Patents by Inventor Thomas A. Young

Thomas A. Young 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: 20190049151
    Abstract: A universal end clamp and method for clamping a solar module to a rail are configured for applying a torque to a clamp body and generating a compressive clamping force between the body and a lower flange of a solar panel module frame so that the lower flange of the module frame is clamped to the rail. The clamp is disposed underneath the solar module, where it cannot be seen. The components of the assembly that can move include threaded bolts, front and rear T-slides, drive blocks, cams, coil springs, leaf springs, and offset drive brackets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Stacy HARRIS, David S. ALVAREZ, Thomas YOUNG, Todd GANSHAW
  • Patent number: 10145375
    Abstract: Disclosed is a discharge muffler for a compressor constructed as an inner duct extending inside an outer duct, the inner duct being open at each end and the outer duct being open only at the muffler inlet. The inner duct has a plurality of holes communicating with the outer duct. At least two of the holes are at different distances from the muffler outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: J&E HALL LIMITED
    Inventor: Terence William Thomas Young
  • Publication number: 20180258480
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods to identify nucleotides of a DNA strand. The method includes exposing the DNA strand to a first dye or peptide, attaching the first dye or peptide to a first type of nucleotide (A,T,C,G) of the DNA strand, the first dye or peptide changing a conductance of the first type of nucleotide to which the first dye or peptide is attached, and measuring a tunneling current signal for all nucleotides of the DNA strand, the changed conductance of the first type of nucleotide providing amplified tunneling current discrimination of the nucleotides of the DNA strand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Young CHANG, Philip L. STEINER, Kim Yang LEE, David S. KUO
  • Publication number: 20180245149
    Abstract: A nanochannel DNA sequencing device and related methods of fabrication and of DNA sequencing are provided. In one example, a device may include a nanochannel having a width of no greater than about 2 nm and a height no greater than 1.5 times the width. The device may further include a pair of electrodes having a width of no greater than about 10 nm, the electrodes being exposed within the nanochannel to measure electronical characteristics of a DNA strand passing through the nanochannel. In one example, the nanochannel may be formed using lithography techniques, such as sidewall lithography.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: ShuaiGang XIAO, David S. KUO, Kim Yang LEE, Xiaomin YANG, Koichi WAGO, Thomas Young CHANG
  • Publication number: 20180246057
    Abstract: A DNA sequencing device, and related method, which include an electrode and a plurality of spaced apart alignment structures. The electrode defines an electrode gap, the electrode being operable to detect a change in tunneling current as a DNA strand passes through the electrode gap. The plurality of spaced apart alignment structures are arranged to position nucleotides of the DNA strand in a predetermined orientation as the DNA strand passes through the electrode gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Young CHANG, David S. KUO, Kim Yang LEE, Koichi WAGO
  • Publication number: 20180223354
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods to a DNA sequencing device and related methods that includes a substrate, a nanochannel formed in the substrate, a first electrode, a second electrode arranged opposite the first electrode, a distance between the first and second electrodes defining an electrode gap that is exposed within the nanochannel, and at least one actuator operable to move at least one of the first and second electrodes to adjust a size of the electrode gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Young CHANG, Kim Yang LEE, David S. KUO, Erik J. HUTCHINSON
  • Publication number: 20180216179
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods relating to DNA sequencing are provided. In one embodiment, a DNA sequencing device includes a nanochannel having a width that is approximately 0.3 nm to approximately 20 nm. A pair of electrodes having portions exposed to the nanochannel may form a tunneling current electrode (TCE) with an electrode gap of approximately 0.1 nm to approximately 2 nm, and more particularly about 0.3 nm to about 1 nm. In one embodiment, at least one of the pair of electrodes is formed as a suspended electrode. An actuator may be associated with the suspended electrode to displace it relative to the other electrode. In various embodiments, the nanochannel and/or the electrodes may be formed using thermal reflow processes to reduce the size of such features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Xiaomin YANG, ShuaiGang XIAO, David S. KUO, Koichi WAGO, Thomas Young CHANG
  • Publication number: 20180216178
    Abstract: A DNA sequencing device and related methods, wherein the device includes a substrate, a nanochannel formed in the substrate, a first electrode positioned on a first side of the nanochannel, and a second electrode. The second electrode is positioned on a second side of the nanochannel opposite the first electrode, and is spaced apart from the first electrode to form an electrode gap that is exposed in the nanochannel. At least a portion of first electrode is movable relative to the second electrode to decrease a size of the electrode gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Kim Yang LEE, Thomas Young CHANG, David S. KUO, ShuaiGang XIAO, Xiaomin YANG, Koichi WAGO
  • Publication number: 20180217083
    Abstract: A DNA sequencing device, and related methods, include a nanopore or nanochannel structure, and a nanoelectrode. The nanoelectrode includes electrode members having free ends exposed within the nanopore or nanochannel structure, an electrode gap defined between of the free ends, and plated portions formed on the free ends to provide a reduced sized for the electrode gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: David S. KUO, Xiaomin YANG, ShuaiGang XIAO, Kim Yang LEE, Koichi WAGO, Thomas Young CHANG
  • Publication number: 20180216180
    Abstract: A DNA sequencing device, and related methods, include a nanochannel sized to receive a DNA strand, a first electrode member exposed within the nanochannel, and a second electrode member exposed within the nanochannel and spaced apart from the first electrode to form an electrode gap. The second electrode member has a wedge shaped profile, and the first and second electrode members are operable to detect a change in electronic signal as the DNA strand passes through the electrode gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Kim Yang LEE, David S. KUO, Thomas Young CHANG, Xiaomin YANG, ShuaiGang XIAO, Koichi WAGO
  • Publication number: 20180217084
    Abstract: A DNA sequencing device includes a first layer having a nanochannel formed therein, and a pair of electrodes arranged vertically relative to each other and spaced apart to define an electrode gap. The electrode gap is exposed in the nanochannel, and the electrode gap is in the range of about 0.3 nm to about 2 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: David S. KUO, ShuaiGang XIAO, Kim Yang LEE, Xiaomin YANG, Koichi WAGO, Thomas Young CHANG
  • Publication number: 20180216169
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods to sequence DNA. A DNA sequencing device includes a passage, a first electrode, and a second electrode. The passage has a width and a length. The first and second electrodes are exposed within the passage and spaced apart from each other to form an electrode gap. The electrode gap is no greater than about 2 nm. The DNA sequencing device is operable to measure with the first and second electrodes a change in electronic signal in response to nucleotides of a DNA strand passing through the electrode gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Koichi WAGO, ShuaiGang XIAO, Xiaomin YANG, Kim Yang LEE, David S. KUO, Thomas Young CHANG
  • Patent number: 10012395
    Abstract: A heating apparatus includes two heating circuits (3, 4), one for room heating (3) and one for domestic water heating (4). A primary heat exchanger (1) is provided as well as at least one secondary heat exchanger (7), for the room heating as well as a secondary heat exchanger (9) for domestic water heating. A circulation pump (6) is provided as well as a switch-over valve (5) which hydraulically integrates the primary heat exchanger (1) into the first or into the second heating circuit (3, 4). The heating circuit (4) for the domestic water heating, on operation of the heating circuit (3) for room heating, is used as a bypass conduit for the primary heat exchanger (1), wherein the switch-over valve (5) forms the bypass valve or is used as a bypass valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: GRUNDFOS HOLDING A/S
    Inventor: Thomas Young Olesen
  • Publication number: 20180056331
    Abstract: A pan for use in a shaker can have a first end and a second end with a length there between. The pan can have a bottom with a width, narrowing side portions, an upper opening, and upper sides separated by an upper transverse width. The upper transverse width can be wider than the width of the bottom and the narrowing side portions can connecting the upper sides to the bottom. The bottom can have a downward slant along the length between the first end and the second end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Grant Young, Thomas Young
  • Publication number: 20170051745
    Abstract: A discharge muffler for a compressor is constructed as an inner duct extending inside an outer duct, the inner duct being open at each end and the outer duct being open only at the muffler inlet. The inner duct has a plurality of holes communicating with the outer duct, at least two of the holes being at different distances from the muffler outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: J&E HALL LIMITED
    Inventor: Terence William Thomas Young
  • Publication number: 20170025204
    Abstract: A USB cable for transmitting data at superspeed at a frequency of at least 10 GHz is provided, comprising a jacket, and positioned within said jacket at least a power cable and a plurality of shielded insulated conductors for transmitting said data at speeds up to 10 Gbps per channel, the insulation of said insulated conductors exhibiting a dissipation factor of no greater than 0.00035 at 10 GHz, and comprising melt-fabricable perfluoropolymer, such as tetrafluoroethylene/hexafluoropropylene copolymer or tetrafluoroethylene/perfluoro(alkyl vinyl ether) copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: GREGORY ALLEN CHAPMAN, SUNDAR KILNAGAR VENKATARAMAN, XIANJIANG XIAO, ROBERT THOMAS YOUNG, LEIMING ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20160313038
    Abstract: A ducted separator in a compressor-based cooling assembly is connected to an oil/gas outlet of the compressor. The ducted separator is a pipe with at least one bend in it which collects oil in a manner which can achieve 98% oil carry over efficiency. The ducted separator may optionally be connected to a second phase separator such as a centrifugal cylinder. In that case, the height of the centrifugal cylinder can be significantly reduced compared with conventional arrangements. Alternatively, a simpler impingement surface such as one or more baffles may be used as the second phase separator or just a collection chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Terence William Thomas Young, John Michael Roll
  • Publication number: 20160302404
    Abstract: A wearable flexible strip of material including a useable section of material that is a flat strip of material that is torn from a rolled up section, the useable section of material including: a first side, the first side including a first fastening material, wherein the first side faces away from the user, a second side, the second side including a second fastening material that opposingly corresponds to the first fastening material or another material, wherein the second side fasces toward the user, is provided. Furthermore, an associated method is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas Young, Susan Haire
  • Patent number: 9245566
    Abstract: A perpendicular magnetic media includes a substrate, a patterned template, a seed layer and a magnetic layer. The patterned template is formed on the substrate and includes a plurality of growth sites that are evenly spaced apart from each other. The seed layer is formed over the patterned template and the exposed areas of the substrate. Magnetic material is sputter deposited onto the seed layer with one grain of the magnetic material nucleated over each of the growth sites. The grain size distribution of the magnetic material is reduced by controlling the locations of the growth sites which optimizes the performance of the perpendicular magnetic media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Shuaigang Xiao, Thomas Young Chang, Yingguo Peng, David S. Kuo, Kaizhong Gao, Thomas P. Nolan, Ganping Ju
  • Publication number: 20150175757
    Abstract: The present invention provides oriented film comprising the composition 55 to 95 wt % tetrafluoroethylene/hexafluoropropylene/-perfluoro(alkyl vinyl ether) copolymer and 45 to 5 wt % tetrafluoroethylene/perfluoro(alkyl vinyl ether) copolymer to total 100 wt % based on the combined weight of said copolymers, wherein the alkyl in each copolymer comprises 1 to 4 carbon atoms and wherein the presence of the tetrafluoroethylene/perfluoro(alkyl vinyl ether) copolymer in the composition and the presence of perfluoro(alkyl vinyl ether) in both copolymers improves the thermoformability of the film as compared to oriented film of the same film thickness comprising the tetrafluoroethylene/hexafluoropropylene/perfluoro-(alkyl vinyl ether) copolymer by itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: RALPH MUNSON ATEN, HEIDI ELIZABETH BURCH, SUNDAR KILNAGAR VENKATARAMAN, ROBERT THOMAS YOUNG