Patents by Inventor Sean Hart

Sean Hart 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: 20210223162
    Abstract: Provided are methods and devices for assessing biological particles for use in cell immunotherapy. By utilizing a microfluidic chip device together with optical force measurement and cell imaging, the methods enable comprehensive assessment and characterization of biological particles with regard to morphology, motility, binding affinities, and susceptibility to external forces, including but not limited to, chemical, biochemical, biological, physical and temperature influences. The methods enable the selection and production of biological particles, such as engineered T-cells, for use in immunotherapy and biomanufacturing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Sean Hart, Colin Hebert
  • Publication number: 20210201187
    Abstract: Systems, computer-implemented methods, and computer program products that can facilitate determining a state of a qubit are described. According to an embodiment, a system can comprise a memory that stores computer executable components and a processor that executes the computer executable components stored in the memory. The computer executable components can comprise a relation determining component that can determine relation of a status signal of a quantum computing device to a noise value of the quantum computing device. The system can further include an operation time estimator that can estimate an operation time for the quantum computing device based on the relation of the status signal to the noise value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Salvatore Bernardo Olivadese, Daniela Florentina Bogorin, Nicholas Torleiv Bronn, Sean Hart, Patryk Gumann
  • Patent number: 11041797
    Abstract: A microfluidic chip configuration wherein injection occurs in an upwards vertical direction, and fluid vessels are located below the chip in order to minimize particle settling before and at the analysis portion of the chip's channels. The input and fluid flow up through the bottom of the chip, in one aspect using a manifold, which avoids orthogonal re-orientation of fluid dynamics. The contents of the vial are located below the chip and pumped upwards and vertically directly into the first channel of the chip. A long channel extends from the bottom of the chip to near the top of the chip. Then the channel takes a short horizontal turn that nearly negates any influence of cell settling due to gravity and zero flow velocity at the walls. The fluid is pumped up to a horizontal analysis portion that is the highest channel/fluidic point in the chip and thus close to the top of the chip, which results in clearer imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: LumaCyte, LLC
    Inventors: Sean Hart, Colin Hebert, Christopher Field, Shweta Krishnan
  • Publication number: 20210151575
    Abstract: Devices, systems, methods, computer-implemented methods, apparatus, and/or computer program products that can facilitate a suspended Majorana fermion device comprising an ion implant defined nanorod in a semiconducting device are provided. According to an embodiment, a quantum computing device can comprise a Majorana fermion device coupled to an ion implanted region. The quantum computing device can further comprise an encapsulation film coupled to the ion implanted region and a substrate layer. The encapsulation film suspends the Majorana fermion device in the quantum computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Steven J. Holmes, Devendra K. Sadana, Sean Hart, Patryk Gumann, Stephen W. Bedell, Ning Li
  • Publication number: 20210141517
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to system structured for integrating a plurality of electronic communication channels associated with the user, such that the user can utilize disparate electronic communication channels via a central user application. The system is configured to construct a dynamic integrated interface in real-time structured for performing electronic activities associated with user electronic communications and records in an integrated manner from a single interface. The system is also structured for presenting one or more graphical user interface (UI) elements associated with one or more resources at the central user interface. The system is also structured for, in response to determining a first user activity, in real-time, dynamically modifying the one or more graphical UI elements presented at the central user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jorge E. Camargo, Leslie Jaye Lochman, Sean Hart, Joseph Michael Baird
  • Publication number: 20210143311
    Abstract: A quantum computing device is fabricated by forming, on a superconductor layer, a first resist pattern defining a device region and a sensing region within the device region. The superconductor layer within the sensing region is removed, exposing a region of an underlying semiconductor layer outside the device region. The exposed region of the semiconductor layer is implanted, forming an isolation region surrounding the device region. Using an etching process subsequent to the implanting, the sensing region and a portion of the device region of the superconductor layer adjacent to the isolation region are exposed. By depositing a first metal layer within the sensing region, a tunnel junction gate is formed. A reflectrometry wire comprising a second metal within the reflectrometry region is formed. A nanorod contact using the second metal within the portion of the device region outside the sensing region is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Steven J. Holmes, Devendra K. Sadana, Sean Hart, Ning Li, Stephen W. Bedell, Patryk Gumann
  • Publication number: 20210143312
    Abstract: A quantum computing device is fabricated by forming, on a superconductor layer, a first resist pattern defining a device region and a sensing region within the device region. The superconductor layer within the sensing region is removed, exposing a region of a first surface of an underlying semiconductor layer outside the device region. The exposed region of the semiconductor layer is implanted, forming an isolation region surrounding the device region. The sensing region and a portion of the device region of the superconductor layer are exposed. A sensing region contact is formed by coupling the first surface of the semiconductor layer with a first metal layer. A nanorod contact using the first metal within the portion of the device region outside the sensing region is formed. By depositing a second metal layer on a second surface of the semiconductor layer within the sensing region, a tunnel junction gate is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Steven J. Holmes, Stephen W. Bedell, Sean Hart, Devendra K. Sadana, Ning Li, Patryk Gumann
  • Publication number: 20210143310
    Abstract: A quantum computing device is fabricated by forming, on a superconductor layer, a first resist pattern defining a device region and a sensing region within the device region. The superconductor layer within the sensing region is removed, exposing a region of an underlying semiconductor layer outside the device region. The exposed region of the semiconductor layer is implanted, forming an isolation region surrounding the device region. Using an etching process subsequent to the implanting, the sensing region and a portion of the device region of the superconductor layer adjacent to the isolation region are exposed. By depositing a first metal layer within the sensing region, a tunnel junction gate is formed. A sensing region gate is formed by coupling the semiconductor layer with a second metal layer. A nanorod contact using the second metal within the portion of the device region outside the sensing region is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Steven J. Holmes, Devendra K. Sadana, Sean Hart, Stephen W. Bedell, Ning Li, Patryk Gumann
  • Patent number: 11005574
    Abstract: A system for optical transduction of quantum information includes a qubit chip including a plurality of data qubits configured to operate at microwave frequencies, and a transduction chip spaced apart from the qubit chip, the transduction chip including a microwave-to-optical frequency transducer. The system includes an interposer coupled to the qubit chip and the transduction chip, the interposer including a dielectric material including a plurality of superconducting microwave waveguides formed therein. The plurality of superconducting microwave waveguides is configured to transmit quantum information from the plurality of data qubits to the microwave-to-optical frequency transducer on the transduction chip, and the microwave-to-optical frequency transducer is configured to transduce the quantum information from the microwave frequencies to optical frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nicholas T. Bronn, Daniela F. Bogorin, Patryk Gumann, Sean Hart, Salvatore B. Olivadese, Jason S. Orcutt
  • Publication number: 20210136014
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a central communication hub, structured for integrating a plurality of electronic communication channels associated with the user, such that the user can utilize disparate electronic communication channels via a central user application. The communications hub is structured for identifying, retrieving and processing electronic communications associated with the user, as well as, automatically initiating actions associated with the communications. The communications hub is also structured for proactively transmitting alerts associated with the electronic communications. The central communication hub also comprises a system for centralized management of records, structured for secure and convenient storage, sharing and retrieval of user records. This can include intelligent automated management of user records.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sean Hart, Kristine Lynn Sykes Spadaccia, Rudolph A. Serrao, Tricia A. Ciavolella, Christine Lee Fitzgerald, Robert F. Arimenta, JR., Timothy Albert Paul, Matthew Brian Wohl
  • Publication number: 20210121878
    Abstract: Provided are methods and devices for automated analysis of one or more samples in single or multi-well plates or vessels, wherein the process of automated analysis comprises flow and hydrodynamic, electrokinetic, and optical forces for the analysis and sorting of samples, wherein the samples comprise liquid or particles in microfluidic channels, and wherein the devices comprise an assembly of components that enable processing of a said samples for analytical assessment by fluidic and/or particle based instruments. Microfluidic structures (channels, “T's”, “Y's”, branched “Y's”, wells, and weirs) are described for facilitating sample interaction and observation, sample analysis, sorting, or isolation. Detection can be accomplished using spectroscopic methods including, but not limited to, Raman spectroscopy of single cells and bulk cellular samples (collections of cells; several individuals to hundreds or thousands of cells).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Sean Hart, Colin Hebert
  • Patent number: 10984335
    Abstract: A system for transmission of quantum information for quantum error correction includes an ancilla qubit chip including a plurality of ancilla qubits, and a data qubit chip spaced apart from the ancilla qubit chip, the data qubit chip including a plurality of data qubits. The system includes an interposer coupled to the ancilla qubit chip and the data qubit chip, the interposer including a dielectric material and a plurality of superconducting structures formed in the dielectric material. The superconducting structures enable transmission of quantum information between the plurality of data qubits on the data qubit chip and the plurality of ancilla qubits on the ancilla qubit chip via virtual photons for quantum error correction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nicholas T. Bronn, Daniela F. Bogorin, Patryk Gumann, Sean Hart, Salvatore B. Olivadese
  • Publication number: 20210076530
    Abstract: Devices, systems, methods, and computer-implemented methods to facilitate employing thermalizing materials in an enclosure for quantum computing devices are provided. According to an embodiment, a system can comprise a quantum computing device and an enclosure having the quantum computing device disposed within the enclosure. The system can further comprise a thermalizing material disposed within the enclosure, with the thermalizing material being adapted to thermally link a cryogenic device to the quantum computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Sean Hart, Daniela Florentina Bogorin, Nicholas Torleiv Bronn, Patryk Gumann, Salvatore Bernardo Olivadese
  • Publication number: 20210068320
    Abstract: Techniques regarding shielding one or more superconducting devices are provided. For example, one or more embodiments described herein can comprise an apparatus, which can comprise a multi-layer enclosure that shields a superconducting device from a magnetic field and radiation. Further, the multi-layer enclosure can comprise a superconducting material layer that can have a thickness that inhibits a penetration of the multi-layer enclosure by the magnetic field. The multi-layer enclosure can also comprise a metal layer adjacent to the superconducting material layer. The metal layer can have a high thermal conductivity that achieves thermalization with the superconducting material layer. Moreover, the multi-layer enclosure can comprise a radiation shield layer adjacent to the superconducting material layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Daniela Florentina Bogorin, Sean Hart, Patryk Gumann, Nicholas Torleiv Bronn, Salvatore Bernardo Olivadese, Oblesh Jinka
  • Publication number: 20210043823
    Abstract: A gated Josephson junction includes a substrate and a vertical Josephson junction formed on the substrate and extending substantially normal the substrate. The vertical Josephson junction includes a first superconducting layer, a semiconducting layer, and a second superconducting layer. The first superconducting layer, the semiconducting layer, and the second superconducting layer form a stack that is substantially perpendicular to the substrate. The gated Josephson junction includes a gate dielectric layer in contact with the first superconducting layer, the semiconducting layer, and the second superconducting layer at opposing side surfaces of the vertical Josephson junction, and a gate electrically conducting layer in contact with the gate dielectric layer. The gate electrically conducting layer is separated from the vertical Josephson junction by the gate dielectric layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Devendra K. Sadana, Ning Li, Stephen W. Bedell, Sean Hart, Patryk Gumann
  • Publication number: 20210028345
    Abstract: A superconducting coupling device includes a resonator structure. The resonator structure has a first end configured to be coupled to a first device and a second end configured to be coupled to a second device. The device further includes an electron system coupled to the resonator structure, and a gate positioned proximal to a portion of the electron system. The electron system and the gate are configured to interrupt the resonator structure at one or more predetermined locations forming a switch. The gate is configured to receive a gate voltage and vary an inductance of the electron system based upon the gate voltage. The varying of the inductance induces the resonator structure to vary a strength of coupling between the first device and the second device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sean Hart, Jay M. Gambetta, Patryk Gumann
  • Publication number: 20210011018
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to intelligent algorithms, methodologies and computer-implemented methodologies for biophysical and biochemical cellular monitoring and quantification enabling enhanced performance and objective analysis of advanced infectivity assays including neutralization assays and adventitious agent testing using fluidic and optical force-based measurements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Sean Hart, Colin Hebert, Margaret McCoy
  • Publication number: 20210003457
    Abstract: Techniques regarding determining the temperature of one or more quantum computing devices are provided. For example, one or more embodiments described herein can comprise a system, which can comprise a temperature component that can determine a temperature of a superconducting resonator based on a frequency shift exhibited by the superconducting resonator due to a change in kinetic inductance with a change in temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Salvatore Bernardo Olivadese, Daniela Florentina Bogorin, Nicholas Torleiv Bronn, Sean Hart, Patryk Gumann
  • Publication number: 20210003456
    Abstract: Techniques regarding determining and/or analyzing temperature distributions experienced by quantum computer devices during operation are provided. For example, one or more embodiments described herein can comprise a system, which can comprise a memory that can store computer executable components. The system can also comprise a processor, operably coupled to the memory, and that can execute the computer executable components stored in the memory. The computer executable components can comprise a region component that can define a plurality of temperature regions from a quantum computing device layout. The computer executable component can also comprise a map component that can generate a map that characterizes a temperature distribution by determining at least one temperature achieved within the plurality of temperature regions during an operation of the quantum computing device layout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Salvatore Bernardo Olivadese, Daniela Florentina Bogorin, Nicholas Torleiv Bronn, Sean Hart, Patryk Gumann
  • Publication number: 20200412457
    Abstract: A system for optical transduction of quantum information includes a qubit chip including a plurality of data qubits configured to operate at microwave frequencies, and a transduction chip spaced apart from the qubit chip, the transduction chip including a microwave-to-optical frequency transducer. The system includes an interposer coupled to the qubit chip and the transduction chip, the interposer including a dielectric material including a plurality of superconducting microwave waveguides formed therein. The plurality of superconducting microwave waveguides is configured to transmit quantum information from the plurality of data qubits to the microwave-to-optical frequency transducer on the transduction chip, and the microwave-to-optical frequency transducer is configured to transduce the quantum information from the microwave frequencies to optical frequencies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Nicholas T. Bronn, Daniela F. Bogorin, Patryk Gumann, Sean Hart, Salvatore B. Olivadese, Jason S. Orcutt