Patents by Inventor Thomas Wagner

Thomas Wagner 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: 10730077
    Abstract: A drop perception system is disclosed that includes an open housing structure having an internal volume, an open top and an open bottom, and a plurality of perception units positioned to capture perception data within the internal volume at a plurality of locations between the open top and the open bottom of the open housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Berkshire Grey, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, Christopher Geyer, Thomas Koletschka, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Patent number: 10730078
    Abstract: An automated shuttle sorter is disclosed that includes a carriage that is movable from a load position at which the carriage may be loaded, and at least two destination locations into which any contents of the carriage may be provided from the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Berkshire Grey, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, Christopher Geyer, Thomas Koletschka, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Patent number: 10723019
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, the invention provides an end effector for use with a programmable motion device. The end effector includes a pair of mutually opposing surfaces, at least one of the pair of mutually opposing surfaces being movable with respect to an end effector support structure for supporting the at least one of the pair of mutually opposing surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Berkshire Grey, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, John Richard Amend, Jr., Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, William Hartman Fort, Christopher Geyer, Jennifer Eileen King, Thomas Koletschka, Michael Cap Koval, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, William Chu-Hyon McMahan, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Patent number: 10727197
    Abstract: An embedded-bridge substrate connector apparatus includes a patterned reference layer to which a first module and a subsequent module are aligned and the two modules are mated at the patterned reference layer. At least one module includes a silicon bridge connector that bridges to two devices, through the patterned reference layer, to the mated module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Bernd Waidhas, Georg Seidemann, Andreas Wolter, Thomas Wagner, Stephan Stoeckl, Laurent Millou
  • Patent number: 10720393
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a semiconductor die. The electronic device may include a first routing layer. The first routing layer may be coupled to the semiconductor die. A first plurality of routing traces may be in electrical communication with the semiconductor die. The first plurality of routing traces may be positioned within a first routing footprint. The first routing footprint may have a width greater than a width of the semiconductor die. A second routing layer may be coupled to the first routing layer. A second plurality of routing traces may be in electrical communication with the first plurality of routing traces. The second plurality of routing traces may be positioned within a second routing footprint. The second routing footprint may have a width greater than the width of the first routing footprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Lizabeth Keser, Thomas Ort, Thomas Wagner, Bernd Waidhas
  • Patent number: 10718472
    Abstract: A light fixture includes a light-permeable tube with an end cap pushed onto a free end of the tube, a light module arranged inside the tube and a driver device at least partially received in the tube for driving the light module, wherein the tube has a substantially constant external diameter over its entire longitudinal extent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: LEDVANCE GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Bittmann, Klaus Eckert, Bernd Pilhoefer, Florian Wagner
  • Publication number: 20200223073
    Abstract: An end effector is disclosed for an articulated arm. The end effector includes a valve assembly including a plurality of supply channels, each supply channel including a supply conduit, a pressure sensor in fluid communication with the supply conduit, and a supply conduit plug. The supply conduit is in fluid communication with a vacuum source. During use, each supply conduit is either at vacuum such that the pressure within the supply conduit is substantially at a vacuum pressure, or is at a pressure that is substantially higher than vacuum pressure because the supply conduit plug has moved to block a portion of the supply conduit. The pressure sensor of each supply conduit provides a pressure sensor signal responsive to whether the pressure in the conduit is either substantially at vacuum or is at a pressure that is substantially higher than vacuum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, Christopher Geyer, Thomas Koletschka, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Publication number: 20200223072
    Abstract: An articulated arm system is disclosed that includes an articulated arm including an end effector, and a robotic arm control systems including at least one sensor for sensing at least one of the position, movement or acceleration of the articulated arm, and a main controller for providing computational control of the articulated arm, and an on-board controller for providing, responsive to the at least one sensor, a motion signal that directly controls at least a portion of the articulated arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, Matthew T. Mason, Christopher Geyer, Thomas Koletschka, Prasanna Velagapudi, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Kyle Maroney, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Gene Temple Price, Thomas Allen
  • Publication number: 20200223058
    Abstract: A processing system for processing objects using a programmable motion device is disclosed. The processing system includes a plurality of supply bins providing supply of a plurality of objects, with the plurality of supply bins being provided with a bin conveyance system, a programmable motion device in communication with the bin conveyance system, where the programmable motion device includes an end effector for grasping and moving a selected object out of a selected supply bin, and a movable carriage for receiving the selected object from the end effector of the programmable motion device, and for carrying the selected object to one of a plurality of destination containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, John Richard Amend, JR., Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, William Hartman Fort, Christopher Geyer, Victoria Hinchey, Jennifer Eileen King, Thomas Koletschka, Michael Cap Koval, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, William Chu-Hyon McMahan, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Publication number: 20200227388
    Abstract: A semiconductor package includes a first semiconductor die, a semiconductor device comprising a second semiconductor die, and one or more wire bond structures. The wire bond structure includes a bond interface portion. The wire bond structure is arranged next to the first semiconductor die. The first semiconductor die and the bond interface portion of the wire bond structure are arranged at the same side of the semiconductor device. An interface contact structure of the semiconductor device is electrically connected to the wire bond structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Bernd Waidhas, Georg Seidemann, Thomas Wagner, Andreas Wolter, Andreas Augustin, Sonja Koller, Thomas Ort, Reinhard Mahnkopf
  • Publication number: 20200223075
    Abstract: A robotic system is disclosed that includes an articulated arm with an end effector. The robotic system is for use in a robotic environment requiring interaction with persons in the robotic environment, and includes a plurality of lights that are illuminated responsive to known near-future movements of the articulated arm to convey the known near-future movements of the articulated arm to the persons in the robot environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, Christopher Geyer, Thomas Koletschka, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Publication number: 20200218246
    Abstract: A storage, retrieval and processing system is disclosed for processing objects. The system includes a plurality of bins including objects to be distributed by the processing system, said plurality of bins being provided in at least a partially generally circular arrangement, a programmable motion device that includes an end effector for grasping and moving any of the objects, said programmable motion device being capable of reaching any of the objects within the plurality of bins, and a plurality of destination containers for receiving any of the objects from the plurality of bins, said plurality of destination containers being provided in a region that is generally within the at least partially generally circular arrangement of the plurality of bins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, John Richard Amend, JR., Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, William Hartman Fort, Christopher Geyer, Jennifer Eileen King, Thomas Koletschka, Michael Cap Koval, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, William Chu-Hyon McMahan, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Publication number: 20200215684
    Abstract: A programmable motion system is disclosed that includes a dynamic end effector system. The dynamic end effector system includes an end effector that is coupled via a dynamic coupling to the programmable motion system, wherein the dynamic coupling provides that at least a portion of the end effector may spin with respect to an other portion of the end effector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, Christopher Geyer, Thomas Koletschka, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Publication number: 20200218865
    Abstract: A robotic system is disclosed that include an articulated arm and a first perception system for inspecting an object, as well as a plurality of additional perception systems, each of which is arranged to be directed toward a common area in which an object may be positioned by the robotic arm such that a plurality of views within the common area may be obtained by the plurality of additional perception systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, Christopher Geyer, Thomas Koletschka, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Publication number: 20200215577
    Abstract: A method of processing objects is disclosed using a programmable motion device. The method includes the steps of acquiring an object from a plurality of mixed objects at an input area, perceiving identifying indicia in connection with the object, assigning an intermediate station to a destination location for the object responsive to the identifying indicia in connection with the object, and moving the acquired object toward the intermediate station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, Christopher Geyer, Thomas Koletschka, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Patent number: 10704575
    Abstract: The speed of a motor vehicle causes the production of an air flow which can produce disturbing noises at edges of motor vehicle components. To provide a motor vehicle in which disturbing noises due to the air flow when travelling are avoided, at least one spoiler element is provided, or in that a plurality of spoiler elements are provided. The respectively present number of spoiler elements is formed upstream and/or downstream of at least one existing edge of the particular component acted upon by the air flow. The number of spoiler elements is arranged and/or shaped in such a manner that the air flow striking against the respective spoiler elements is dispersed non-uniformly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Thomas Wagner
  • Publication number: 20200206908
    Abstract: A processing system for processing objects using a programmable motion device is disclosed. The processing system includes a perception unit for perceiving identifying indicia representative of an identity of a plurality of objects received from an input conveyance system, and an acquisition system for acquiring an object from the plurality of objects at an input area using an end effector of the programmable motion device. The programmable motion device is adapted for assisting in the delivery of the object to an identified processing location. The identified processing location is associated with the identifying indicia and the identified processing location is provided as one of a plurality of processing locations. The system also includes a delivery system for receiving the object in a carrier and for delivering the object toward the identified processing location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, John Richard Amend, JR., Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, William Hartman Fort, Christopher Geyer, Jennifer Eileen King, Thomas Koletschka, Michael Cap Koval, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, William Chu-Hyon McMahan, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Publication number: 20200206952
    Abstract: An end effector system is disclosed for a robotic system that includes a primary acquisition system that includes a primary end effector, and a secondary retention system that substantially surrounds at least a portion of the primary acquisition system, wherein at least a portion of the primary acquisition system may be drawn up within at least a portion of the secondary retention system such that the primary end effector system may be used to select an object from a plurality of objects, and the secondary retention system may be used to secure the object for rapid transport to an output destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, Christopher Geyer, Thomas Koletschka, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Patent number: 10699980
    Abstract: A semiconductor device and method of including peripheral devices into a package is disclosed. In one example, a peripheral device includes a passive device such as a capacitor or an inductor. Examples are shown that include a peripheral device that is substantially the same thickness as a die or a die assembly. Examples are further shown that use this configuration in a fan out process to form semiconductor devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Lizabeth Keser, Bernd Waidhas, Thomas Ort, Thomas Wagner
  • Publication number: 20200198124
    Abstract: A storage, retrieval and processing system for processing objects is disclosed. The storage, retrieval and processing system includes a plurality of storage bins, a plurality of destination bins, and a processing programmable motion device. The plurality of storage bins provides storage of a plurality of objects, where the plurality of storage bins are in communication with a gantry retrieval conveyance system for moving selected bins to a bin processing location. The plurality of destination bins are in communication with the gantry retrieval conveyance system for moving a selected destination bin to the processing location. The processing programmable motion device is at the processing location and is in communication with the gantry retrieval conveyance system. The processing programmable motion device includes an end effector for grasping and moving a selected object out of a selected storage bin and depositing the selected object in the selected destination bin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, John Richard Amend, JR., Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, William Hartman Fort, Christopher Geyer, Jennifer Eileen King, Thomas Koletschka, Michael Cap Koval, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, William Chu-Hyon McMahan, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen