, and a plurality of actuators configured to move the moveable socket guiding ring relative to the fixed mounting frame; and a visualization device configured to provide data relating to a position of the device contact array relative to the contactor pin array. The socket apparatus is configured to adjust a position of the head guiding ring by moving the moveable socket guiding ring while the head guiding ring is located in an opening of the moveable socket guiding ring to align the device contact array to the contactor pin array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Kexiang Ken DING, Keith EMERY, Jerry Ihor TUSTANIWSKYJ, Michael Anthony LAVER, Samer KABBANI
  • Publication number: 20130215256
    Abstract: A system for detecting characteristics of a surface includes multiple sources of lights, a platform structure configured to support the surface, a lens aligned with the platform structure, a cropping aperture, and an image receiver. The platform structure is configured to receive light from the source of light and the lens is positioned such that the source of light is not in focus, but the detected surface is in focus. The cropping aperture is configured to crop light reflected from the surface, and the image receiver is configured to receive the light conditioned by the cropping aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventors: Kexiang Ken Ding, Michael Anthony Laver, James Frandsen, Samer Kabbani
  • Patent number: 8040145
    Abstract: A temperature control device that includes a miniature liquid-cooled heat sink with integral heater and sensing elements is used as part of a system to provide a controlled temperature surface to an electronic device, such as a semiconductor device, during the testing phase. The temperature control device includes an interface surface configured to provide a thermal path from the device to a device under test. One such device has a liquid-cooled heat sink comprising a first heat transfer portion in a first plane and a second heat transfer portion in a second plane. The first and second heat transfer portions establish a three-dimensional cross-flow of coolant within the heat sink structure. An alternate embodiment includes parallel fluid conduits, each having a three-dimensional microchannel structure that directs coolant flow in three dimensions within the fluid conduits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Delta Design, Inc.
    Inventor: Samer Kabbani
  • Patent number: 7700891
    Abstract: A method for sorting devices in automated handling equipment, including placing a plurality of input trays containing a plurality of devices and a plurality of empty trays into a handler; sorting the plurality of devices in the plurality of input trays into the plurality of empty trays according to a category of each of the plurality of devices, dynamically assigning categories to each of the plurality of empty trays for each category of the plurality of devices, dynamically assigning categories to the plurality of input trays and placing the sorted plurality of devices into the plurality of input trays, removing the empty trays housing the plurality of sorted devices from the handler and determining whether the sorting is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Delta Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth B. Uekert, Samer Kabbani, Larry Stuckey
  • Publication number: 20100066399
    Abstract: A temperature control device that includes a miniature liquid-cooled heat sink with integral heater and sensing elements is used as part of a system to provide a controlled temperature surface to an electronic device, such as a semiconductor device, during the testing phase. The temperature control device includes an interface surface configured to provide a thermal path from the device to a device under test. One such device has a liquid-cooled heat sink comprising a first heat transfer portion in a first plane and a second heat transfer portion in a second plane. The first and second heat transfer portions establish a three-dimensional cross-flow of coolant within the heat sink structure. An alternate embodiment includes parallel fluid conduits, each having a three-dimensional microchannel structure that directs coolant flow in three dimensions within the fluid conduits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventor: Samer KABBANI
  • Patent number: 7626407
    Abstract: A temperature control device that includes a miniature liquid-cooled heat sink with integral heater and sensing elements is used as part of a system to provide a controlled temperature surface to an electronic device, such as a semiconductor device, during the testing phase. The temperature control device includes an interface surface configured to provide a thermal path from the device to a device under test. One such device has a liquid-cooled heat sink comprising a first heat transfer portion in a first plane and a second heat transfer portion in a second plane. The first and second heat transfer portions establish a three-dimensional cross-flow of coolant within the heat sink structure. An alternate embodiment includes parallel fluid conduits, each having a three-dimensional microchannel structure that directs coolant flow in three dimensions within the fluid conduits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Delta Design, Inc.
    Inventor: Samer Kabbani
  • Patent number: 7355428
    Abstract: A temperature control system, which includes a miniature liquid-cooled heat sink, is used to provide a controlled temperature surface to an electronic device, such as a semiconductor device, during the testing or burn-in phase. In one embodiment, the system includes a miniature liquid-cooled heat sink device having a monolithic counter-flowing structure. In other embodiments, the system includes a heater, a flow control valve, a controller, and/or sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Delta Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Samer Kabbani, Rick Beyerle, Don Bachelder
  • Patent number: 7336197
    Abstract: A LED lighting system for reading multiple data matrix codes on device populated transport media with a line scan camera, includes a light housing, a plurality of LED circuit bars, having a plurality of LEDs, mounted to an inner surface of the light housing arranged to provide high angle lighting and low angle lighting and a light controller operatively connected to the light housing to selectively control the light intensity, the light distribution and the angle of the LEDs on each of the plurality of LED array bars, whereby the LED lighting system can reduce texture noise and detect contrast in color or contrast in texture on the device populated transport media. The LED lighting system includes a device cooling system having an air compressor for cooling the LEDs such that they can operate at an optimal level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: Delta Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Kexiang Ken Ding, Brian Avery, Kenneth B. Uekert, Samer Kabbani, Torsak Sethanant
  • Publication number: 20070007946
    Abstract: A method for sorting devices in automated handling equipment, including placing a plurality of input trays containing a plurality of devices and a plurality of empty trays into a handler; sorting the plurality of devices in the plurality of input trays into the plurality of empty trays according to a category of each of the plurality of devices, dynamically assigning categories to each of the plurality of empty trays for each category of the plurality of devices, dynamically assigning categories to the plurality of input trays and placing the sorted plurality of devices into the plurality of input trays, removing the empty trays housing the plurality of sorted devices from the handler and determining whether the sorting is completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Publication date: January 11, 2007
    Inventors: Kenneth Uekert, Samer Kabbani, Larry Stuckey
  • Publication number: 20060232436
    Abstract: A LED lighting system for reading multiple data matrix codes on device populated transport media with a line scan camera, includes a light housing, a plurality of LED circuit bars, having a plurality of LEDs, mounted to an inner surface of the light housing arranged to provide high angle lighting and low angle lighting and a light controller operatively connected to the light housing to selectively control the light intensity, the light distribution and the angle of the LEDs on each of the plurality of LED array bars, whereby the LED lighting system can reduce texture noise and detect contrast in color or contrast in texture on the device populated transport media. The LED lighting system includes a device cooling system having an air compressor for cooling the LEDs such that they can operate at an optimal level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Publication date: October 19, 2006
    Inventors: Kexiang Ding, Brian Avery, Kenneth Uekert, Samer Kabbani, Torsak Sethanant
  • Publication number: 20060231778
    Abstract: A machine vision based scanner system for an offline binning handler including a line scan camera capable of scanning a full tray-width image of a media tray, a camera controller operatively connected to the line scan camera, a tray transport mechanism positioned below the line scan camera, a tray transport mechanism controller operatively connected to the tray transport mechanism and the camera controller and processing software for using the images captured by the line scan camera to identify and sort a plurality of devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Publication date: October 19, 2006
    Inventors: Sudha Kumar, Kexiang Ding, Brian Avery, Kenneth Uekert, Samer Kabbani
  • Publication number: 20060114013
    Abstract: A temperature control device that includes a miniature liquid-cooled heat sink with integral heater and sensing elements is used as part of a system to provide a controlled temperature surface to an electronic device, such as a semiconductor device, during the testing phase. The temperature control device includes an interface surface configured to provide a thermal path from the device to a device under test. One such device has a liquid-cooled heat sink comprising a first heat transfer portion in a first plane and a second heat transfer portion in a second plane. The first and second heat transfer portions establish a three-dimensional cross-flow of coolant within the heat sink structure. An alternate embodiment includes parallel fluid conduits, each having a three-dimensional microchannel structure that directs coolant flow in three dimensions within the fluid conduits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2006
    Publication date: June 1, 2006
    Inventor: Samer Kabbani