Patents by Inventor Steven D. Lacy

Steven D. Lacy 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).

  • Patent number: 7199809
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods, programs and apparatus for generating a library design for a combinatorial library of materials. A library design includes a set of sources representing components to be used in preparing the combinatorial library, destinations replying arrangements of cells and mappings, defining one or more distribution patterns for assigning components to cells in the destination arrangement or arrangements. Mappings include gradients and sets of user-defined equations, and are used to calculate the amount of on components to be assigned to a cell or cells in an arrangement. A library design can also include one or more process parameters defined to vary over time or across a plurality of destination cells. The invention outputs a data file defining the library design, including electronic data representing the sources, the destinations and the mapping, in a format suitable for implementing manually or using automated material handling apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Symyx Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Lacy, Eric W. McFarland, Adam L. Safir, Stephen J. Turner, Lynn Van Erden, Pei Wang