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: 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20200404806
    Abstract: A thermalization structure is formed using a cover configured with a set of pillars, the cover being a part of a cryogenic enclosure of a low temperature device (LTD). A chip including the LTD is configured with a set of cavities, a cavity in the set of cavities having a cavity profile. A pillar from the set of pillars and corresponding to the cavity has a pillar profile such that the pillar profile causes the pillar to couple with the cavity of the cavity profile within a gap tolerance to thermally couple the chip to the cover for heat dissipation in a cryogenic operation of the chip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Oblesh Jinka, Salvatore Bernardo Olivadese, Sean Hart, Nicholas Torleiv Bronn, Jerry M. Chow, Markus Brink, Patryk Gumann, Daniela Florentina Bogorin
  • Patent number: 10871440
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Lumacyte, LLC
    Inventors: Sean Hart, Colin Hebert
  • Publication number: 20200394546
    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: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Nicholas T. Bronn, Daniela F. Bogorin, Patryk Gumann, Sean Hart, Salvatore B. Olivadese
  • Publication number: 20200363014
    Abstract: A vacuum vessel supporting superconducting computing device environments includes a vacuum vessel having a cylindrical chamber defined by an internal frame, including upper and lower mounting rings, and at least two vertical support members disposed between the upper and lower mounting rings. The chamber is further defined by an upper plate releasably attached to the upper mounting ring, a lower plate releasably attached to the lower mounting plate, at least two side walls releasably attached to the upper mounting ring, the lower mounting ring and at least two vertical support members. Seal elements are disposed between the upper plate and the upper mounting ring, the lower plate and the lower mounting ring, and each side wall and the internal frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Sean Hart, Valerio A. Grendanin, Patryk Gumann
  • Publication number: 20200320420
    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. A gate is positioned proximal to a portion of the resonator structure. The gate is configured to receive a gate voltage and vary a kinetic inductance of the portion of the resonator based upon the gate voltage. The varying of the kinetic inductance induces the resonator structure to vary a strength of coupling between the first superconducting device and the second superconducting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sean Hart, Patryk Gumann
  • Publication number: 20200321508
    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: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sean Hart, Jay M. Gambetta, Patryk Gumann
  • Publication number: 20200272927
    Abstract: A quantum computer includes a refrigeration system under vacuum including a containment vessel, a qubit chip contained within a refrigerated vacuum environment defined by the containment vessel. The quantum computer further includes a plurality of interior electromagnetic waveguides and a plurality of exterior electromagnetic waveguides. The quantum computer further includes a hermetic connector assembly operatively connecting the interior electromagnetic waveguides to the exterior electromagnetic waveguides while maintaining the refrigerated vacuum environment. The hermetic connector assembly includes an exterior multi-waveguide connector, an interior multi-waveguide connector, and a dielectric plate arranged between and hermetically sealed with the exterior multi-waveguide connector and the interior multi-waveguide connector. The dielectric plate permits electromagnetic energy when carried by the interior and exterior pluralities of electromagnetic waveguides to pass therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Nicholas T. Bronn, Patryk Gumann, Sean Hart, Salvatore B. Olivadese
  • Patent number: 10681842
    Abstract: Devices, systems, methods, and computer-implemented methods to facilitate transmitting microwave signals to one or more cryogenic stages of a cryogenic refrigerator are provided. According to an embodiment, a device can comprise a monolithic signal carrier device comprising a thermal barrier disposed within a ground layer and a signal layer. The device can further comprise a thermal decoupling device coupled at the thermal barrier to the ground layer and the signal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sean Hart, Nicholas Torleiv Bronn, Patryk Gumann, Salvatore Bernardo Olivadese
  • Publication number: 20190308191
    Abstract: Provided are devices for automated analysis of one or more samples in single or multi-well plates or vessels, wherein the process of automated analysis comprises automated flow, wherein the samples comprise liquid or particles in a sample vessel, and wherein the devices comprise an assembly of components that enable processing of a sample for analytical assessment by fluidic and/or particle based instruments. Automated flow may comprise systems for moving samples including vacuum systems, pressure-based systems, pneumatic systems, pumps, peristaltic pumps, diaphragms, or syringes. The devices may comprise an assembly of components that enable movement in X, Y, and Z dimensions, as well as switches, microfluidic tubing, well plate block, electronic pressure controllers, pneumatic or fluidic mixing devices, components for fluid handling, sampling vessels, and mechanical components for translating or transporting system components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Sean Hart, Colin Hebert, Margaret McCoy, Shewta Krishnan, Christopher Field, Zachary Evans, Adam Lubrano, Nathan LaPuma
  • Publication number: 20190250093
    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: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Sean Hart, Colin Hebert
  • Publication number: 20190195773
    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: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Sean Hart, Colin Hebert, Christopher Field, Shweta Krishnan
  • Patent number: 8799539
    Abstract: An information handling system (IHS) includes a host computer with a downstream facing host computer serial communication bus port and a serial communication bus host controller, wherein the controller is configured to detect a serial communication bus device connected to the downstream facing host computer serial communication bus port, wherein the serial communication bus device has a pull-up resistor. The IHS further includes a circuit disposed between the serial communication bus host controller and the downstream facing host computer serial communication bus port, the circuit configured to disable the downstream facing host computer serial communication bus port and comprising at least one tri-state buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Timothy Michael Lambert, Sean Hart
  • Patent number: 8171174
    Abstract: A method for characterizing server utilization out-of-band via remote access card virtual media includes sending at least one preselected desired parameter comprising at least one of at least one performance parameter and at least one process parameter, and at least one preselected polling interval to a remote access card disposed in at least one preselected managed host server system, using a remote application running on a remote management client via at least one remote access card administrative command through an out-of-band dedicated remote access card network interface card. The method also includes connecting a plug-and-play virtual drive, having an auto-run data gathering executable, to the at least one preselected managed host server system at the at least one preselected polling interval via a plug-and-play virtual media interface between the remote access card and the at least one preselected managed host server system, using firmware of the remote access card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Timothy Lambert, Sean Hart
  • Patent number: 7496747
    Abstract: A method and system for increasing flexibility, I/O accessibility, and reliability of multicore, multiprocessor architecture, a first input/output (I/O) controller and a second I/O controller are coupled by an I/O controller link card. The first I/O controller is coupled to at least one multicore processor. A plurality of primary I/O slots and a plurality of secondary I/O slots are respectively coupled to the first I/O controller and the second I/O controller. The I/O controller link card is removably insertable in adjacent slots spanning one of the primary I/O slots and one of the secondary I/O slots, thereby providing a flexible link to electrically couple the first I/O controller and the second I/O controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Thai Nguyen, Sean Hart
  • Publication number: 20080147924
    Abstract: An information handling system (IHS) includes a host computer with a downstream facing host computer serial communication bus port and a serial communication bus host controller, wherein the controller is configured to detect a serial communication bus device connected to the downstream facing host computer serial communication bus port, wherein the serial communication bus device has a pull-up resistor. The IHS further includes a circuit disposed between the serial communication bus host controller and the downstream facing host computer serial communication bus port, the circuit configured to disable the downstream facing host computer serial communication bus port and comprising at least one tri-state buffer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2006
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Timothy Michael Lambert, Sean Hart
  • Publication number: 20070168498
    Abstract: A method for characterizing server utilization out-of-band via remote access card virtual media includes sending at least one preselected desired parameter comprising at least one of at least one performance parameter and at least one process parameter, and at least one preselected polling interval to a remote access card disposed in at least one preselected managed host server system, using a remote application running on a remote management client via at least one remote access card administrative command through an out-of-band dedicated remote access card network interface card. The method also includes connecting a plug-and-play virtual drive, having an auto-run data gathering executable, to the at least one preselected managed host server system at the at least one preselected polling interval via a plug-and-play virtual media interface between the remote access card and the at least one preselected managed host server system, using firmware of the remote access card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2006
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Inventors: Timothy Lambert, Sean Hart
  • Patent number: D657693
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Bell Automotive Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ken Krankkala, Sean Hart
  • Patent number: D700068
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Bell Automotive Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ken Krankkala, Sean Hart