Patents by Inventor Timothy Goodwin

Timothy Goodwin 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: 20220081900
    Abstract: An outdoor building includes a plurality of vertical posts and a roof structure. The roof structure includes a substructure, a pair of side panels, and a pair of end panels. The substructure is coupled with the vertical posts via post brackets. The pair of side panels and the pair of end panels are coupled with the substructure. A method is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: Stuart L. Meether, Daniel R. Whyman, Timothy A. Goodwin, Craig M. Banke, David E. Monohon, Patrick R. Hardy
  • Patent number: 9709386
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and apparatus for measuring a characteristics of a through-silicon via (TSV) structure. A beam profile reflectivity (BPR) tool is used to move to a first xy position having a TSV structure. The BPR tool is then used to obtain an optimum focus of at the first xy position by adjusting the z position to a first optimum z position for obtaining measurements at the first xy position. Via the BPR tool, reflectivity measurements for a plurality of angles of incidence are obtained at the first xy position. One or more film thicknesses for the TSV structure are determined based on the reflectivity measurements. A z position can also be recorded and used to determine a height of such TSV structure, as well as one or more adjacent xy positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: KLA-Tencor Corporation
    Inventors: Lena Nicolaides, Timothy Goodwin, Raul V. Tan, Shifang Li
  • Patent number: 9640449
    Abstract: Photoreflectance spectroscopy is used to measure strain at or near the edge of a wafer in a production process. The strain measurement is used to anticipate defects and make prospective corrections in later stages of the production process. Strain measurements are used to associate various production steps with defects to enhance later production processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: KLA-Tencor Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy Goodwin, Lena Nicolaides, Mohan Mahadevan, Paul Horn, Shifang Li
  • Patent number: 9235048
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods for reducing fouling of a surface of an optically transparent element with a light source. According to one aspect, the invention is a system including an LED for emitting UV-C radiation, a mount for directing emitted UV-C radiation toward the optically transparent element, and control circuitry for driving the LED. The system may be used to remove a desired amount of biofilm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION
    Inventors: Norman Erwin Farr, Clifford Thomas Pontbriand, Timothy Goodwin Peters
  • Publication number: 20150371910
    Abstract: Photoreflectance spectroscopy is used to measure strain at or near the edge of a wafer in a production process. The strain measurement is used to anticipate defects and make prospective corrections in later stages of the production process. Strain measurements are used to associate various production steps with defects to enhance later production processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Timothy Goodwin, Lena Nicolaides, Mohan Mahadevan, Paul Horn, Shifang Li
  • Publication number: 20140078584
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods for reducing fouling of a surface of an optically transparent element with a light source. According to one aspect, the invention is a system including an LED for emitting UV-C radiation, a mount for directing emitted UV-C radiation toward the optically transparent element, and control circuitry for driving the LED. The system may be used to remove a desired amount of biofilm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
    Inventors: Norman Erwin Farr, Clifford Thomas Pontbriand, Timothy Goodwin Peters
  • Publication number: 20060124527
    Abstract: Fluid filter devices include at least one porous body. In one example, the fluid filter device can be incorporated as part of a fluid filter apparatus. The fluid filter apparatus can include a container defining an interior area wherein the filter device is positioned within the interior area. Particulate can be positioned within the interior area to cover the porous body to enhance the filter capabilities of the fluid filter apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2005
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Applicant: Pentair Water Pool and Spa, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Goodwin, Christopher Yahnker, Robert Swindell, Bret Schaller, Arthur Bromley
  • Publication number: 20050170710
    Abstract: Amphibious vehicle has at least one system which is actuated or has its mode of operation changed when the vehicle changes from land mode to water mode or vice versa. The vehicle comprises sensor means which produce an output signal which varies in relation to the proportion of the mass of the vehicle which is buoyantly supported by a body of water. The sensors may sense the position of a wheel relative to the body of the vehicle. This may be achieved by checking the position of a suspension member. The sensor means may comprise a linear sensor or a rotary sensor. The sensor may comprise a potentiometer. Control means may average the output of the sensor over time. Where several sensors are used, control means may process output signals from each sensor to provide an overall output signal. A water presence sensor, such as a thermistor, may be used to provide a second control signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2002
    Publication date: August 4, 2005
    Inventors: Christopher Darby, Timothy Goodwin