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Keith William Gaff, Tom Anderson, Keith Comendant, Ralph Jan Pin Lu, Paul Robertson, Eric A Pape, Neil Benjamin: Power switching system for ESC with array of thermal control elements. LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION, August 14, 2018: US10049948 (1 worldwide citation)

A semiconductor substrate support for supporting a semiconductor substrate in a plasma processing chamber includes a heater array comprising thermal control elements operable to tune a spatial temperature profile on the semiconductor substrate, the thermal control elements defining heater zones each ...


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Karl F Milde Jr: Apparatus for preventing unsafe use of a gun. Karl F Milde Jr, August 14, 2018: US10048031

When a person intending to use a gun is a safety risk, the authorities (e.g., the police) should be notified and a gun held by that person should be locked to prevent its firing. Apparatus for doing just that comprises an electronic testing device for determining an emotional state and/or the compet ...


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Inki Park, Taesung Kim, Seunguk Yang: Light emitting diode control circuit with hysteretic control and low-side output current sensing. SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS, Dickinson Wright PLLC, August 14, 2018: US10051699

An LED control circuit controls a switching operation of a switch by hysteretic control. The LED control circuit includes a controller integrated circuit (IC) that senses a current sense voltage from a current sense resistor that is on a low-side of the switch. The LED control circuit senses the cur ...


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Steve Faletti, David Kelly Wurmfeld, Lisa Whitsitt, Janak Dadhaniya, Robert Smith: Automated teller machine (ATM) device with sealed slot. Capital One Services, Harrity & Harrity, August 14, 2018: US10049532

A device may include a first slot on a front portion of the device, and a security bar in an interior of the device. The security bar may comprise a second slot. The device may be configured to rotate the security bar to align the first slot and the second slot. Alignment of the first slot and the s ...


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Larry John Dove, James Von Krosigk: Gas infusion waste water treatment. Buskop Law Group P C, Wendy Buskop, August 14, 2018: US10046292

A gas infusion waste water treatment facility having an apparatus for increasing gas components in a fluid uses a controller connected to a network and client device for remote control of fluid flow rates, magnet field intensity, and pressure of fluid based on preset parameters. Conductive wire coil ...


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Chan Sic Yoon, Ho In Ryu, Ki Seok Lee, Chang Hyun Cho: Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing the same. Samsung Electronics, Muir Patent Law PLLC, August 14, 2018: US10050041

A semiconductor device includes a substrate having an active region defined by a device isolation layer and at least a gate trench linearly extending in a first direction to cross the active region, the active region having a gate area at a bottom of the gate trench and a junction area at a surface ...


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Kaoru Matsunaga: Resonance sound control device. KAWAI MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS MANUFACTURING, Westman Champlin & Koehler P A, August 14, 2018: US10049651

In an electronic piano including plural keys and a sound source device (sound emission section) that emits a sound by pressing of the key, an intermediary resonance state of a resonance sound can be reproduced by including a resonance circuit that inputs a sound source from the sound source device c ...


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Masahiro Sasaki: Inverter circuit with current detection circuitry. Fuji Electric, Chen Yoshimura, August 14, 2018: US10050560

An inverter circuit with a current detection circuitry includes a main bridge circuit connected between the pair of DC input nodes, the main bridge circuit converting the received DC voltage to a primary AC current so as to output the primary AC current through an output terminal to be connected to ...


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Philip Scott Lyren, Glen A Norris: Head mounted display with a digital signal processor (DSP) and error correction. August 14, 2018: US10051402

A head mounted display (HMD) includes a memory that stores head-related transfer functions (HRTFs), a digital signal processor (DSP) that processes sound into binaural sound with a pair of the HRTFs, and head tracking that tracks head movements of the user. Speakers play the binaural sound to the us ...