Patents by Inventor Steven Lane

Steven Lane 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: 10646379
    Abstract: One embodiment of a method of interrogating a sensor to detect the presence of moisture on an occupant support comprises the steps of A) providing a moisture responsive sensor in a surveillance zone of the occupant support, the sensor being tuned to a center frequency; B) exciting the sensor with an electromagnetic signal having a frequency approximately equal to the center frequency; C) monitoring for a center frequency response from the sensor; D) comparing the center frequency response to an expected center frequency response; and E) if the center frequency response compares favorably to an expected center frequency response, issuing a first output consistent with the favorable comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Heil, Steven A. Dixon, Laetitia Gazagnes, Timothy A. Lane, David L. Ribble, Varad N. Srivastava
  • Publication number: 20200101030
    Abstract: Multibiotic agents are disclosed. The multibiotic agents may contain two or more moieties linked through bonds cleavable in vivo. The bonds cleavable in vivo can be ester bonds, amide bonds, azo bonds, glycosidic bonds, carbonate linkers, or carbamate linkers. The moieties can be alcohol cores, amine cores, and/or acyls. Also disclosed are compositions containing multibiotic agents and methods of using the multibiotic agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: John Patrick CASEY, JR., David Arthur BERRY, Alfredo CASTRO, Steven John TAYLOR, Ferdinand Edward MASSARI, John Robert PROUDFOOT, Elijah Lane BOGART, Timothy F. BRIGGS
  • Publication number: 20200093745
    Abstract: Polymer microspheres for embolizing blood vessels and optionally delivering therapeutic agents are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Hongxia Zeng, Steven Kangas, Yen-Lane Chen
  • Patent number: 10548476
    Abstract: A subject monitoring system operates to detect a current status of a subject in a subject arrangement area, such as on a bed, and predict an upcoming status of the subject. The system includes a subject status detection device that may use a radar signal. A radar signal is transmitted toward the subject and is used to detect a subject status, such as a subject position, a subject incontinence condition, and a physiological condition of the subject. One example of the radar signal includes a millimeter wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: WELCH ALLYN, INC.
    Inventors: John A. Lane, Steven D. Baker, Rachel Williamson
  • Patent number: 10552017
    Abstract: A map lens may take the form of a shape that may be superimposed on a map displayed in the user interface, moved around the map by the user, and activated by the user to select a region of the map bounded by the map lens. Activation of the map lens may cause the user interface to display only those markers that are within the region bounded by the map lens. In situations where the user moves the map lens over unselected regions of the map, the user interface may dynamically show or hide markers on the map. This may have the effect of presenting to the user a visually uncluttered map in which markers are only shown in the region in which the user has expressed some interest, as indicated by the user moving the map lens to that region of the map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Hipmunk, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Ladd Huffman, Carly Lane Lodge, Ryan James Schwers
  • Patent number: 10544505
    Abstract: A method of performing deposition of diamond-like carbon on a workpiece in a chamber includes supporting the workpiece in the chamber facing an upper electrode suspended from a ceiling of the chamber, introducing a hydrocarbon gas into the chamber, and applying first RF power at a first frequency to the upper electrode that generates a plasma in the chamber and produces a deposition of diamond-like carbon on the workpiece. Applying the RF power generates an electron beam from the upper electrode toward the workpiece to enhance ionization of the hydrocarbon gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Yang Yang, Kartik Ramaswamy, Kenneth S. Collins, Steven Lane, Gonzalo Antonio Monroy, Lucy Chen, Yue Guo
  • Publication number: 20200029227
    Abstract: Techniques for establishing a establishing of a high-bandwidth data connection with an aircraft using highly directional EM beam shaped transmissions are provided. In one example, a method comprises: determining a first line of sight that is unobstructed to an antenna of an aircraft, establishing a wireless data connection having a defined data transfer rate between the aircraft and the communication device using highly directional EM beam shaped transmissions along the unobstructed line of sight, transferring a defined amount of data between the aircraft and the communication device using the wireless data connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Steven Lane Misenheimer, Joseph Steffler
  • Publication number: 20200006036
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate to apparatus and methods for performing electron beam etching process. In one embodiment, a method of etching a substrate includes delivering a process gas to a process volume of a process chamber, applying a RF power to an electrode formed from a high secondary electron emission coefficient material disposed in the process volume, generating a plasma comprising ions in the process volume, bombarding the electrode with the ions to cause the electrode to emit electrons and form an electron beam, applying a negative DC power to the electrode, accelerating electrons emitted from the bombarded electrode toward a substrate disposed in the process chamber, and etching the substrate with the accelerated ions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Yue GUO, Yang YANG, Kartik RAMASWAMY, Kenneth S. COLLINS, Steven LANE, Gonzalo MONROY, Lucy Zhiping CHEN
  • Publication number: 20190393053
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate to apparatus for performing electron beam reactive plasma etching (EBRPE). In one embodiment, an apparatus for performing EBRPE processes includes an electrode formed from a material having a high secondary electron emission coefficient. In another embodiment, an electrode is movably disposed within a process volume of a process chamber and capable of being positioned at a non-parallel angle relative to a pedestal opposing the electrode. In another embodiment, a pedestal is movably disposed with a process volume of a process chamber and capable of being positioned at a non-parallel angle relative to an electrode opposing the pedestal. Electrons emitted from the electrode are accelerated toward a substrate disposed on the pedestal to induce etching of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Yang YANG, Kartik RAMASWAMY, Kenneth S. COLLINS, Steven LANE, Gonzalo MONROY, Lucy Zhiping CHEN, Yue GUO
  • Patent number: 10471012
    Abstract: Polymer microspheres for embolizing blood vessels and optionally delivering therapeutic agents are provided. The microspheres include PLGA 50:50 and/or Ptx, and are generally formed by emulsion means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Hongxia Zeng, Steven L. Kangas, Yen-Lane Chen
  • Patent number: 10455431
    Abstract: Techniques for establishing a establishing of a high-bandwidth data connection with an aircraft using highly directional EM beam shaped transmissions are provided. In one example, a method comprises: determining a first line of sight that is unobstructed to an antenna of an aircraft, establishing a wireless data connection having a defined data transfer rate between the aircraft and the communication device using highly directional EM beam shaped transmissions along the unobstructed line of sight, transferring a defined amount of data between the aircraft and the communication device using the wireless data connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: GE Aviation Systems LLC
    Inventors: Steven Lane Misenheimer, Joseph Steffler
  • Patent number: 10395904
    Abstract: Plural sensors on an interior surface of a reactor chamber are linked by respective RF communication channels to a hub inside the reactor chamber, which in turn is linked to a process controller outside of the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Wong, Kartik Ramaswamy, Yang Yang, Steven Lane, Richard Fovell
  • Patent number: 10363416
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods are disclosed for encouraging perfusion by electrostimulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Baker, Timothy A. Lane
  • Publication number: 20190228970
    Abstract: Methods for forming a diamond like carbon layer with desired film density, mechanical strength and optical film properties are provided. In one embodiment, a method of forming a diamond like carbon layer includes generating an electron beam plasma above a surface of a substrate disposed in a processing chamber, and forming a diamond like carbon layer on the surface of the substrate. The diamond like carbon layer is formed by an electron beam plasma process, wherein the diamond like carbon layer serves as a hardmask layer in an etching process in semiconductor applications. The diamond like carbon layer may be formed by bombarding a carbon containing electrode disposed in a processing chamber to generate a secondary electron beam in a gas mixture containing carbon to a surface of a substrate disposed in the processing chamber, and forming a diamond like carbon layer on the surface of the substrate from elements of the gas mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Yang YANG, Lucy CHEN, Jie ZHOU, Kartik RAMASWAMY, Kenneth S. COLLINS, Srinivas D. NEMANI, Chentsau YING, Jingjing LIU, Steven LANE, Gonzalo MONROY, James D. CARDUCCI
  • Publication number: 20190221437
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate to apparatus and methods for performing electron beam reactive plasma etching (EBRPE). In one embodiment, an apparatus for performing EBRPE processes includes an electrode formed from a material having a high secondary electron emission coefficient. In another embodiment, methods for etching a substrate include generating a plasma and bombarding an electrode with ions from the plasma to cause the electrode to emit electrons. The electrons are accelerated toward a substrate to induce etching of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Yang YANG, Kartik RAMASWAMY, Kenneth S. COLLINS, Steven LANE, Gonzalo MONROY, Lucy Zhiping CHEN, Yue GUO
  • Publication number: 20190209391
    Abstract: A moisture management apparatus monitors an area for moisture events and wirelessly transmits moisture-related information to one or more notification devices. An embodiment of the moisture management apparatus includes a substrate and one or more sensors supported by the substrate. The sensor(s) emit wireless signals indicative of the moisture-related information. A sensor event communication system forwards the sensor signals to another device, such as a notification device. The sensor event communication system may monitor other types of patient events. Portions of the moisture management apparatus and/or the moisture event communication system may be embodied in a patient support apparatus, such as a bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas F. Heil, Steven Alan Dixon, Laetitia Gazagnes, Timothy A. Lane, II, David Lance Ribble, Varad Narayan Srivastava, Charles A. Lachenbruch, Michael Scott Hood, Charles A. Howell, Kirsten M. Emmons
  • Patent number: 10303037
    Abstract: An optical beam steering system comprises an array of optical elements for generating or detecting optical signals, a coarse beam steering system for steering a beam between grating lobes, and a fine beam steering system for steering the beam within a grating lobe imposed by the coarse beam steering system. It can be applied the problem of providing an optical phased array system that has both a wide range of steering angles and good angular resolution with a reasonable number of array elements. By moving the lens array or controlling a liquid crystal cell, power is steered into different grating lobes. Adding a phase shifter for controlling the relative phase of the optical signals corresponding to the optical elements enables steering within the selected lobe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Spector, Benjamin Lane
  • Patent number: 10299968
    Abstract: A moisture management apparatus monitors an area for moisture events and wirelessly transmits moisture-related information to one or more notification devices. An embodiment of the moisture management apparatus includes a substrate and one or more sensors supported by the substrate. The sensor(s) emit wireless signals indicative of the moisture-related information. A sensor event communication system forwards the sensor signals to another device, such as a notification device. The sensor event communication system may monitor other types of patient events. Portions of the moisture management apparatus and/or the moisture event communication system may be embodied in a patient support apparatus, such as a bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Heil, Steven Alan Dixon, Laetitia Gazagnes, Timothy A. Lane, II, David Lance Ribble, Varad Narayan Srivastava, Charles A. Lachenbruch, Michael Scott Hood, Charles A. Howell, Kirsten M. Emmons
  • Patent number: 10249479
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein generally relate to plasma process apparatus. In one embodiment, the plasma process apparatus includes a plasma source assembly. The plasma source assembly may include a first coil, a second coil surrounding the first coil, and a magnetic device disposed outside the first and inside the second coil. The magnet enables additional tuning which improves uniformity control of the processes on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph F. Aubuchon, Tza-Jing Gung, Travis Lee Koh, Nattaworn Boss Nunta, Sheng-Chin Kung, Steven Lane, Kartik Ramaswamy, Yang Yang
  • Patent number: 10249495
    Abstract: Methods for forming a diamond like carbon layer with desired film density, mechanical strength and optical film properties are provided. In one embodiment, a method of forming a diamond like carbon layer includes generating an electron beam plasma above a surface of a substrate disposed in a processing chamber, and forming a diamond like carbon layer on the surface of the substrate. The diamond like carbon layer is formed by an electron beam plasma process, wherein the diamond like carbon layer serves as a hardmask layer in an etching process in semiconductor applications. The diamond like carbon layer may be formed by bombarding a carbon containing electrode disposed in a processing chamber to generate a secondary electron beam in a gas mixture containing carbon to a surface of a substrate disposed in the processing chamber, and forming a diamond like carbon layer on the surface of the substrate from elements of the gas mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Yang Yang, Lucy Chen, Jie Zhou, Kartik Ramaswamy, Kenneth S. Collins, Srinivas D. Nemani, Chentsau Ying, Jingjing Liu, Steven Lane, Gonzalo Monroy, James D. Carducci