Patents Assigned to The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
  • Patent number: 10530194
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, a non-linear RF receiver including non-linear components is configured to receive RF energy. The non-linear RF receiver is coupled to an array of RF antennas having configuration parameters that vary across the array. The varied configuration parameters can be selected to reduce an amount of RF energy that is scatter, reflected, or re-radiated by the array in response to incident RF energy at the array of RF antennas. In various embodiments, the non-linear components of the non-linear RF receiver can have non-linear component configuration parameters that vary across the non-linear receiver. The varied non-linear component parameters can be selected to reduce an amount of RF energy that is re-radiated in response to incident RF energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Arnitz, Joseph Hagerty, Russell J. Hannigan, Guy S. Lipworth, Matthew S. Reynolds, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov
  • Patent number: 10446903
    Abstract: Surface scattering antennas on curved manifolds provide adjustable radiation fields by adjustably coupling scattering elements along a wave-propagating structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Eric J. Black, Pai-Yen Chen, Brian Mark Deutsch, Tom Driscoll, Siamak Ebadi, John Desmond Hunt, Alexander Remley Katko, Nathan Ingle Landy, Melroy Machado, Milton Perque, Jr., David R. Smith, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov
  • Patent number: 10439299
    Abstract: Antenna systems and related methods are disclosed. An antenna system includes an antenna controller configured to operably couple to control inputs of an antenna including an array of electromagnetic (EM) scattering elements. A method includes controlling an array of EM scattering elements to operate according to holographic modulation patterns, and modulating at least one effective EM property of the antenna over space, time, or a combination thereof to, in the average and/or the aggregate, cause side lobes of an antenna gain of the antenna to be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Eric J. Black, Brian Mark Deutsch, Alexander Remley Katko, Melroy Machado, Jay Howard McCandless, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov
  • Patent number: 10425837
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a source device includes one or more tunable elements associated with an antenna. The source device is operable to modulate an impedance of one or more tunable elements based on a sequence of tuning vectors, measure a reference signal amplitude for each tuning vector, and determine field amplitudes for an array of reference points that circumscribe at least a portion of the source device based on the reference signal amplitude for each tuning vector. The source device is further operable to determine a target tuning vector that defines a target radiation pattern based on the field amplitudes, and transmit a target signal to a target device based on the target radiation pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Yaroslav A. Urzhumov, Matthew S. Reynolds, Guy S. Lipworth, Russell J. Hannigan, Daniel Arnitz, Joseph Hagerty
  • Patent number: 10390770
    Abstract: Medical overlay mirror methods and related systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Edward K. Y. Jung, Royce A. Levien, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10389179
    Abstract: Described embodiments include a system and method. An antenna is configured to implement at least two selectable radiative electromagnetic field spatial distributions. Each selectable radiative electromagnetic field spatial distributions respectively has a bounding surface that describes a specified power density in the radiative electromagnetic field. A sensor circuit is configured to detect a presence of an object within the bounding surface of an implemented radiative electromagnetic field. A countermeasure circuit is configured to select a response to the detected presence of the object within the bounding surface of the implemented radiative electromagnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Russell J. Hannigan, Guy Shlomo Lipworth, Matthew S. Reynolds, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov
  • Patent number: 10361481
    Abstract: Inter-element couplings between radiative elements of an antenna can be reduced by increasing resonant frequencies for first selected radiative elements and decreasing resonant frequencies for second selected radiative elements. In some approaches, the radiative elements are coupled to a waveguide and the antenna configuration is a hologram that relates a reference wave of the waveguide to a radiated wave of the antenna. In some approaches, the antenna configuration is modified by identifying stationary points of the hologram and then staggering resonant frequencies for radiative elements within neighborhoods of the stationary points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Eric J. Black, Brian Mark Deutsch, Alexander Remley Katko, Melroy Machado, Jay Howard McCandless, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov
  • Patent number: 10333219
    Abstract: Antenna systems and related methods are disclosed. An antenna system includes an antenna controller configured to operably couple to an array of electromagnetic (EM) scattering elements. The controller is configured to determine a performance parameter of the antenna system for a plurality of different combinations of different spatial holographic phases and effective mode indices having different modulation patterns corresponding thereto, and select one of the modulation patterns based on the performance parameter corresponding thereto. A method includes storing data indicating a modulation pattern determined based on a spatial holographic phase and an effective mode index for each of a plurality of different main beam angles from the antenna, and controlling the antenna to operate with a main beam pointed in each of the plurality of different main beam angles by controlling the antenna to operate in each modulation pattern corresponding to the plurality of main beam angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Eric J. Black, Brian Mark Deutsch, Alexander Remley Katko, Melroy Machado, Jay Howard McCandless, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov
  • Patent number: 10200069
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an antenna system performance metric for a tunable antenna system comprising tunable impedance elements is identified. The tunable impedance elements are simulated as uniquely numbered lumped ports characterizing a port network with a corresponding admittance or impedance matrix. The admittance or impedance matrix can be approximated using the periodicity of the tunable antenna system and the S-matrix of the port network can be estimated using the approximated admittance or impedance matrix. An optimal configuration of the tunable antenna system with respect to the antenna system performance metric is identified from responses of the tunable antenna system to variable impedances using the S-matrix. The optimal configuration of the tunable antenna system includes impedances of the tunable impedance elements modeled as the lumped ports in the port network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: THE INVENTION SCIENCE FUND I, LLC
    Inventor: Yaroslav A. Urzhumov
  • Patent number: 10097756
    Abstract: A technique processes captured data on a device, wherein selected captured data of a given quality resolution is transferred via a communication link to a separate storage location for future availability. A storage protocol may include various storage organization categories. A possible aspect may provide an identifier record to enable future accessibility to selected captured data by one or more authorized parties or approved devices or authorized recipients. In some embodiments the captured data may include both a video data stream and one or more still image frames having different quality characteristics and/or formats. Initial and ongoing coordination as well as correlation may be facilitated between video and still image data derived from related fields of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10003762
    Abstract: A device comprising a first shared image device that captures at least one image representation. The first shared image device receives a request to share the at least one image representation to an at least one other shared image device. The first shared image device and the at least one other shared image device are each capable of capturing image representations. The first shared image device transmits the at least one image representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Edward K. Y. Jung, Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9967424
    Abstract: A technique processes captured data on a device, wherein selected captured data of a given quality resolution is transferred via a communication link to a separate storage location for future availability. A storage protocol may include different storage organization categories. A possible aspect includes an identifier record to enable future accessibility to selected captured data by one or more authorized parties or approved devices or authorized recipients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud
  • Patent number: 9942511
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method related to data management. In addition, other method, system, and program product aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and/or text forming a part of the present application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Edward K. Y. Jung, Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9910341
    Abstract: In certain aspects, receiving at least one motivating event at least partially at a processing shared image device. At least one designated attribute is transmitted at least partially from the processing shared image device, wherein the at least one designated attribute can be effected at least partially in response to the receiving the at least one motivating event at least partially at the processing shared image device. An obtained shared image is obtained at the processing shared image device that is obtained in accordance with the at least one motivating event, and is obtained at least partially in response to the transmitting the at least one designated attribute. The obtained shared image is processed to derive an at least one processed shared image at least partially at the processing shared image device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Edward K. Y. Jung, Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9912379
    Abstract: A beam power source transmits a signal indicating power availability, receives a request for power in response, and beams power in response to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Thomas J. Nugent, Jr., Thomas Allan Weaver, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 9818071
    Abstract: Various methods and systems include exemplary implementations for a security-activated operational component. Possible embodiments include but are not limited to obtaining access to an object data file configured to implement various functional operation regarding one or more objects; verifying validity of an authorization code associated with the object data file; and controlling operation of the operational component to enable or prevent its activation pursuant to the authorization code in accordance with one or more predetermined conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Edward K. Y. Jung, Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr., Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9819490
    Abstract: Different aspects of the disclosure relate to either transmitting at least one portion of at least one image representation from, or receiving at least one portion of the at least one image representation at, a shared image device in a manner at least partially relying on a positioning of the shared image device within a sharing region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Edward K. Y. Jung, Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9779750
    Abstract: A cue, for example a facial expression or hand gesture, is identified, and a device communication is filtered according to the cue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Edward K. Y. Jung, Royce A. Levien, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9775554
    Abstract: Avatars, computer program products, devices and systems are described that relate to at least one cohort-linked avatar comprising at least one avatar attribute that is at least partly based on an association of at least one physiologic activity of at least one member of a population cohort with at least one mental state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Edward K. Y. Jung, Eric C. Leuthardt, Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr., Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9779163
    Abstract: A system, method, computer program product, and carrier are described for obtaining one or more positions in a playable message and at least an indication of a playback system configuration and signaling a decision of which supplemental content to use in supplementing the one or more positions in the playable message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.