Patents by Inventor Stephen Harvey

Stephen Harvey 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: 20190269043
    Abstract: A pumped refrigerant cooling system having multiple pumping units for providing working fluid to a load to enable cooling of a space via the load. The pumped refrigerant cooling system operates the pumping units at less than capacity. When a pumping unit is deactivated, the output of the remaining pumping units is increased to maintain fluid flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas HARVEY, Stephen SILLATO
  • Publication number: 20190227628
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system for providing substantially synchronised haptic and audio outputs. The system includes a signal processor which is configured to receive an audio signal from a main processor of the system and to receive a haptic signal, which may be received from the main processor, or may be retrieved from memory, or else may be generated in real-time by the signal processor. The signal processor calculates a delay to be applied to the haptic signal or the audio signal and outputs a delayed version of the audio signal and the haptic signal, or a delayed version of the haptic signal and the audio signal, to appropriate output stages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Cirrus Logic International Semiconductor Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert David RAND, Tony Stephen DOY, Thomas Ivan HARVEY
  • Patent number: 10354957
    Abstract: An electrical interconnect for an electronic package. The electrical interconnect includes a first dielectric layer; a second dielectric layer; a signal conductor positioned between the first dielectric layer and the second dielectric layer; and a conductive reference layer mounted on the first dielectric layer, and wherein the conductive reference layer does not cover the signal conductor. The conductive reference layer may be a first conductive reference layer and the electrical interconnect further comprises a second conductive reference layer mounted on the second dielectric layer. The second conductive reference layer does not cover the signal conductor. In addition, the signal conductor may be a first signal conductor and the electrical interconnect may further include a second signal conductor between the first dielectric layer and the second dielectric layer. The first and second signal conductors may form a differential pair of conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Bok Eng Cheah, Jackson Chung Peng Kong, Stephen Harvey Hall, Khang Choong Yong, Kooi Chi Ooi, Eric C Gantner
  • Publication number: 20190214336
    Abstract: A self-equalizing interconnect in a connector is installed in a microelectronic device. The self-equalizing interconnect is formed of a plurality of electrically conductive layers under conditions to offset skin-effect losses with respect to frequency change during operation. Each successive layer is configured to with the next highest electrical conductivity and subsequent electrically conductive films gradually decrease in electrical conductivity. In an embodiment, thickness of the conductive film adjacent the reference plain is configured thinnest and subsequent films are added and are seriatim gradually thicker. The highest electrically conductive film is configured closest to a reference plane in the connector, and the lowest electrically conductive film is farthest from the reference plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen Harvey Hall, Bok Eng Cheah, Chaitanya Sreerama, Jackson Chung Peng Kong
  • Patent number: 10292314
    Abstract: A pumped refrigerant cooling system having multiple pumping units for providing working fluid to a load to enable cooling of a space via the load. The pumped refrigerant cooling system operates the pumping units at less than capacity. When a pumping unit is deactivated, the output of the remaining pumping units is increased to maintain fluid flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Vertiv Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Harvey, Stephen Sillato
  • Publication number: 20190007259
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for ameliorating distortion issues associated with a conductor that passes over a void in a reference plane. In an example, the signal conductor can include a first part routed over the major surface of a first side of the reference plane structure on a first side of the void and that approaches a first edge of the reference plane structure with a first trajectory, a second part routed over the major surface of the reference plane structure on a second side of the void and that approaches a second edge of the reference plane structure with a second trajectory, and a third portion connecting the first portion with the second portion, the third portion spanning the void, and having a plurality of spurs extending from a body of the third portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Khang Choong Yong, Bok Eng Cheah, Jackson Chung Peng Kong, Stephen Harvey Hall, Yun Rou Lim
  • Publication number: 20190008029
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for ameliorating distortion issues associated with a conductor that passes over a void in a reference plane. In an example, the conductor can include a first part routed over a major surface of a first side of the reference plane structure and that approaches a first edge of the reference plane structure with a first trajectory, a second part routed over the major surface of a second side of the reference plane structure and that approaches a second edge of the reference plane structure with a second trajectory in-line with the first trajectory, and a third portion connecting the first portion with the second portion and having a third trajectory departing from the first trajectory and the second trajectory, the third portion configured to span the void.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Khang Choong Yong, Bok Eng Cheah, Jackson Chung Peng Kong, Stephen Harvey Hall, Yun Rou Lim
  • Patent number: 10165838
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a protective cover for a mobile display device including a housing, a backplane, a liner, and a lip. The housing includes an outer portion and an inner portion, where the outer portion of the housing has a rectangular frame structure to provide a protective shell along an outer edge of the mobile display device, and where the inner portion receives and secures the mobile display device. The backplane is comprised of a rigid material and is coupled to a backside of the housing and provides a protective shell along a back side of the mobile display device. The liner has a corrugated soft rubber or polymer construction including a successive pattern of protrusions separated by a distance and is coupled to the inner portion of the housing. The lip is coupled to a front side of the housing to retain the mobile display device within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Fergal Corcoran, Padraig Murphy, Ken Delaney, Nick Jinkinson, Eric Lu, Stephen Harvey, Jerry Ahern, Pierce Brady, Kevin Hughes, Ommkar Gulavani, Rade Vignjevic
  • Publication number: 20180350748
    Abstract: An electrical interconnect for an electronic package. The electrical interconnect includes a first dielectric layer; a second dielectric layer; a signal conductor positioned between the first dielectric layer and the second dielectric layer; and a conductive reference layer mounted on the first dielectric layer, and wherein the conductive reference layer does not cover the signal conductor. The conductive reference layer may be a first conductive reference layer and the electrical interconnect further comprises a second conductive reference layer mounted on the second dielectric layer. The second conductive reference layer does not cover the signal conductor. In addition, the signal conductor may be a first signal conductor and the electrical interconnect may further include a second signal conductor between the first dielectric layer and the second dielectric layer. The first and second signal conductors may form a differential pair of conductors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Bok Eng Cheah, Jackson Chung Peng Kong, Stephen Harvey Hall, Khang Choong Yong, Kooi Chi Ooi, Eric C Gantner
  • Publication number: 20180181199
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a system comprising one or more processors configured to track a location of an input device within a physical environment via a three-dimensional (3D) tracking system, and modify a tracking parameter of the 3D tracking system while tracking the location of the input device based on the determined location of the input device within the physical environment. The input device may be coupled to a virtual reality display system and tracking the location of the location of the input device can be used for interacting with the virtual reality display system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Stephen Harvey, Denis O'Keeffe, Aidan Kehoe, Mario Gutierrez, Damien O'Sullivan, Thomas Rouvinez, Mathieu Meisser, Noirin Curran, Remy Zimmermann, Marcel Twohig, Dennin Onorio, Pierce O'Bradaigh, Olivier Riviere, Ciaran Trotman, Andreas Connellan, Padraig Murphy, Jerry Ahern
  • Publication number: 20180181194
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a sensing and tracking system detects objects, such as user input devices or peripherals, and user interactions with them. A representation of the objects and user interactions are then injected into the virtual reality environment. The representation can be an actual reality, augmented reality, virtual representation or any combination. For example, an actual keyboard can be injected, but with the keys pressed being enlarged and lighted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Stephen Harvey, Denis O'Keeffe, Andreas Connellan, Damien O'Sullivan, Aidan Kehoe, Noirin Curran, Thomas Rouvinez, Mario Gutierrez, Olivier Riviere, Remy Zimmermann, Mathieu Meisser, Dennin Onorio, Ciaran Trotman, Pierce O'Bradaigh, Marcel Twohig, Padraig Murphy, Jerry Ahern
  • Publication number: 20180173323
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a sensing and tracking system detects objects, such as user input devices or peripherals, and user interactions with them. A representation of the objects and user interactions are then injected into the virtual reality environment. The representation can be an actual reality, augmented reality, virtual representation or any combination. For example, an actual keyboard can be injected, but with the keys pressed being enlarged and lighted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Stephen Harvey, Denis O'Keeffe, Andreas Connellan, Damien O'Sullivan, Aidan Kehoe, Noirin Curran, Thomas Rouvinez, Mario Gutierrez, Olivier Riviere, Remy Zimmermann, Mathieu Meisser, Dennin Onorio, Ciaran Trotman, Pierce O'Bradaigh, Marcel Twohig, Padraig Murphy, Jerry Ahern
  • Publication number: 20170314596
    Abstract: A tubular goods connection for releasably coupling tubular members includes: a coupling having a first internal wedge dove-tail thread formed within a longitudinal bore of the coupling and a second internal dove-tail wedge thread; a first tubular member having a first mating external vanishing dove-tail wedge thread extending from a first proximal pin end face; and a second tubular member substantially identical to the first tubular member; wherein when the first and second tubular members are made-up into the coupling using a predetermined recommended optimum torque, a distance D between the first pin end face and the second pin end face is in the range of 0 to 10 millimeters and when the distance D is equal to 0 there is contact between the first pin end face and a second pin end face of the second tubular good but there is no axial interference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Stephen Harvey, Nestor Santi, Matias Castilla
  • Publication number: 20170307660
    Abstract: A current measurement circuit suitable for measuring the flow of current along a path in an electrical circuit such as a part of an electric power assisted steering system comprises a current measurement resistor that is located in series in the electrical path through which a current to be measured may flow, a first measurement sub-circuit that measures the voltage dropped across at least a part of the resistor and produces a first output signal, and a second measurement sub-circuit that measures the voltage dropped across at least a part of the resistor and produces a second output signal, and in which the electrical connections of the two sub-circuits to the resistor are independent of each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: TRW Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Harvey, Andrew Williams, Philip Browne
  • Patent number: 9598765
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a touch surface that can be integrated into an electronic device. User input can be received via the touch surface (e.g., a touchscreen, a key cap). The touch surface can include a substrate, a rigid layer for maintaining the contours of the substrate, and a surface layer deposited over the rigid layer for adjusting the surface energy of the touch surface. The substrate can be made with plastic; the rigid layer can be a diamond-like carbon (DLC) coating; and the surface layer can be comprised of fluoro- or silicon-rich molecules. The DLC can be deposited over the plastic substrate via physical vapor deposition (PVD) while the surface layer can be deposited over the DLC via a chemical vapor deposition (CVD). The touch surface can be constructed using different layers of material and using different methods to improve the longevity of the touch surface against repeated use and wear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Zhaoyang Han, Chienchung Chen, Ken Delaney, Changliang Li, Xiaoling Liu, Jianqing Hu, Wei Han Liao, Tsu Hsien Lee, Yi Ling Cai, Jacques Robert, Stephen Harvey
  • Patent number: 9507993
    Abstract: A contactless, three-dimensional fingerprint scanner apparatus, method, and system are described. The contactless fingerprint scanner can provide either, or both, topographical contrast of three-dimensional fingerprint features and optical contrast of a three-dimensional fingerprint surface. Data captured from scanning of a target with known geometric features mimicking fingerprint features can be examined as images or surface plots and analyzed for fidelity against the known target feature specifications to evaluate or validate device capture performance as well as interoperability. The target can be used by scanner vendors and designers to validate their devices, as well as to perform type certification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Commerce, The National Institute of Standards and Technology
    Inventors: Shahram Orandi, Fred Byers, Stephen Harvey, Michael D. Garris, Stephen S. Wood, John M. Libert, Jin Chu Wu
  • Patent number: 9494976
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention relate to an apparatus including a housing and a slot disposed in the housing, the slot configured to hold an input device in a plurality of upright configurations including at least a forward-facing upright configuration such that the input device faces the front portion of the housing, and at least a backward-facing upright configuration such that the input device faces the back portion of the housing. The slot can be overmolded with a rubber compound (e.g. silicon-based) and configured to provide an improved coefficient of friction to reduce slippage of the input device when held in the slot. In some aspects, the housing includes a surface, and the overmolded portion of the slot can protrude above the surface of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Mathew Bates, Brian Stephens, John Moriarty, Simone Mandelli, James Jackson, James Lynch, Ronan Carroll, Mel Reynolds, Stephen Harvey, Denis O'Keeffe
  • Patent number: 9489061
    Abstract: A method includes placing an input device in a passive mode of operation and periodically monitoring a displacement sensor of the input device, receiving an indication of displacement from the displacement sensor, and placing the input device in an active mode of operation characterized by a power consumption level. The method also includes determining a passing of a predetermined time period since receiving the indication of displacement, placing the input device in a second active mode of operation characterized by a second power consumption level less than the power consumption level, and periodically monitoring one or more of a plurality of touch sensors. The method further includes receiving an indication of input from the one or more of the plurality of touch sensors and placing the input device in the active mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Julien Piot, Baptiste Merminod, Christophe Dayer, Niall White, Stephen Harvey, Frederic Fortin, Mathieu Meisser, Nicolas Ramond, Olivier Mathis, Regis Croisonnier
  • Publication number: 20160203355
    Abstract: A contactless, three-dimensional fingerprint scanner apparatus, method, and system are described. The contactless fingerprint scanner can provide either, or both, topographical contrast of three-dimensional fingerprint features and optical contrast of a three-dimensional fingerprint surface. Data captured from scanning of a target with known geometric features mimicking fingerprint features can be examined as images or surface plots and analyzed for fidelity against the known target feature specifications to evaluate or validate device capture performance as well as interoperability. The target can be used by scanner vendors and designers to validate their devices, as well as to perform type certification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Applicant: Govt. of the U.S.A. as represented by the Sec. of Commerce, The National Institute of Standards and
    Inventors: Shahram Orandi, Fred Byers, Stephen Harvey, Michael D. Garris, Stephen S. Wood, John M. Libert, Jin Chu Wu
  • Publication number: 20160192751
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a protective cover for a mobile display device including a housing, a backplane, a liner, and a lip. The housing includes an outer portion and an inner portion, where the outer portion of the housing has a rectangular frame structure to provide a protective shell along an outer edge of the mobile display device, and where the inner portion receives and secures the mobile display device. The backplane is comprised of a rigid material and is coupled to a backside of the housing and provides a protective shell along a back side of the mobile display device. The liner has a corrugated soft rubber or polymer construction including a successive pattern of protrusions separated by a distance and is coupled to the inner portion of the housing. The lip is coupled to a front side of the housing to retain the mobile display device within the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Fergal Corcoran, Padraig Murphy, Ken Delaney, Nick Jinkinson, Eric Lu, Stephen Harvey, Jerry Ahern, Pierce Brady, Kevin Hughes, Ommkar Gulavani, Rade Vignjevic