Patents by Inventor Steven Huynh

Steven Huynh 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: 20210333328
    Abstract: An electrochemical storage diagnostic system is configured to perform an electrical test to measure energy storage device parameters. The diagnostic system includes a charge management controller, electrically coupled to a power multiplexer, a power converter circuit, and an isolated converter circuit. The charge management controller is programmed with instructions to identify a device under test, selected from at least one member of the plurality of energy storage devices to perform an electrical test. Then, adjust a charge in the secondary energy storage device to a target voltage through the power multiplexer by transferring energy between the secondary energy storage device and a support device, selected from at least one member of the plurality energy storage devices. After that, transfer electrical power through the power multiplexer and power converter circuit to the device under test in order to perform the electrical test. Finally, complete the electrical test.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicant: ReJoule incorporated
    Inventors: Steven Chung, Kenny Huynh, Russell Okamura
  • Patent number: 11021559
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a process for laminating a polar substrate with a film cast from a sulfonated block copolymer having at least one end block A and at least one interior block B wherein each A block contains essentially no sulfonic acid or sulfonate ester functional groups and each B block is a polymer block containing from about 10 to about 100 mol percent sulfonic acid or sulfonate ester functional groups based on the number of monomer units. The film is exposed to water and dried onto a polar or active metal substrate. The laminates do not delaminate in the presence of water, or in a humidity of up to 85%, and at a temperature of at least 60° C. The laminates are used for a variety of applications including energy exchange applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Kraton Polymers LLC
    Inventors: Kuitian Tan, Carl L Willis, Steven Huynh
  • Publication number: 20200071447
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a process for laminating a polar substrate with a film cast from a sulfonated block copolymer having at least one end block A and at least one interior block B wherein each A block contains essentially no sulfonic acid or sulfonate ester functional groups and each B block is a polymer block containing from about 10 to about 100 mol percent sulfonic acid or sulfonate ester functional groups based on the number of monomer units. The film is exposed to water and dried onto a polar or active metal substrate. The laminates do not delaminate in the presence of water, or in a humidity of up to 85%, and at a temperature of at least 60° C. The laminates are used for a variety of applications including energy exchange applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: Kraton Polymers LLC
    Inventors: Kuitian Tan, Carl L Willis, Steven Huynh
  • Patent number: 10418809
    Abstract: A power management integrated circuit includes pairs of high-side and low-side drivers, sensing circuitry, and a processor. The high-side and low-side drivers are used in combination with external discrete NFETs to drive multiple windings of a motor. The N-channel LDMOS transistor of each high-side driver has an associated isolation structure and a tracking and clamping circuit. If the voltage on a terminal of the integrated circuit pulses negative during a switching of current flow to the motor, then the isolation structure and tracking and clamping circuit clamps the voltage on the isolation structure and blocks current flow from the substrate to the drain. An associated ESD protection circuit allows the voltage on the terminal to pulse negative. As a result, a large surge of current that would otherwise flow through the high-side driver is blocked, and is conducted outside the integrated circuit through a body diode of an external NFET.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Active-Semi, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Huynh
  • Patent number: 9664661
    Abstract: An integrated circuit that senses ambient gas concentrations includes a microcontroller, gas sensors, heating resistors and an analog-to-digital converter. A first gas sensor measures a first attribute of a gas concentration, and a second gas sensor measures a second attribute of the gas concentration. The first attribute varies with the gas concentration differently than does the second attribute. The microcontroller controls the duty cycles of signals driven through the heating resistors to adjust the temperatures of the resistors, which are thermally coupled to the gas sensors. A first heating resistor increases the temperature of the first gas sensor to a first target temperature, and a second heating resistor increases the temperature of the second gas sensor to a second target temperature. The analog-to-digital converter converts the attributes measured by the first and second gas sensors into digital values. The microcontroller then uses the digital values to compute the gas concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Active-Semi, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Huynh, XuCheng Wang
  • Patent number: 9633162
    Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) and fabrication method thereof is provided that include the steps of specifying a plurality of required tile modules suitable for a particular end application, each of the modular tiles being configured to perform a predetermined function and constructed to have approximately the same length and width dimensions. The modular tiles are used to form the IC in a standard IC fabrication process. In many implementations, physical layout of the IC does not include the step of routing. Capabilities also include configuring the modular tiles to have programmable performance parameters and configuring the modular tiles to cooperate usefully with one another based on a programmable parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Active-Semi, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Huynh, David Kunst
  • Patent number: 9544960
    Abstract: An LED lamp includes a rectifier, an integrated circuit and a string of series-connected LEDs. The lamp receives an incoming AC signal such that a rectified version of the signal is present across the LED string. The integrated circuit includes a plurality of power switches. Each power switch is coupled so that it can separately and selectably short out a corresponding one of several groups of LEDs in the string. As the voltage across the string increases the integrated circuit controls the power switches such that the number of LEDs through which current flows increases, whereas as the voltage across the string decreases the integrated circuit controls the power switches such that the number of LEDs through which current flows decreases. LED string current flow is controlled and regulated to provide superior efficiency, reliability, anti-flicker, regulation against line voltage variations, power factor correction, and lamp over-voltage, over-current, and over-temperature protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Active-Semi, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Huynh
  • Patent number: 9514262
    Abstract: A programmable analog tile integrated circuit is configured over a standardized bus by communicating tile configuration information from a first integrated circuit tile, through a second integrated circuit tile, to a third integrated circuit tile. Each of the three integrated circuit tiles is part of an integrated circuit. The standardized bus is formed when the tiles are placed adjacent one another. Data bus and control signal conductors of the adjacent tiles line up and interconnect such that each signal conductor is electrically connected to every tile. Tile configuration information may be written to a selected register identified by an address in any selected one of the tiles using the data bus and control lines, regardless of the relative physical locations of the tile sending and the tile receiving the information. Thus, tile configuration information may pass from one tile to another tile, through any number of intermediate tiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Active-Semi, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Huynh, Matthew A. Grant, Gary M. Hurtz, David J. Kunst, Trey A. Roessig
  • Patent number: 9433047
    Abstract: A single inductor multiple LED string driver comprises a switch control circuit and a current-sensing control circuit. The switch control circuit generates a plurality of digital control signals that are used to control a plurality of switches coupled to a plurality of strings of LEDs. Each switch is selectively turned on and off by each corresponding digital control signal. The current-sensing control circuit determines an integrated charge amount provided by each current that flows from an input voltage through each LED string, through each switch, through a common inductor, and through a main switch to ground. In response to the determined integrated charge amount, the current-sensing control circuit generates an on-time control signal that controls the on-time of each switch such that the average current flowing across each LED string is equal to each other. Furthermore, the total current flowing across each LED string is regulated to a predefined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Active-Semi, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Huynh, Cuong Van Pham
  • Patent number: 9379555
    Abstract: A system includes an adaptive power source, a wireless power transmitter, and a wireless power receiver. The adaptive power source supplies a supply voltage across a Universal Serial Bus (USB) connector onto the wireless power transmitter that thereby transmits energy to the wireless power receiver. The wireless power transmitter has a USB plug that is inserted into a USB port of the adaptive power source. The wireless power transmitter sends a power control command to the adaptive power source across the USB connector. The power control command determines the supply voltage to be supplied to the wireless power transmitter. If the wireless power receiver determines the power level should be adjusted, then the wireless power receiver sends a wireless control communication to the wireless power transmitter. The wireless power transmitter reads the wireless control communication and sends a power control command to set the supply voltage to a desired level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Active-Semi, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Huynh
  • Patent number: 9350245
    Abstract: A packaged device includes a first die, a second die, and specially spaced and positioned sets of package terminals. The first die includes a pulse-width modulator (PWM), a processor, a timer, high-side drivers, low-side drivers, and a fault protection circuit. The second die includes ultra-high voltage high-side drivers. In an ultra-high voltage application, the PWM and external circuitry together form a switching power supply that generates a high voltage. The high voltage powers external high-side transistors. The processor and timer control the ultra-high voltage high-side drivers, that in turn supply drive signals to the external high-side transistors through the package terminals. External low-side transistors are driven directly by low-side drivers of the first die. If the fault protection circuit detects an excessive current, then the fault protection circuit supplies a disable signal to high-side and low-side drivers of both dice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Active-Semi, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Huynh, Tsing Hsu
  • Publication number: 20150379182
    Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) and fabrication method thereof is provided that include the steps of specifying a plurality of required tile modules suitable for a particular end application, each of the modular tiles being configured to perform a predetermined function and constructed to have approximately the same length and width dimensions. The modular tiles are used to form the IC in a standard IC fabrication process. In many implementations, physical layout of the IC does not include the step of routing. Capabilities also include configuring the modular tiles to have programmable performance parameters and configuring the modular tiles to cooperate usefully with one another based on a programmable parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Steven Huynh, David Kunst
  • Publication number: 20150375199
    Abstract: A rotary enthalpy exchange wheel having a rotatable wheel with air passageways extending from a front side to a back side for passing air streams therethrough. The wheel has a rigid substrate which is coated or laminated with a desiccant composition having a sulfonated block copolymer. The sulfonated block copolymer has at least one end block A and at least one interior block B, wherein each A block contains essentially no sulfonic acid or sulfonate ester functional groups and each B block is a polymer block containing from about 10 to about 100 mol percent sulfonic acid or sulfonate ester functional groups based on the number of monomer units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Applicant: KRATON POLYMERS U.S. LLC
    Inventors: Kuitian Tan, Steven Huynh
  • Patent number: 9216405
    Abstract: A rotary enthalpy exchange wheel having a rotatable wheel with air passageways extending from a front side to a back side for passing air streams therethrough. The wheel has a rigid substrate which is coated or laminated with a desiccant composition having a sulfonated block copolymer. The sulfonated block copolymer has at least one end block A and at least one interior block B, wherein each A block contains essentially no sulfonic acid or sulfonate ester functional groups and each B block is a polymer block containing from about 10 to about 100 mol percent sulfonic acid or sulfonate ester functional groups based on the number of monomer units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Kraton Polymers U.S. LLC
    Inventors: Kuitian Tan, Steven Huynh
  • Publication number: 20150323510
    Abstract: An integrated circuit that senses ambient gas concentrations includes a microcontroller, gas sensors, heating resistors and an analog-to-digital converter. A first gas sensor measures a first attribute of a gas concentration, and a second gas sensor measures a second attribute of the gas concentration. The first attribute varies with the gas concentration differently than does the second attribute. The microcontroller controls the duty cycles of signals driven through the heating resistors to adjust the temperatures of the resistors, which are thermally coupled to the gas sensors. A first heating resistor increases the temperature of the first gas sensor to a first target temperature, and a second heating resistor increases the temperature of the second gas sensor to a second target temperature. The analog-to-digital converter converts the attributes measured by the first and second gas sensors into digital values. The microcontroller then uses the digital values to compute the gas concentration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Steven Huynh, XuCheng Wang
  • Publication number: 20150318707
    Abstract: A system includes an adaptive power source, a wireless power transmitter, and a wireless power receiver. The adaptive power source supplies a supply voltage across a Universal Serial Bus (USB) connector onto the wireless power transmitter that thereby transmits energy to the wireless power receiver. The wireless power transmitter has a USB plug that is inserted into a USB port of the adaptive power source. The wireless power transmitter sends a power control command to the adaptive power source across the USB connector. The power control command determines the supply voltage to be supplied to the wireless power transmitter. If the wireless power receiver determines the power level should be adjusted, then the wireless power receiver sends a wireless control communication to the wireless power transmitter. The wireless power transmitter reads the wireless control communication and sends a power control command to set the supply voltage to a desired level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Applicant: Active-Semi, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Huynh
  • Patent number: 9178413
    Abstract: A power supply system includes an Offline Total Power Management Integrated Circuit (OTPMIC). The OTPMIC controls a Power Factor Correction (PFC) converter, a main AC/DC converter, and a standby AC/DC converter. A PFC Autodetect circuit in the OTPMIC monitors current flow in the PFC converter. If a high power condition is detected, then the PFC Autodetect circuit enables the PFC converter. The high power condition may be a voltage drop across a current sense resistor of a predetermined voltage for a predetermined time, within one half period of the incoming AC supply voltage. If a low power condition is detected, then the PFC Autodetect circuit disables the PFC converter. The PFC Autodetect circuit stores an IMON value that determines the predetermined voltage, and a TMON value that determines the predetermined time. The IMON and TMON values are loaded into the Autodetect circuit across an optocoupler link of the standby converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Active-Semi, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Huynh, Hue Khac Trinh, Khanh Quang Dinh, Duong Cong Le, Degang Xia
  • Patent number: 9141748
    Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) and fabrication method thereof is provided that include the steps of specifying a plurality of required tile modules suitable for a particular end application, each of the modular tiles being configured to perform a predetermined function and constructed to have approximately the same length and width dimensions. The modular tiles are used to form the IC in a standard IC fabrication process. In many implementations, physical layout of the IC does not include the step of routing. Capabilities also include configuring the modular tiles to have programmable performance parameters and configuring the modular tiles to cooperate usefully with one another based on a programmable parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Active-Semi, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Huynh, David Kunst
  • Publication number: 20150205902
    Abstract: A programmable analog tile integrated circuit is configured over a standardized bus by communicating tile configuration information from a first integrated circuit tile, through a second integrated circuit tile, to a third integrated circuit tile. Each of the three integrated circuit tiles is part of an integrated circuit. The standardized bus is formed when the tiles are placed adjacent one another. Data bus and control signal conductors of the adjacent tiles line up and interconnect such that each signal conductor is electrically connected to every tile. Tile configuration information may be written to a selected register identified by an address in any selected one of the tiles using the data bus and control lines, regardless of the relative physical locations of the tile sending and the tile receiving the information. Thus, tile configuration information may pass from one tile to another tile, through any number of intermediate tiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Inventors: Steven Huynh, Matthew A. Grant, Gary M. Hurtz, David J. Kunst, Trey A. Roessig
  • Publication number: 20150194893
    Abstract: A packaged device includes a first die, a second die, and specially spaced and positioned sets of package terminals. The first die includes a pulse-width modulator (PWM), a processor, a timer, high-side drivers, low-side drivers, and a fault protection circuit. The second die includes ultra-high voltage high-side drivers. In an ultra-high voltage application, the PWM and external circuitry together form a switching power supply that generates a high voltage. The high voltage powers external high-side transistors. The processor and timer control the ultra-high voltage high-side drivers, that in turn supply drive signals to the external high-side transistors through the package terminals. External low-side transistors are driven directly by low-side drivers of the first die. If the fault protection circuit detects an excessive current, then the fault protection circuit supplies a disable signal to high-side and low-side drivers of both dice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2015
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventors: Steven Huynh, Tsing Hsu