Patents by Inventor Shaun A. Stickel

Shaun A. Stickel 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: 20210367432
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for removing a defective energy storage cell from an energy storage array is described. An apparatus includes an energy storage array including a plurality of energy storage cells, and a cell removal circuit coupled to the energy storage array. The cell removal circuit is configured to prevent a defective energy storage cell of the plurality of energy storage cells from causing other energy storage cells of the plurality of energy storage cells to become defective. A method includes receiving power at a charging node of an energy storage array, the energy storage array including a plurality of energy storage cells. Responsive to failure of an energy storage cell of the plurality of energy storage cells, current is provided through the defective energy storage cell, and responsive to the defective energy storage cell becoming an open circuit, discontinuing provision of the current through the defective energy storage cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Shaun A. Stickel
  • Patent number: 11050273
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for removing a defective energy storage cell from an energy storage array is described. An apparatus includes an energy storage array including a plurality of energy storage cells, and a cell removal circuit coupled to the energy storage array. The cell removal circuit is configured to prevent a defective energy storage cell of the plurality of energy storage cells from causing other energy storage cells of the plurality of energy storage cells to become defective. A method includes receiving power at a charging node of an energy storage array, the energy storage array including a plurality of energy storage cells. Responsive to failure of an energy storage cell of the plurality of energy storage cells, current is provided through the defective energy storage cell, and responsive to the defective energy storage cell becoming an open circuit, discontinuing provision of the current through the defective energy storage cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Shaun Stickel
  • Publication number: 20200153257
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for removing a defective energy storage cell from an energy storage array is described. An apparatus includes an energy storage array including a plurality of energy storage cells, and a cell removal circuit coupled to the energy storage array. The cell removal circuit is configured to prevent a defective energy storage cell of the plurality of energy storage cells from causing other energy storage cells of the plurality of energy storage cells to become defective. A method includes receiving power at a charging node of an energy storage array, the energy storage array including a plurality of energy storage cells. Responsive to failure of an energy storage cell of the plurality of energy storage cells, current is provided through the defective energy storage cell, and responsive to the defective energy storage cell becoming an open circuit, discontinuing provision of the current through the defective energy storage cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Shaun Stickel
  • Patent number: 10541545
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for removing a defective energy storage cell from an energy storage array is described. An apparatus includes an energy storage array including a plurality of energy storage cells, and a cell removal circuit coupled to the energy storage array. The cell removal circuit is configured to prevent a defective energy storage cell of the plurality of energy storage cells from causing other energy storage cells of the plurality of energy storage cells to become defective. A method includes receiving power at a charging node of an energy storage array, the energy storage array including a plurality of energy storage cells. Responsive to failure of an energy storage cell of the plurality of energy storage cells, current is provided through the defective energy storage cell, and responsive to the defective energy storage cell becoming an open circuit, discontinuing provision of the current through the defective energy storage cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Shaun Stickel
  • Publication number: 20180102653
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for removing a defective energy storage cell from an energy storage array is described. An apparatus includes an energy storage array including a plurality of energy storage cells, and a cell removal circuit coupled to the energy storage array. The cell removal circuit is configured to prevent a defective energy storage cell of the plurality of energy storage cells from causing other energy storage cells of the plurality of energy storage cells to become defective. A method includes receiving power at a charging node of an energy storage array, the energy storage array including a plurality of energy storage cells. Responsive to failure of an energy storage cell of the plurality of energy storage cells, current is provided through the defective energy storage cell, and responsive to the defective energy storage cell becoming an open circuit, discontinuing provision of the current through the defective energy storage cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Applicant: MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Shaun Stickel
  • Patent number: 9866043
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for removing a defective energy storage cell from an energy storage array is described. An apparatus includes an energy storage array including a plurality of energy storage cells, and a cell removal circuit coupled to the energy storage array. The cell removal circuit is configured to prevent a defective energy storage cell of the plurality of energy storage cells from causing other energy storage cells of the plurality of energy storage cells to become defective. A method includes receiving power at a charging node of an energy storage array, the energy storage array including a plurality of energy storage cells. Responsive to failure of an energy storage cell of the plurality of energy storage cells, current is provided through the defective energy storage cell, and responsive to the defective energy storage cell becoming an open circuit, discontinuing provision of the current through the defective energy storage cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Shaun A. Stickel
  • Patent number: 9431890
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for providing output power are disclosed. In an example method, a control signal is received at an output stage. The control signal may be provided by a control circuit. The method further includes providing a first power to a filter responsive to the received control signal having a first value, and providing a second power to the filter responsive to the received control signal having a second value. The method further includes decoupling the first power and second power from the filter responsive to the received control signal having a third value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Shaun A. Stickel
  • Publication number: 20140232195
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for providing output power are disclosed. In an example method, a control signal is received at an output stage. The control signal may be provided by a control circuit. The method further includes providing a first power to a filter responsive to the received control signal having a first value, and providing a second power to the filter responsive to the received control signal having a second value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Shaun A. Stickel
  • Publication number: 20140232353
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for removing a defective energy storage cell from an energy storage array is described. An apparatus includes an energy storage array including a plurality of energy storage cells, and a cell removal circuit coupled to the energy storage array. The cell removal circuit is configured to prevent a defective energy storage cell of the plurality of energy storage cells from causing other energy storage cells of the plurality of energy storage cells to become defective. A method includes receiving power at a charging node of an energy storage array, the energy storage array including a plurality of energy storage cells. Responsive to failure of an energy storage cell of the plurality of energy storage cells, current is provided through the defective energy storage cell, and responsive to the defective energy storage cell becoming an open circuit, discontinuing provision of the current through the defective energy storage cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Shaun A. Stickel