Patents by Inventor Son Nguyen

Son Nguyen 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: 20140256154
    Abstract: A dielectric stack and method of depositing the stack to a substrate using a single step deposition process. The dielectric stack includes a dense layer and a porous layer of the same elemental compound with different compositional atomic percentage, density, and porosity. The stack enhances mechanical modulus strength and enhances oxidation and copper diffusion barrier properties. The dielectric stack has inorganic or hybrid inorganic-organic random three-dimensional covalent bonding throughout the network, which contain different regions of different chemical compositions such as a cap component adjacent to a low-k component of the same type of material but with higher porosity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Griselda Bonilla, Alfred Grill, Thomas J. Haigh, JR., Satyanarayana V. Nitta, Son Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8821843
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polymer suited for modifying the styling performance and the rheology of a cosmetic preparation, a composition thereof, a method of making it as well as the use of said polymer and the composition respectively. The copolymer comprises at least one non-ionic ethylenically unsaturated C1-C4 (meth)acrylate as monomer A; an ethylenically unsaturated monomer B having as hydrogen bond donor an amide group, said ethylenically unsaturated monomer B being an ethylenically unsaturated monomer having a cyclic amide moiety, as monomer B1 and/or, an ethylenically unsaturated monomer having an acyclic amide group, as monomer B2; at least one ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid as monomer C; a macromonomer D; optionally at least one cross-linker E; and optionally at least one further monomer F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Son Nguyen-Kim, Rolf Werner, Angelika Schmitt, Peter Hossel, Matthias Laubender, Jens Schröder
  • Patent number: 8821841
    Abstract: The present invention relates to aqueous skin or hair cosmetic preparations which comprise at least one polymer A which comprises, in copolymerized form, at least one ester of (meth)acrylic acid, at least one olefinically unsaturated, free-radically polymerizable anionogenic or anionic compound, at least one free-radically polymerizable olefinically unsaturated urethane-group-containing compound which comprises no silicone groups and, if appropriate, further free-radically polymerizable compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Son Nguyen Kim, Marianna Pierobon, Gabi Winter, Matthias Laubender, Reinhold Schwalm
  • Publication number: 20140209320
    Abstract: An apparatus for engaging and moving a ram block. In some embodiments, the apparatus, or ram block changer, includes a support bracket coupled to a blowout preventer and an articulated arm releasably coupled to the ram block. The ram block changer may further include a pivot coupling assembly having a first axis of rotation. The pivot coupling assembly extends through the support bracket and the articulated arm, wherein the articulated arm is rotatable about the first axis of rotation relative to the support bracket. The articulated arm may include a first member receiving the pivot coupling assembly therethrough, a second member coupled to the ram block, and a second pivot coupling assembly having a second axis of rotation spaced apart from the first axis of rotation and extending through the first and second members. The second member is rotatable about the second axis of rotation relative to the first member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: NATIONAL OILWELL VARCO, L.P.
    Inventors: Tan LE, Son NGUYEN, Dung TRAN, Scott LEE
  • Patent number: 8790367
    Abstract: Described herein are devices and methods for delivering implants that include multiple coupled anchors. The anchors are secured to tissue using a multi-opening guide tunnel that is configured to releasably retain one or more portions of the implant located between two of the anchors. The releasable retention of one or more intervening portions of the implant maintains the position of the implant and the guide tunnel until the implant is secured to the tissue. The multi-opening guide tunnel permits securement of the multiple anchors without requiring repositioning of the guide tunnel for each anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Guided Delivery Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Huu Nguyen, Son Nguyen, Eugene Serina, Tammy Y. Tam
  • Publication number: 20140179119
    Abstract: A method of forming a carbon-rich silicon carbide-like dielectric film having a carbon concentration of greater than, or equal to, about 30 atomic % C and a dielectric constant of less than, or equal to, about 4.5 is provided. The dielectric film may optionally include nitrogen. When nitrogen is present, the carbon-rich silicon carbide-like dielectric film has a concentration nitrogen that is less than, or equal, to about 5 atomic % nitrogen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicants: GLOBALFOUNDRIES, INC., INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alfred Grill, Joshua L. Herman, Son Nguyen, E. Todd Ryan, Hosadurga K. Shobha
  • Patent number: 8747824
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cosmetic product containing at least one water-soluble copolymer which is obtained by radical copolymerization of acrylamide and/or methacrylamide and other water-soluble a,?-ethylenically unsaturated compounds which are copolymerizable therewith, optionally in the presence of a water-soluble polymeric graft base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Son Nguyen-Kim, Peter Hoessel, Gabi Mueller
  • Patent number: 8720476
    Abstract: An apparatus for engaging and moving a ram block. In some embodiments, the apparatus, or ram block changer, includes a support bracket coupled to a blowout preventer and an articulated arm releasably coupled to the ram block. The ram block changer may further include a pivot coupling assembly having a first axis of rotation. The pivot coupling assembly extends through the support bracket and the articulated arm, wherein the articulated arm is rotatable about the first axis of rotation relative to the support bracket. The articulated arm may include a first member receiving the pivot coupling assembly therethrough, a second member coupled to the ram block, and a second pivot coupling assembly having a second axis of rotation spaced apart from the first axis of rotation and extending through the first and second members. The second member is rotatable about the second axis of rotation relative to the first member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: National Oilwell Varco, L.P.
    Inventors: Tan Lee, Son Nguyen, Dung Tran, Scott Lee
  • Patent number: 8673275
    Abstract: A process of free-radical copolymerization of a monomer composition comprising: a) 70 to 100% by weight of acrylic acid, b) 0 to 30% by weight of at least one hydrophilic nonionic compound, different from a), having a free-radically polymerizable, ?,?-ethylenically unsaturated double bond, c) 0 to 1% by weight of at least one free-radically polymerizable crosslinking compound which comprises at least two ?,?-ethylenically unsaturated double bonds per molecule, by the method of precipitation polymerization in the presence of an auxiliary composition H) comprising H1) at least one compound with a block structure which comprises at least one hydrophobic group and at least one hydrophilic group, and H2) at least one basic compound different from H1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Son Nguyen Kim, Wolfgang Jahnel
  • Patent number: 8664109
    Abstract: A method of forming a carbon-rich silicon carbide-like dielectric film having a carbon concentration of greater than, or equal to, about 30 atomic % C and a dielectric constant of less than, or equal to, about 4.5 is provided. The dielectric film may optionally include nitrogen. When nitrogen is present, the carbon-rich silicon carbide-like dielectric film has a concentration nitrogen that is less than, or equal, to about 5 atomic % nitrogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignees: International Business Machines Corporation, Global Foundries, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred Grill, Joshua L. Herman, Son Nguyen, E. Todd Ryan, Hosadurga K. Shobha
  • Publication number: 20140049428
    Abstract: An apparatus for direction finding a received radio signal is enclosed. The receiving apparatus selectively receives on a predetermined frequency to match the transmitter frequency. The receiving apparatus is comprised of one non directional antenna and two or more loop antennas. The loop antennas modify the field of the incident radio signal by absorbing the incident radio frequency energy to create a non-ambiguous gain pattern on the sense antenna that can be used to determine the direction of the incident RF signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventor: Son Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8652456
    Abstract: The present invention relates to aqueous preparations comprising at least one water-soluble or water-dispersible copolymer with cationogenic groups which comprises at least one monomer with at least one protonatable nitrogen atom and at least one further monomer copolymerizable therewith in copolymerized form, and at least one cosmetically acceptable carrier, where the pH of the aqueous preparation has a value in the range from pH 4 to pH 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Marianna Pierobon, Son Nguyen-Kim, Peter Hossel
  • Publication number: 20140031205
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an agrochemical composition containing a pesticide and a copolymer, which contains in polymerized form at least 20 wt % vinylimidazol and/or a quaternized vinylimidazol, an acidic comonomer, and a hydrophobic comonomer, which comprises C1-22 alkyl (meth)acrylate, mono C1-22 alkyl terminated poly(ethylene glycol) (meth)acrylate, vinyl ester of aliphatic C1-32 carboxylic acids, or vinyl C1-4 alkyl ether. It further relates to a method for preparing said composition by mixing the pesticide and the copolymer; and to a use of said copolymer as dispersing agent in a composition containing a pesticide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Murat Mertoglu, Stefan Fischer, Son Nguyen Kim
  • Patent number: 8629227
    Abstract: Modified polyvinyllactams and their use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Frank Fischer, Ludger Wegmann, Michael Ehle, Stephan Bauer, Harald Meyer, Son Nguyen Kim
  • Patent number: 8618183
    Abstract: A method of forming a porous composite material in which substantially all of the pores within the composite material are small having a diameter of about 5 nm or less and with a narrow PSD is provided. The porous composite material includes a first solid phase having a first characteristic dimension and a second phase comprised of pores having a second characteristic dimension, wherein the characteristic dimensions of at least one of said phases is controlled to a value of about 5 nm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen M. Gates, Alfred Grill, Deborah A. Neumayer, Son Nguyen, Vishnubhai V. Patel
  • Patent number: 8605575
    Abstract: A router is provided. The router includes a primary interface, a backup interface, a processor, and a memory. The primary interface and backup interface may be used to communicate with a network switch. The router may be configured to determine whether the primary interface is stable. The primary interface is stable when the primary interface may be used to exchange information with a network switch over a primary network segment. The router may be configured to activate the primary interface when the primary interface is determined to be stable. The router may also be configured to activate the backup interface when the primary interface is determined to be not stable. The backup interface may be activated for the exchange of information with the network switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Naveen Gunukula, Jeslin Puthenparambil, Son Nguyen, Byung Lim
  • Publication number: 20130320544
    Abstract: A method of producing reduced corrosion interconnect structures and structures thereby formed. A method of producing microelectronic interconnects having reduced corrosion begins with a damascene structure having a first dielectric and a first interconnect. A metal oxide layer is deposited selectively to metal or nonselective over the damascene structure and then thermally treated. The treatment converts the metal oxide over the first dielectric to a metal silicate while the metal oxide over the first interconnect remains as a self-aligned protective layer. When a subsequent dielectric stack is formed and patterned, the protective layer acts as an etch stop, oxidation barrier and ion bombardment protector. The protective layer is then removed from the patterned opening and a second interconnect formed. In a preferred embodiment the metal oxide is a manganese oxide and the metal silicate is a MnSiCOH, the interconnects are substantially copper and the dielectric contains ultra low-k.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Wei Lin, Son Nguyen, Vamsi Paruchuri, Tuan A. Vo
  • Patent number: 8598898
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are generally directed to testing of high-speed input-output devices. An embodiment of a high-speed input-output apparatus includes a transmitter and a receiver, and a loop-back connection from an output of the transmitter to an input of the receiver, the loop-back connection including a first connector and a second connector for transmission of differential signals. The apparatus further includes a first inductor having a first terminal and a second terminal and second inductor having a first terminal and a second terminal, the first terminal of the first inductor being connected to the first connector and the first terminal of the second inductor being connected to the second connector, the second terminal of the first inductor and the second terminal of the second inductor providing a test access port for direct current testing of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Silicon Image, Inc.
    Inventors: Chinsong Sul, Min-Kyu Kim, Son Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8508940
    Abstract: A rack housing that accommodates a plurality of fanless, plug-in components includes a plurality of plug-in positions that accommodate the plurality of fanless, plug-in components in a first region of the rack housing bordering a first housing side, at least one installation chamber that accommodates at least one add-on component with at least one fan, and at least one low-pressure chamber in a second region of the rack housing bordering the first region, wherein 1) first openings are provided between the low-pressure chamber and the plug-in positions, which openings allow a discharge of air heated by the plug-in components into the low-pressure chamber, 2) the at least one installation chamber and the at least one low-pressure chamber are essentially decoupled from each other with respect to cooling air, and 3) the installation chamber is connected to the low-pressure chamber via at least one connector for forced ventilation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Technology Solutions Intellectual Property GmbH
    Inventors: Gerold Scheidler, Van Son Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8454685
    Abstract: An implantable prosthetic valve, according to one embodiment, comprises a frame, a leaflet structure, and a skirt member. The frame can have a plurality of axial struts interconnected by a plurality of circumferential struts. The leaflet structure comprises a plurality of leaflets (e.g., three leaflets arrange to form a tricuspid valve). The leaflet structure has a scalloped lower edge portion secured to the frame. The skirt member can be disposed between the leaflet structure and the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Ilia Hariton, Netanel Benichou, Yaacov Nitzan, Bella Felsen, Diana Nguyen-Thien-Nhon, Rajesh Khanna, Son Nguyen, Tamir Levi, Itai Pelled