Patents by Inventor William L. Cooper

William L. Cooper 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: 12040014
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices supporting configurable resistivities for lines in a memory device, such as access lines in a memory array are described. For example, metal lines at different levels of a memory device may be oxidized to different extents in order for the lines at different levels of the memory device to have different resistivities. This may allow the resistivity of lines to be tuned on a level-by-level basis without altering the fabrication techniques and related parameters used to initially form the lines at the different levels, which may have benefits related to at least reduced cost and complexity. Lines may be oxidized to a controlled extent using either a dry or wet process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Koushik Banerjee, Isaiah O. Gyan, Robert Cassel, Jian Jiao, William L. Cooper, Jason R. Johnson, Michael P. O'Toole
  • Publication number: 20240086377
    Abstract: A data science model score database may contain electronic records, each including a data science model identifier and a set of data science model scores. A data science model score server, coupled to the data science model score database, may receive (from a remote user device) an indication of a selected data science model. The server may then retrieve, from the data science score database, information about the selected data science model. Based on the retrieved information, the server may automatically calculate a maturity score for the selected data science model in accordance with a scalable score, a service-oriented score, a validated score, and a productized score. When the server receives from the remote user device an adjustment to at least one of the scalable score, the service-oriented score, the validated score, and the productized score, it may automatically re-calculate the maturity score for the selected data science model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2022
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: William L. Cooper, Scott Andrew Steinkirchner, Arthur Paul Drennan, III
  • Publication number: 20230114440
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices supporting configurable resistivities for lines in a memory device, such as access lines in a memory array are described. For example, metal lines at different levels of a memory device may be oxidized to different extents in order for the lines at different levels of the memory device to have different resistivities. This may allow the resistivity of lines to be tuned on a level-by-level basis without altering the fabrication techniques and related parameters used to initially form the lines at the different levels, which may have benefits related to at least reduced cost and complexity. Lines may be oxidized to a controlled extent using either a dry or wet process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2022
    Publication date: April 13, 2023
    Inventors: Koushik Banerjee, Isaiah O. Gyan, Robert Cassel, Jian Jiao, William L. Cooper, Jason R. Johnson, Michael P. O'Toole
  • Patent number: 11495293
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices supporting configurable resistivities for lines in a memory device, such as access lines in a memory array are described. For example, metal lines at different levels of a memory device may be oxidized to different extents in order for the lines at different levels of the memory device to have different resistivities. This may allow the resistivity of lines to be tuned on a level-by-level basis without altering the fabrication techniques and related parameters used to initially form the lines at the different levels, which may have benefits related to at least reduced cost and complexity. Lines may be oxidized to a controlled extent using either a dry or wet process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Koushik Banerjee, Isaiah O. Gyan, Robert Cassel, Jian Jiao, William L. Cooper, Jason R. Johnson, Michael P. O'Toole
  • Publication number: 20210241828
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices supporting configurable resistivities for lines in a memory device, such as access lines in a memory array are described. For example, metal lines at different levels of a memory device may be oxidized to different extents in order for the lines at different levels of the memory device to have different resistivities. This may allow the resistivity of lines to be tuned on a level-by-level basis without altering the fabrication techniques and related parameters used to initially form the lines at the different levels, which may have benefits related to at least reduced cost and complexity. Lines may be oxidized to a controlled extent using either a dry or wet process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Koushik Banerjee, Isaiah O. Gyan, Robert Cassel, Jian Jiao, William L. Cooper, Jason R. Johnson, Michael P. O'Toole
  • Publication number: 20100319652
    Abstract: A rotor housing assembly is adapted such that a barrel valve is arranged to regulate the flow of fuel/air mixture both from outside the housing assembly into an internal lubrication flow path and from the internal lubrication flow path into an internal chamber. The barrel valve includes a substantially cylindrical valve member diagonally traversed by a separation plate, dividing the interior of the valve member into an inlet chamber and an outlet chamber. Fuel/air mixture entering the housing assembly from outside passes through the inlet chamber and fuel/air mixture entering the internal chamber passes through the outlet chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: ROTARY ENGINE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: William L. Cooper, J. Scott Webber
  • Patent number: 6868058
    Abstract: A method for synchronizing transmitters within a communications network by utilizing wide-mode marshaling. Wide-mode marshaling increases the bandwidth dedicated to performing a marshaling process, thereby allowing a controller to quickly marshal the transmitters. Within a TDMA network, a TDMA frame includes a header portion and a multi-channel portion. Each of the transmitters within a TDMA network transmits during an assigned time-slot of the TDMA frame. To marshal a transmitter, the transmitter is requested to transmit a ranging signal to a central controller. If the ranging signal is received during the header portion of the TDMA frame, the controller can accurately detect the ranging signal. However, for longer propagation delays, the length of the header is insufficient. Wide-mode marshaling resolves this by silencing some or all of the transmitters to increase the bandwidth for receiving the ranging signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Assignee: Arris International, Inc.
    Inventors: William L. Cooper, David H. Cullen
  • Patent number: 5669887
    Abstract: A retractable needle assembly is disclosed. The needle assembly consists of a syringe body, having a needle assembly on one end and a plunger assembly on the opposing end. The needle assembly, which enables and disables fluid communication between the needle and fluid reservoir, comprises a generally cylindrical body sealably disposed within the lower interior of the syringe body. The cylindrical body is rotatable, facilitated by a knurled ring, within the syringe body. Rotation of the cylindrical body causes either enablement or disablement of the needle assembly. Tabs, located on the syringe body are received within notches, separated by one-way and two-way ramps, located on the cylindrical body, such that the ramps facilitate either temporary or permanent disablement of the device. Plunger lock means are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1997
    Inventor: William L. Cooper
  • Patent number: 5257151
    Abstract: A disk/file for magnetic recording having overall dimensions of one quarter inch thick by about the size of a standard credit card with pin connectors for connecting into a receptacle such as for pc boards. The file features a multi pole rotor mounted on the rims of two disk and a stator divided external to and coplanar with the disks. An actuator features a "wobble" disk rolling around the inside of a nest of electromagnets and turning a small increment with such excursion around the nest thereby turning the shaft of the head support to actuate the head from track to track. The head support arm includes two sections hinged together and engaged with a third link that orients the head to eliminate head skew. A magnet withdraws the head devices from the disk surface to avoid sticktion when the disks are stationary. The head devices feature thin film cores that are oriented flat to the surface of the disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1993
    Inventors: William L. Cooper, Robert W. Herman, Timothy J. Elliott
  • Patent number: 5251082
    Abstract: A disk/file for magnetic recording having overall dimensions of one quarter inch thick by about the size of a standard credit card with pin connectors for connecting into a receptacle such as for pc boards. The file features a rotor mounted on the rims of two disk and a stator external to and coplanar with the disks. An actuator features a "wobble" disk rolling around the inside of a nest of electromagnets and turning a small increment with each excursion around the nest thereby turning the shaft of the head support to actuate the head from track to track. The head support arm includes two sections hinged together and engaged with a third link that orients the head to eliminate head skew. A magnet withdraws the head devices from the disk surface to avoid sticktion when the disks are stationary. The head devices feature thin film cores that are oriented flat to the surface of the disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1993
    Inventors: Timothy J. Elliott, Robert W. Herman, William L. Cooper, Robert S. Smith
  • Patent number: 5245872
    Abstract: A device for measuring force of bending of a head-flexure assembly by a given amount characterized by the distance between a clamping surface for one end of the flexure and the plane (recording surface) in contact with the head at at the other end of the flexure. The device includes a load cell with a cell reference surface adjustably supported on a cell base which is slidably mounted on a main base. Adjustment of the location of the cell reference surface with respect to the clamp surface is achieved by a shaft threaded into the load cell with a first thread and threaded into the main base with a second thread so that by turning the shaft, the distance between the two reference surfaces can be very accurately adjusted. When the load cell is deformed by application of the head loading force to the cell reference surface, a signal from the load cell actuates a mechanism maintaining the cell reference surface in its initial location thereby maintaining the initial flexion of the flexure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1993
    Inventors: William L. Cooper, Frank E. Russo, Craig A. Castle, Robert S. Smith
  • Patent number: 5237864
    Abstract: A device for measuring force of bending of a head-flexure assembly including a load cell with a cell reference surface slidably mounted on a base having a reference surface, a shaft threaded into theload cell with a first thread and threaded into the base with a second thread so that by turning the shaft, the distance between the two reference surfaces can be very accurately adjusted providing that the device can be calibrated to an accuracy of less than ten milligrams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1993
    Inventors: Craig A. Castle, William L. Cooper, Robert S. Smith