Patents by Inventor William Goodwin

William 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).

  • Patent number: 11693024
    Abstract: A quantum dot microscope apparatus is provided. A further aspect employs a tilted or tapered end or tip on a microscopic probe. Another aspect of the present apparatus employs a probe including a quantum dot with only one tunneling lead connected to a power source. A manufacturing aspect includes creating a tapered or asymmetrically shaped specimen-facing end of a probe where a quantum dot is located on the end. A further manufacturing aspect includes using focused ion-beam milling to create a tip or end of a quantum dot microscope probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignees: Board of Trustees of Michigan State University, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Stuart Holden Tessmer, Eric William Goodwin, Oleksandr Levchenko
  • Patent number: 11434841
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a NOx sensor. In one example, a method includes heating a NOx sensor during a vehicle off in response to a cumulative heat energy applied to the NOx.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Frank M Korpics, Brett Gayney, Dean Pennala, William Goodwin, Michiel J. Van Nieuwstadt
  • Publication number: 20220195956
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a NOx sensor. In one example, a method includes heating a NOx sensor during a vehicle off in response to a cumulative heat energy applied to the NOx.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Frank M Korpics, Brett Gayney, Dean Pennala, William Goodwin, Michiel J. Van Nieuwstadt
  • Patent number: 11313303
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for adapting a target impedance of an oxygen sensor. In one example, a method may include updating a target impedance of an oxygen sensor based on a difference between an estimated voltage across a sensing element of the oxygen sensor and a reference RMS voltage of the sensing element. The temperature of the oxygen sensor may be adjusted based on the updated target impedance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: William Goodwin, Scott Eckstein Brodesser, Kenneth John Behr, John Joseph Virga
  • Publication number: 20220120784
    Abstract: A quantum dot microscope apparatus is provided. A further aspect employs a tilted or tapered end or tip on a microscopic probe. Another aspect of the present apparatus employs a probe including a quantum dot with only one tunneling lead connected to a power source. A manufacturing aspect includes creating a tapered or asymmetrically shaped specimen-facing end of a probe where a quantum dot is located on the end. A further manufacturing aspect includes using focused ion-beam milling to create a tip or end of a quantum dot microscope probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicants: Board of Trustees of Michigan State University, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Stuart Holden TESSMER, Eric William GOODWIN, Oleksandr LEVCHENKO
  • Patent number: 9582278
    Abstract: A system for generating processor hardware supports a language for significant extensions to the processor instruction set, where the designer specifies only the semantics of the new instructions and the system generates other logic. The extension language provides for the addition of processor state, including register files, and instructions that operate on that state. The language also provides for new data types to be added to the compiler to represent the state added. It allows separate specification of reference semantics and instruction implementation, and uses this to automate design verification. In addition, the system generates formatted instruction set documentation from the language specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Ren-Rui Wang, Richard Ruddell, David William Goodwin, Earl A. Killian, Nupur Bhattacharyya, Marines Puig Medina, Walter David Lichtenstein, Pavlos Konas, Rangarajan Srinivasan, Christopher Mark Songer, Akilesh Parameswar, Dror E. Maydan, Ricardo E. Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 9104827
    Abstract: Systems and method for automatically generating a set of shared processor datapaths from the description of the behavior of one or more ISA operations is presented. The operations may include, for example, the standard operations of a processor necessary to support an application language such as C or C++ on the ISA. Such operations, for example, may represent a configurable processor ISA. The operations may also include one or more extension operations defined by one or more designers. Thus, a description of the behaviors of the various standard and/or extension operations that compose the ISA of an instance of a standard or configurable processor is used to automatically generate a set of shared processor datapaths that implement the behavior of those operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: CADENCE DESIGN SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Darin Stamenov Petkov, David William Goodwin, Dror Eliezer Maydan
  • Patent number: 9043025
    Abstract: In various embodiments, safe collaboration between a robot and humans is achieved by operating the robot continuously at or below a first threshold speed at which any collisions with a person's arms do not cause harm, and, upon detection of the person's torso or head within a danger zone around the robot, reducing the speed to or below a second threshold at which any collisions with the person's torso or head do not cause harm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Rethink Robotics, Inc.
    Inventors: Rodney Brooks, Michael Sussman, Matthew Murray Williamson, William A. Goodwin, Noelle Dye, Bruce Blumberg
  • Patent number: 8994643
    Abstract: A multi-function force reflecting haptic interface including various sub-assemblies is disclosed. The sub-assemblies include multiple function user interfaces, a user interface docking station for setting the interface to a home position, temperature monitoring and control systems, and various kinematic cable drive systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: 3D Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas H. Massie, William A. Goodwin, Elaine Chen, Deepak Kapoor, Abbe J. Cohen, Brandon Itkowitz
  • Patent number: 8965576
    Abstract: In accordance with various embodiments, a user-guidable robot appendage provides haptic feedback to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Rethink Robotics, Inc.
    Inventors: Elaine Y. Chen, Rodney Brooks, Christopher J. Buehler, Matthew M. Williamson, Bruce Blumberg, Noelle Dye, Joseph M. Romano, William A. Goodwin
  • Publication number: 20140067121
    Abstract: In various embodiments, safe collaboration between a robot and humans is achieved by operating the robot continuously at or below a first threshold speed at which any collisions with a person's arms do not cause harm, and, upon detection of the person's torso or head within a danger zone around the robot, reducing the speed to or below a second threshold at which any collisions with the person's torso or head do not cause harm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Rodney Brooks, Michael Sussman, Matthew Murray Williamson, William A. Goodwin, Noelle Dye, Bruce Blumberg
  • Publication number: 20130345869
    Abstract: In accordance with various embodiments, a user-guidable robot appendage provides haptic feedback to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: Rethink Robotics, Inc.
    Inventors: Elaine Y. Chen, Rodney Brooks, Christopher J. Buehler, Matthew M. Williamson, Bruce Blumberg, Noelle Dye, Joseph M. Romano, William A. Goodwin
  • Patent number: 8398753
    Abstract: The invention provides a system and method comprising an apparatus for removing contaminants from a gas in a semiconductor processing device, which can include a filter unit having at least two parallel filter stages located therein. The filter stages are designed to remove a least a portion of the contaminants present in the gas flowing through them. The apparatus can also include a flow controller for distributing the gas flow among the filter stages. In one embodiment, the controller may consist of a diffuser plate. The invention also provides a sampling tube orifice for gas flow control in a system or method of the invention. In another embodiment, an apparatus for removing contaminants from a gas in a clean room comprises a filter unit having at least two parallel filter stages, which are used to remove a portion of the contaminants in the gas as it passes through the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Entegris, Inc.
    Inventors: John E. Sergi, John Gaudreau, Oleg P. Kishkovich, William Goodwin, Devon A. Kinkead
  • Patent number: 8227672
    Abstract: Basically, this invention provides for an inbred corn line designated NPID3594, methods for producing a corn plant by crossing plants of the inbred line NPID3594 with plants of another corn plant. The invention relates to the various parts of inbred NPID3594 including culturable cells. This invention also relates to methods for introducing transgenic transgenes into inbred corn line NPID3594 and plants produced by said methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventor: William Goodwin
  • Publication number: 20120185808
    Abstract: Systems and method for automatically generating a set of shared processor datapaths from the description of the behavior of one or more ISA operations is presented. The operations may include, for example, the standard operations of a processor necessary to support an application language such as C or C++ on the ISA. Such operations, for example, may represent a configurable processor ISA. The operations may also include one or more extension operations defined by one or more designers. Thus, a description of the behaviors of the various standard and/or extension operations that compose the ISA of an instance of a standard or configurable processor is used to automatically generate a set of shared processor datapaths that implement the behavior of those operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: Tensilica, Inc.
    Inventors: Darin Stamenov Petkov, David William Goodwin, Dror Eliezer Maydan
  • Patent number: 8203052
    Abstract: Basically, this invention provides for an inbred corn line designated NPID2568, methods for producing a corn plant by crossing plants of the inbred line NPID2568 with plants of another corn plant. The invention relates to the various parts of inbred NPID2568 including culturable cells. This invention also relates to methods for introducing transgenic transgenes into inbred corn line NPID2568 and plants produced by said methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventor: William Goodwin
  • Patent number: 8161432
    Abstract: A system for generating processor hardware supports a language for significant extensions to the processor instruction set, where the designer specifies only the semantics of the new instructions and the system generates other logic. The extension language provides for the addition of processor state, including register files, and instructions that operate on that state. The language also provides for new data types to be added to the compiler to represent the state added. It allows separate specification of reference semantics and instruction implementation, and uses this to automate design verification. In addition, the system generates formatted instruction set documentation from the language specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Tensilica, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Ren-Rui Wang, Richard Ruddell, David William Goodwin, Earl A. Killian, Nupur Bhattacharyya, Marines Puig Medina, Walter David Lichtenstein, Pavlos Konas, Rangarajan Srinivasan, Christopher Mark Songer, Akilesh Parameswar, Dror E. Maydan, Ricardo E. Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 8156464
    Abstract: Systems and method for automatically generating a set of shared processor datapaths from the description of the behavior of one or more ISA operations is presented. The operations may include, for example, the standard operations of a processor necessary to support an application language such as C or C++ on the ISA. Such operations, for example, may represent a configurable processor ISA. The operations may also include one or more extension operations defined by one or more designers. Thus, a description of the behaviors of the various standard and/or extension operations that compose the ISA of an instance of a standard or configurable processor is used to automatically generate a set of shared processor datapaths that implement the behavior of those operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Tensilica, Inc.
    Inventors: Darin Stamenov Petkov, David William Goodwin, Dror Eliezer Maydan
  • Patent number: 8003863
    Abstract: Basically, this invention provides for an inbred corn line designated NPID3606, methods for producing a corn plant by crossing plants of the inbred line NPID3606 with plants of another corn plant. The invention relates to the various parts of inbred NPID3606 including culturable cells. This invention also relates to methods for introducing transgenic transgenes into inbred corn line NPID3606 and plants produced by said methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventor: William Goodwin
  • Patent number: 7971197
    Abstract: A digital computer system automatically creates an Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) that potentially exploits VLIW instructions, vector operations, fused operations, and specialized operations with the goal of increasing the performance of a set of applications while keeping hardware cost below a designer specified limit, or with the goal of minimizing hardware cost given a required level of performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Tensilica, Inc.
    Inventors: David William Goodwin, Dror Maydan, Ding-Kai Chen, Darin Stamenov Petkov, Steven Weng-Kiang Tjiang, Peng Tu, Christopher Rowen