Patents by Inventor Suman Cherian

Suman Cherian 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: 20190261899
    Abstract: A universal electrochemical micro-sensor can be used either as a biosensor or an environmental sensor. Because of its small size and flexibility, the micro-sensor is suitable for continuous use to monitor fluids within a live subject, or as an environmental monitor. The micro-sensor can be formed on a reusable glass carrier substrate. A flexible polymer backing, together with a set of electrodes, forms a reservoir that contains an electrolytic fluid chemical reagent. During fabrication, the glass carrier substrate protects the fluid chemical reagent from degradation. A conductive micromesh further contains the reagent while allowing partial exposure to the ambient biological or atmospheric environment. The micromesh density can be altered to accommodate fluid reagents having different viscosities. Flexibility is achieved by attaching a thick polymer tape and peeling away the micro-sensor from the glass carrier substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Olivier LE NEEL, Suman CHERIAN, Calvin LEUNG
  • Publication number: 20190257780
    Abstract: A semiconductor-based multi-sensor module integrates miniature temperature, pressure, and humidity sensors onto a single substrate. Pressure and humidity sensors can be implemented as capacitive thin film sensors, while the temperature sensor is implemented as a precision miniature Wheatstone bridge. Such multi-sensor modules can be used as building blocks in application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs). Furthermore, the multi-sensor module can be built on top of existing circuitry that can be used to process signals from the sensors. An integrated multi-sensor module that uses differential sensors can measure a variety of localized ambient environmental conditions substantially simultaneously, and with a high level of precision. The multi-sensor module also features an integrated heater that can be used to calibrate or to adjust the sensors, either automatically or as needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Olivier LE NEEL, Ravi Shankar, Suman Cherian, Calvin Leung, Tien-Choy Loh, Shian-Yeu Kam
  • Patent number: 10317357
    Abstract: A semiconductor-based multi-sensor module integrates miniature temperature, pressure, and humidity sensors onto a single substrate. Pressure and humidity sensors can be implemented as capacitive thin film sensors, while the temperature sensor is implemented as a precision miniature Wheatstone bridge. Such multi-sensor modules can be used as building blocks in application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs). Furthermore, the multi-sensor module can be built on top of existing circuitry that can be used to process signals from the sensors. An integrated multi-sensor module that uses differential sensors can measure a variety of localized ambient environmental conditions substantially simultaneously, and with a high level of precision. The multi-sensor module also features an integrated heater that can be used to calibrate or to adjust the sensors, either automatically or as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics Pte Ltd.
    Inventors: Olivier Le Neel, Ravi Shankar, Suman Cherian, Calvin Leung, Tien-Choy Loh, Shian-Yeu Kam
  • Patent number: 10299711
    Abstract: A universal electrochemical micro-sensor can be used either as a biosensor or an environmental sensor. Because of its small size and flexibility, the micro-sensor is suitable for continuous use to monitor fluids within a live subject, or as an environmental monitor. The micro-sensor can be formed on a reusable glass carrier substrate. A flexible polymer backing, together with a set of electrodes, forms a reservoir that contains an electrolytic fluid chemical reagent. During fabrication, the glass carrier substrate protects the fluid chemical reagent from degradation. A conductive micromesh further contains the reagent while allowing partial exposure to the ambient biological or atmospheric environment. The micromesh density can be altered to accommodate fluid reagents having different viscosities. Flexibility is achieved by attaching a thick polymer tape and peeling away the micro-sensor from the glass carrier substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Olivier Le Neel, Suman Cherian, Calvin Leung
  • Publication number: 20190025236
    Abstract: A semiconductor-based multi-sensor module integrates miniature temperature, pressure, and humidity sensors onto a single substrate. Pressure and humidity sensors can be implemented as capacitive thin film sensors, while the temperature sensor is implemented as a precision miniature Wheatstone bridge. Such multi-sensor modules can be used as building blocks in application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs). Furthermore, the multi-sensor module can be built on top of existing circuitry that can be used to process signals from the sensors. An integrated multi-sensor module that uses differential sensors can measure a variety of localized ambient environmental conditions substantially simultaneously, and with a high level of precision. The multi-sensor module also features an integrated heater that can be used to calibrate or to adjust the sensors, either automatically or as needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Olivier Le Neel, Ravi Shankar, Suman Cherian, Calvin Leung, Tien-Choy Loh, Shian-Yeu Kam
  • Patent number: 10094797
    Abstract: A semiconductor-based multi-sensor module integrates miniature temperature, pressure, and humidity sensors onto a single substrate. Pressure and humidity sensors can be implemented as capacitive thin film sensors, while the temperature sensor is implemented as a precision miniature Wheatstone bridge. Such multi-sensor modules can be used as building blocks in application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs). Furthermore, the multi-sensor module can be built on top of existing circuitry that can be used to process signals from the sensors. An integrated multi-sensor module that uses differential sensors can measure a variety of localized ambient environmental conditions substantially simultaneously, and with a high level of precision. The multi-sensor module also features an integrated heater that can be used to calibrate or to adjust the sensors, either automatically or as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS PTE LTD.
    Inventors: Olivier Le Neel, Ravi Shankar, Suman Cherian, Calvin Leung, Tien-Choy Loh, Shian-Yeu Kam
  • Publication number: 20180140234
    Abstract: A universal electrochemical micro-sensor can be used either as a biosensor or an environmental sensor. Because of its small size and flexibility, the micro-sensor is suitable for continuous use to monitor fluids within a live subject, or as an environmental monitor. The micro-sensor can be formed on a reusable glass carrier substrate. A flexible polymer backing, together with a set of electrodes, forms a reservoir that contains an electrolytic fluid chemical reagent. During fabrication, the glass carrier substrate protects the fluid chemical reagent from degradation. A conductive micromesh further contains the reagent while allowing partial exposure to the ambient biological or atmospheric environment. The micromesh density can be altered to accommodate fluid reagents having different viscosities. Flexibility is achieved by attaching a thick polymer tape and peeling away the micro-sensor from the glass carrier substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Olivier LE NEEL, Suman CHERIAN, Calvin LEUNG
  • Patent number: 9918667
    Abstract: A universal electrochemical micro-sensor can be used either as a biosensor or an environmental sensor. Because of its small size and flexibility, the micro-sensor is suitable for continuous use to monitor fluids within a live subject, or as an environmental monitor. The micro-sensor can be formed on a reusable glass carrier substrate. A flexible polymer backing, together with a set of electrodes, forms a reservoir that contains an electrolytic fluid chemical reagent. During fabrication, the glass carrier substrate protects the fluid chemical reagent from degradation. A conductive micromesh further contains the reagent while allowing partial exposure to the ambient biological or atmospheric environment. The micromesh density can be altered to accommodate fluid reagents having different viscosities. Flexibility is achieved by attaching a thick polymer tape and peeling away the micro-sensor from the glass carrier substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Olivier Le Neel, Suman Cherian, Calvin Leung
  • Publication number: 20180067074
    Abstract: A compact microelectronic gas sensor module includes electrical contacts formed in such a way that they do not consume real estate on an integrated circuit chip. Using such a design, the package can be miniaturized further. The gas sensor is packaged together with a custom-designed Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) that provides circuitry for processing sensor signals to identify gas species within a sample under test. In one example, the output signal strength of the sensor is enhanced by providing an additional metal surface area in the form of pillars exposed to an electrolytic gas sensing compound, while reducing the overall package size. In some examples, bottom side contacts are formed on the underside of the substrate on which the gas sensor is formed. Sensor electrodes may be electrically coupled to the ASIC directly, or indirectly by vias.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Jerome Teysseyre, Yonggang Jin, Suman Cherian
  • Patent number: 9851328
    Abstract: A compact microelectronic gas sensor module includes electrical contacts formed in such a way that they do not consume real estate on an integrated circuit chip. Using such a design, the package can be miniaturized further. The gas sensor is packaged together with a custom-designed Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) that provides circuitry for processing sensor signals to identify gas species within a sample under test. In one example, the output signal strength of the sensor is enhanced by providing an additional metal surface area in the form of pillars exposed to an electrolytic gas sensing compound, while reducing the overall package size. In some examples, bottom side contacts are formed on the underside of the substrate on which the gas sensor is formed. Sensor electrodes may be electrically coupled to the ASIC directly, or indirectly by vias.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS PTE LTD
    Inventors: Jerome Teysseyre, Yonggang Jin, Suman Cherian
  • Publication number: 20170261458
    Abstract: A semiconductor-based multi-sensor module integrates miniature temperature, pressure, and humidity sensors onto a single substrate. Pressure and humidity sensors can be implemented as capacitive thin film sensors, while the temperature sensor is implemented as a precision miniature Wheatstone bridge. Such multi-sensor modules can be used as building blocks in application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs). Furthermore, the multi-sensor module can be built on top of existing circuitry that can be used to process signals from the sensors. An integrated multi-sensor module that uses differential sensors can measure a variety of localized ambient environmental conditions substantially simultaneously, and with a high level of precision. The multi-sensor module also features an integrated heater that can be used to calibrate or to adjust the sensors, either automatically or as needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Olivier Le Neel, Ravi Shankar, Suman Cherian, Calvin Leung, Tien-Choy Loh, Shian-Yeu Kam
  • Patent number: 9689824
    Abstract: A semiconductor-based multi-sensor module integrates miniature temperature, pressure, and humidity sensors onto a single substrate. Pressure and humidity sensors can be implemented as capacitive thin film sensors, while the temperature sensor is implemented as a precision miniature Wheatstone bridge. Such multi-sensor modules can be used as building blocks in application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs). Furthermore, the multi-sensor module can be built on top of existing circuitry that can be used to process signals from the sensors. An integrated multi-sensor module that uses differential sensors can measure a variety of localized ambient environmental conditions substantially simultaneously, and with a high level of precision. The multi-sensor module also features an integrated heater that can be used to calibrate or to adjust the sensors, either automatically or as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS PTE LTD.
    Inventors: Olivier Le Neel, Ravi Shankar, Suman Cherian, Calvin Leung, Tien-Choy Loh, Shian-Yeu Kam
  • Patent number: 9618653
    Abstract: Sensors for air flow, temperature, pressure, and humidity are integrated onto a single semiconductor die within a miniaturized Venturi chamber to provide a microelectronic semiconductor-based environmental multi-sensor module that includes an air flow meter. One or more such multi-sensor modules can be used as building blocks in dedicated application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) for use in environmental control appliances that rely on measurements of air flow. Furthermore, the sensor module can be built on top of existing circuitry that can be used to process signals from the sensors. By integrating the Venturi chamber with accompanying environmental sensors, correction factors can be obtained and applied to compensate for temporal humidity fluctuations and spatial temperature variation using the Venturi apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics Pte Ltd.
    Inventors: Olivier Le Neel, Ravi Shankar, Suman Cherian
  • Patent number: 9448198
    Abstract: Microsensors that include an integrated thermal energy source and an integrated temperature sensor are capable of providing localized heating and temperature control of individual sensing regions within the microsensor. Localized temperature control allows analyte detection to be carried out at the same temperatures or substantially the same temperatures at which the sensor is calibrated. By carrying out the sensing near the calibration temperature, more accurate results can be obtained. In addition, the temperature of the sensing region can be controlled so that chemical reactions involving the analyte in the sensing region occur near their peak reaction rate. Carrying out the sensing near the peak reaction rate improves the sensitivity of the sensor which is important as sensor dimensions decrease and the magnitude of the generated signals decreases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS PTE LTD.
    Inventors: Olivier Le Neel, Suman Cherian, Ravi Shankar
  • Patent number: 9435763
    Abstract: A bio-fluid test strip includes a fluid receiving area and a contact pad area for interfacing with a fluid sensing device. The test strip includes a fluid sensing electrodes and a first temperature sensing resistor in the fluid receiving area. The test strip further includes a second temperature sensing resistor in the contact pad area. The first and second temperature sensing resistors together provide an indication of the temperature difference between the fluid sensing area and ambience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS PTE LTD.
    Inventors: Olivier Le Neel, Suman Cherian
  • Patent number: 9437798
    Abstract: A bio-fluid sensor is formed by depositing polyimide on a glass substrate. Gold and platinum are deposited on the polyimide and patterned to form fluid sensing electrodes, signal traces, and a temperature sensor. The fluid sensor is then fixed to a flexible tape and peeled off of the glass substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS PTE LTD.
    Inventors: Olivier Le Neel, Suman Cherian, Calvin Leung, Ravi Shankar, Tien Choy Loh, Shian Yeu Kam
  • Publication number: 20160047774
    Abstract: A compact microelectronic gas sensor module includes electrical contacts formed in such a way that they do not consume real estate on an integrated circuit chip. Using such a design, the package can be miniaturized further. The gas sensor is packaged together with a custom-designed Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) that provides circuitry for processing sensor signals to identify gas species within a sample under test. In one example, the output signal strength of the sensor is enhanced by providing an additional metal surface area in the form of pillars exposed to an electrolytic gas sensing compound, while reducing the overall package size. In some examples, bottom side contacts are formed on the underside of the substrate on which the gas sensor is formed. Sensor electrodes may be electrically coupled to the ASIC directly, or indirectly by vias.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Jerome Teysseyre, Yonggang Jin, Suman Cherian
  • Publication number: 20160041114
    Abstract: A semiconductor-based multi-sensor module integrates miniature temperature, pressure, and humidity sensors onto a single substrate. Pressure and humidity sensors can be implemented as capacitive thin film sensors, while the temperature sensor is implemented as a precision miniature Wheatstone bridge. Such multi-sensor modules can be used as building blocks in application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs). Furthermore, the multi-sensor module can be built on top of existing circuitry that can be used to process signals from the sensors. An integrated multi-sensor module that uses differential sensors can measure a variety of localized ambient environmental conditions substantially simultaneously, and with a high level of precision. The multi-sensor module also features an integrated heater that can be used to calibrate or to adjust the sensors, either automatically or as needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Olivier Le Neel, Ravi Shankar, Suman Cherian, Calvin Leung, Tien-Choy Loh, Shian-Yeu Kam
  • Patent number: 9176089
    Abstract: A semiconductor-based multi-sensor module integrates miniature temperature, pressure, and humidity sensors onto a single substrate. Pressure and humidity sensors can be implemented as capacitive thin film sensors, while the temperature sensor is implemented as a precision miniature Wheatstone bridge. Such multi-sensor modules can be used as building blocks in application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs). Furthermore, the multi-sensor module can be built on top of existing circuitry that can be used to process signals from the sensors. An integrated multi-sensor module that uses differential sensors can measure a variety of localized ambient environmental conditions substantially simultaneously, and with a high level of precision. The multi-sensor module also features an integrated heater that can be used to calibrate or to adjust the sensors, either automatically or as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics Pte Ltd.
    Inventors: Olivier Le Neel, Ravi Shankar, Suman Cherian, Calvin Leung, Tien-Choy Loh, Shian-Yeu Kam
  • Patent number: 9140683
    Abstract: A semiconductor die includes a chemical sensor, a digital to analog converter, and microcontroller formed therein. The chemical sensor detects the presence of a chemical and outputs an analog signal to the digital to analog converter. The analog to digital converter converts the analog signal to a digital signal. The analog to digital converter outputs the digital signal to the microcontroller. Microcontroller calculates a value of the concentration of the selected chemical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics Pte Ltd.
    Inventors: Suman Cherian, Olivier Le Neel