Patents by Inventor WILLIAM ROBERT PELLETIER

WILLIAM ROBERT PELLETIER 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: 20200321864
    Abstract: A system that provides intelligent constant on-time control may include a first switch coupled to a power input; a second switch coupled to the first switch; a switching node between the first switch and the second switch, the switching node configured to be connected to an inductor and a power output; feedback paths coupled to (1) a synthesized node and (2) the power output, the feedback paths enabling feedback of signals from (1) the synthesized node, and (2) the power output; and a controller coupled to the feedback paths. The controller may be configured to control a voltage at the power output based on a combination of the signals carried by the feedback paths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Xin Zhang, Jan Nilsson, William Robert Pelletier
  • Patent number: 10798653
    Abstract: A system for managing power on distributed devices may include a first device having a master logic and a second device having a slave logic. The master logic may enable the first device to communicate with multiple devices having the slave logic on one or more channels. The slave logic may enable the second device having the slave logic to communicate with the first device and to communicate with a third device having the slave logic. The slave logic may enable the multiple devices having the slave logic to manage operations of the distributed devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Kinetic Technologies
    Inventors: William Robert Pelletier, Brian B. North, Stephen E. Parks
  • Patent number: 10757484
    Abstract: A system that uses pulse-based communication may include a first device and a plurality of devices on a series connection. The first device may have a master circuit and the plurality devices may have a slave circuit. The master circuit may enable the first device to communicate with the plurality devices having the slave circuit on the series connection. The master circuit may enable the first device to send a pulse string including one or more pulses to the plurality devices. The slave circuit may enable the plurality devices to receive the pulse string from a previous device on the series connection and change the pulse string. The slave circuit may enable the plurality devices to send the pulse string to a next device on the series connection. Each of the plurality devices may determine its address in the series connection based on the pulse string it receives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Kinetic Technologies
    Inventors: William Robert Pelletier, Brian B. North, Jan Nilsson
  • Patent number: 10727745
    Abstract: A system that provides intelligent constant on-time control may include a first switch coupled to a power input; a second switch coupled to the first switch; a switching node between the first switch and the second switch, the switching node configured to be connected to an inductor and a power output; feedback paths coupled to (1) the switching node and (2) the power output, the feedback paths enabling feedback of signals from (1) the switching node, and (2) the power output; and a processor coupled to the feedback paths. The processor may be configured to control a voltage at the power output based on a combination of the signals carried by the feedback paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Kinetic Technologies
    Inventors: Xin Zhang, Jan Nilsson, William Robert Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20200121366
    Abstract: Technologies are generally provided for devices, systems, and methods to provide spinal fixation, spinal stabilization, and/or spinal fusion. Example devices may include a first end and a second end with a middle portion extending between the first and second end. The first end may be configured to be in contact with a portion of a first or upper vertebra and the second end may be configured to be in contact with a portion of a second or lower vertebra in an adjacent vertebral pair. Portions of the vertebra which may be in contact with the device may include lamina, processes, vertebral bodies, and facet joints. The example devices may include bone engagement features, such as screws or similar fasteners, to enhance stabilization and fixation when in contact with the vertebrae. Additionally, the devices may include a bone integration feature to promote bone growth and to facilitate fusion between the vertebrae.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: William Robert Walsh, Matthew Henry Pelletier
  • Patent number: 10441323
    Abstract: Technologies are generally provided for devices, systems, and methods to provide spinal fixation, spinal stabilization, and/or spinal fusion. Example devices may include a first end and a second end with a middle portion extending between the first and second end. The first end may be configured to be in contact with a portion of a first or upper vertebra and the second end may be configured to be in contact with a portion of a second or lower vertebra in an adjacent vertebral pair. Portions of the vertebra which may be in contact with the device may include lamina, processes, vertebral bodies, and facet joints. The example devices may include bone engagement features, such as screws or similar fasteners, to enhance stabilization and fixation when in contact with the vertebrae. Additionally, the devices may include a bone integration feature to promote bone growth and to facilitate fusion between the vertebrae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: New South Innovations Pty Limited
    Inventors: William Robert Walsh, Matthew Henry Pelletier
  • Patent number: 10367419
    Abstract: A switching regulator may comprise an inductor housed in an inductor housing, a wire electrically coupled to the inductor and housed in the inductor housing, an electrical component including a terminal, and a board including a board trace. The board trace may electrically couple the terminal with first wire. The electrical component and the inductor housing may be attached to the board. The attachment of the inductor housing to the board may create a space between the inductor housing and the board. The electrical component may be disposed within the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignees: Kinetic Technologies, Silicon Fidelity, Inc.
    Inventors: Farshid Iravani, Kin Shum, Jan Nilsson, William Robert Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20190174409
    Abstract: A system for managing power on distributed devices may include a first device having a master logic and a second device having a slave logic. The master logic may enable the first device to communicate with multiple devices having the slave logic on one or more channels. The slave logic may enable the second device having the slave logic to communicate with the first device and to communicate with a third device having the slave logic. The slave logic may enable the multiple devices having the slave logic to manage operations of the distributed devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: William Robert PELLETIER, Brian B. NORTH, Stephen E. PARKS
  • Publication number: 20190131873
    Abstract: A system that provides intelligent constant on-time control may include a first switch coupled to a power input; a second switch coupled to the first switch; a switching node between the first switch and the second switch, the switching node configured to be connected to an inductor and a power output; feedback paths coupled to (1) the switching node and (2) the power output, the feedback paths enabling feedback of signals from (1) the switching node, and (2) the power output; and a processor coupled to the feedback paths. The processor may be configured to control a voltage at the power output based on a combination of the signals carried by the feedback paths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Xin Zhang, Jan Nilsson, William Robert Pelletier
  • Patent number: 10212658
    Abstract: A system for managing power on distributed devices may include a first device having a master logic and a second device having a slave logic. The master logic may enable the first device to communicate with multiple devices having the slave logic on one or more channels. The slave logic may enable the second device having the slave logic to communicate with the first device and to communicate with a third device having the slave logic. The slave logic may enable the multiple devices having the slave logic to manage operations of the distributed devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Kinetic Technologies
    Inventors: William Robert Pelletier, Brian B. North, Stephen E. Parks
  • Publication number: 20190035732
    Abstract: A power switch may be coupled to a power input, a first capacitor, a second capacitor, and a power output. A first switch may be coupled to the first capacitor. A second switch may be coupled to the second capacitor. A current sensor may be configured to measure a first current of the first capacitor and a second current of the second capacitor. A controller may be configured to determine whether the first capacitor and the second capacitor shorts or opens based on the first current and the second current, respectively. The controller may generate one or more alerts based on opening/shorting of a capacitor, and may open a switch based on shorting of a capacitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventor: WILLIAM ROBERT PELLETIER
  • Publication number: 20180367039
    Abstract: A switching regulator may comprise an inductor housed in an inductor housing, a wire electrically coupled to the inductor and housed in the inductor housing, an electrical component including a terminal, and a board including a board trace. The board trace may electrically couple the terminal with first wire. The electrical component and the inductor housing may be attached to the board. The attachment of the inductor housing to the board may create a space between the inductor housing and the board. The electrical component may be disposed within the space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Farshid IRAVANI, Kin SHUM, Jan NILSSON, William Robert PELLETIER
  • Patent number: 10069417
    Abstract: A switching regulator may include an inductor housing, a board, and one or more electrical components. The inductor housing may house an inductor and one or more wires. The board may include one or more board traces and one or more solder pads. The electrical components may include one or more chips, capacitors, voltage sources, and/or other electrical components. The inductor housing may be attached to the board to create a space between the inductor housing and the board. The space may be created underneath the inductor housing and above the board. One or more electrical components may be attached to the board. One or more electrical components may be disposed within the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignees: Kinetic Technologies, Silicon Fidelity, Inc.
    Inventors: Farshid Iravani, Kin Shum, Jan Nilsson, William Robert Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20180191522
    Abstract: A system that uses pulse-based communication may include a first device and a plurality of devices on a series connection. The first device may have a master circuit and the plurality devices may have a slave circuit. The master circuit may enable the first device to communicate with the plurality devices having the slave circuit on the series connection. The master circuit may enable the first device to send a pulse string including one or more pulses to the plurality devices. The slave circuit may enable the plurality devices to receive the pulse string from a previous device on the series connection and change the pulse string. The slave circuit may enable the plurality devices to send the pulse string to a next device on the series connection. Each of the plurality devices may determine its address in the series connection based on the pulse string it receives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: William Robert Pelletier, Brian B. North, Jan Nilsson
  • Publication number: 20180098278
    Abstract: A system for managing power on distributed devices may include a first device having a master logic and a second device having a slave logic. The master logic may enable the first device to communicate with multiple devices having the slave logic on one or more channels. The slave logic may enable the second device having the slave logic to communicate with the first device and to communicate with a third device having the slave logic. The slave logic may enable the multiple devices having the slave logic to manage operations of the distributed devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: William Robert Pelletier, Brian B. North, Stephen E. Parks
  • Publication number: 20170194861
    Abstract: A switching regulator may include an inductor housing, a board, and one or more electrical components. The inductor housing may house an inductor and one or more wires. The board may include one or more board traces and one or more solder pads. The electrical components may include one or more chips, capacitors, voltage sources, and/or other electrical components. The inductor housing may be attached to the board to create a space between the inductor housing and the board. The space may be created underneath the inductor housing and above the board. One or more electrical components may be attached to the board. One or more electrical components may be disposed within the space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: FARSHID IRAVANI, KIN SHUM, JAN NILSSON, WILLIAM ROBERT PELLETIER