Patents by Inventor Scott Hendrickson

Scott Hendrickson 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: 10570517
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide apparatus and methods for performing UV treatment and chemical treatment and/or deposition in the same chamber. One embodiment of the present invention provides a processing chamber including a UV transparent gas distribution showerhead disposed above a substrate support located in an inner volume of the processing chamber, a UV transparent window disposed above the UV transparent gas distribution showerhead, and a UV unit disposed outside the inner volume. The UV unit is configured to direct UV lights towards the substrate support through the UV transparent window and the UV transparent gas distribution showerhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Amit Bansal, Dale R. Du Bois, Juan Carlos Rocha-Alvarez, Sanjeev Baluja, Scott A. Hendrickson, Thomas Nowak
  • Patent number: 10394252
    Abstract: Methods and systems for organizing vehicles within a vehicle platoon are described. In one example, temperatures and storage amounts of emissions control devices in vehicles of the vehicle platoon provide a basis for determining which vehicle is a leader and which vehicles are followers in a vehicle platoon. Vehicles having emissions devices at low temperatures may be commanded to a lead position to maintain emissions control device performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Cory Scott Hendrickson, Michiel J. Van Nieuwstadt
  • Publication number: 20190245938
    Abstract: A system and method for trend detection in a messaging platform. A trend detection model is selected and a time series having a plurality of instances of social data is received, wherein the instances of social data share a countable parameter. A count is made of occurrences of countable parameters in each instance of social data assigned to that bin and a trend detected based at least in part on the trend detection model and on the count for each bin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Scott Hendrickson, Jeffrey Aaron Kolb, Joshua Montague, Brian Lehman
  • Patent number: 10277693
    Abstract: A system and method for trend detection in a messaging platform. A trend detection model is selected and a time series having a plurality of instances of social data is received, wherein the instances of social data share a countable parameter. A count is made of occurrences of countable parameters in each instance of social data assigned to that bin and a trend detected based at least in part on the trend detection model and on the count for each bin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Hendrickson, Jeffrey Aaron Kolb, Joshua Montague, Brian Lehman
  • Publication number: 20180348791
    Abstract: Methods and systems for organizing vehicles within a vehicle platoon are described. In one example, temperatures and storage amounts of emissions control devices in vehicles of the vehicle platoon provide a basis for determining which vehicle is a leader and which vehicles are followers in a vehicle platoon. Vehicles having emissions devices at low temperatures may be commanded to a lead position to maintain emissions control device performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Cory Scott Hendrickson, Michiel J. Van Nieuwstadt
  • Patent number: 10018091
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for SCR devices cascaded along an exhaust passage. In one example, a method may include adjusting a reductant injection pressure based on a temperature of one or more of the SCR devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Cory Scott Hendrickson, Michiel J. Van Nieuwstadt, Christine Kay Lambert
  • Publication number: 20180135488
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for SCR devices cascaded along an exhaust passage. In one example, a method may include adjusting a reductant injection pressure based on a temperature of one or more of the SCR devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Cory Scott Hendrickson, Michiel J. Van Nieuwstadt, Christine Kay Lambert
  • Patent number: 9845717
    Abstract: A method for an exhaust system is provided, comprising adjusting reductant injection responsive to a reductant concentration, the reductant concentration based on concentration sensor readings and vehicle motion. If the reductant freezes, the reductant may stratify, leading to inaccurate concentration sensor readings. Vehicle motion may mix the reductant, thereby ensuring an accurate concentration measurement which may then be used to adjust reductant injection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Girardi, Scott Donald Cooper, Cory Scott Hendrickson, Michiel J. Van Nieuwstadt
  • Patent number: 9732646
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for opportunistic regeneration of a diesel particulate filter based on cloud based traffic information and navigation information. In one example, a method may include determining initiation of regeneration, termination of regeneration and a degree of regeneration based on information from a lead vehicular network and navigation information in order to reduce a regeneration fuel penalty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Devesh Upadhyay, Michael Hopka, Thomas Alan Brewbaker, Cory Scott Hendrickson
  • Patent number: 9708959
    Abstract: Methods are provided for determining an exhaust fluid level in an exhaust fluid storage tank based on a signal, and a quality of the signal from an exhaust fluid level sensor located in the exhaust fluid tank of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Cory Scott Hendrickson, Michiel J. Van Nieuwstadt
  • Publication number: 20160369676
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for modeling a reductant temperature and storage distribution of a SCR catalyst axially and radially. In one example, a method may include modeling an expected distribution of stored reductant among a plurality of axial zones and a plurality of radial zones of an SCR catalyst arranged in an engine exhaust passage and comparing the expected distribution with a reductant storage setpoint of each zone to adjust radial and axial storage locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Cory Scott Hendrickson, Devesh Upadhyay
  • Publication number: 20160359993
    Abstract: A system and method for trend detection in a messaging platform. A trend detection model is selected and a time series having a plurality of instances of social data is received, wherein the instances of social data share a countable parameter. A count is made of occurrences of countable parameters in each instance of social data assigned to that bin and a trend detected based at least in part on the trend detection model and on the count for each bin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Scott Hendrickson, Jeffrey Aaron Kolb, Joshua Montague, Brian Lehman
  • Patent number: 9506145
    Abstract: A cleaning method for a UV chamber involves providing a first cleaning gas, a second cleaning gas, and a purge gas to one or more openings in the chamber. The first cleaning gas may be an oxygen containing gas, such as ozone, to remove carbon residues. The second cleaning gas may be a remote plasma of NF3 and O2 to remove silicon residues. The UV chamber may have two UV transparent showerheads, which together with a UV window in the chamber lid, define a gas volume proximate the UV window and a distribution volume below the gas volume. A purge gas may be flowed through the gas volume while one or more of the cleaning gases is flowed into the distribution volume to prevent the cleaning gases from impinging on the UV transparent window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Sanjeev Baluja, Alexandros T. Demos, Kelvin Chan, Juan Carlos Rocha-Alvarez, Scott A. Hendrickson, Abhijit Kangude, Inna Turevsky, Mahendra Chhabra, Thomas Nowak, Daping Yao, Bo Xie, Daemian Raj
  • Patent number: 9506390
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for modeling a reductant temperature and storage distribution of a SCR catalyst axially and radially. In one example, a method may include modeling an expected distribution of stored reductant among a plurality of axial zones and a plurality of radial zones of an SCR catalyst arranged in an engine exhaust passage and comparing the expected distribution with a reductant storage setpoint of each zone to adjust radial and axial storage locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Cory Scott Hendrickson, Devesh Upadhyay
  • Publication number: 20160296981
    Abstract: A cleaning method for a UV chamber involves providing a first cleaning gas, a second cleaning gas, and a purge gas to one or more openings in the chamber. The first cleaning gas may be an oxygen containing gas, such as ozone, to remove carbon residues. The second cleaning gas may be a remote plasma of NF3 and O2 to remove silicon residues. The UV chamber may have two UV transparent showerheads, which together with a UV window in the chamber lid, define a gas volume proximate the UV window and a distribution volume below the gas volume. A purge gas may be flowed through the gas volume while one or more of the cleaning gases is flowed into the distribution volume to prevent the cleaning gases from impinging on the UV transparent window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Sanjeev BALUJA, Alexandros T. DEMOS, Kelvin CHAN, Juan Carlos ROCHA-ALVAREZ, Scott A. HENDRICKSON, Abhijit KANGUDE, Inna TUREVSKY, Mahendra CHHABRA, Thomas NOWAK, Daping YAO, Bo XIE, Daemian RAJ
  • Publication number: 20160289838
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide apparatus and methods for performing UV treatment and chemical treatment and/or deposition in the same chamber. One embodiment of the present invention provides a processing chamber including a UV transparent gas distribution showerhead disposed above a substrate support located in an inner volume of the processing chamber, a UV transparent window disposed above the UV transparent gas distribution showerhead, and a UV unit disposed outside the inner volume. The UV unit is configured to direct UV lights towards the substrate support through the UV transparent window and the UV transparent gas distribution showerhead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Amit BANSAL, Dale R. DU BOIS, Juan Carlos ROCHA-ALVAREZ, Sanjeev BALUJA, Scott A. HENDRICKSON, Thomas NOWAK
  • Publication number: 20160201533
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for opportunistic regeneration of a diesel particulate filter based on cloud based traffic information and navigation information. In one example, a method may include determining initiation of regeneration, termination of regeneration and a degree of regeneration based on information from a lead vehicular network and navigation information in order to reduce a regeneration fuel penalty.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Devesh Upadhyay, Michael Hopka, Thomas Alan Brewbaker, Cory Scott Hendrickson
  • Patent number: 9364871
    Abstract: A cleaning method for a UV chamber involves providing a first cleaning gas, a second cleaning gas, and a purge gas to one or more openings in the chamber. The first cleaning gas may be an oxygen containing gas, such as ozone, to remove carbon residues. The second cleaning gas may be a remote plasma of NF3 and O2 to remove silicon residues. The UV chamber may have two UV transparent showerheads, which together with a UV window in the chamber lid, define a gas volume proximate the UV window and a distribution volume below the gas volume. A purge gas may be flowed through the gas volume while one or more of the cleaning gases is flowed into the distribution volume to prevent the cleaning gases from impinging on the UV transparent window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Sanjeev Baluja, Alexandros T. Demos, Kelvin Chan, Juan Carlos Rocha-Alvarez, Scott A. Hendrickson, Abhijit Kangude, Inna Turevsky, Mahendra Chhabra, Thomas Nowak, Daping Yao, Bo Xie, Daemian Raj
  • Publication number: 20160115838
    Abstract: A method for an exhaust system is provided, comprising adjusting reductant injection responsive to a reductant concentration, the reductant concentration based on concentration sensor readings and vehicle motion. If the reductant freezes, the reductant may stratify, leading to inaccurate concentration sensor readings. Vehicle motion may mix the reductant, thereby ensuring an accurate concentration measurement which may then be used to adjust reductant injection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Nicholas Girardi, Scott Donald Cooper, Cory Scott Hendrickson, Michiel J. Van Nieuwstadt
  • Publication number: 20150019108
    Abstract: Methods are provided for determining an exhaust fluid level in an exhaust fluid storage tank based on a signal, and a quality of the signal from an exhaust fluid level sensor located in the exhaust fluid tank of a vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Cory Scott Hendrickson, Michiel J. Van Nieuwstadt