Patents Examined by Tan Tran
  • Patent number: 9910581
    Abstract: A system for video scrolling may allow a user to control speed and/or direction of video playback through user inputs. Such user inputs can include swiping one or more fingers on a touch-sensitive surface, clicking and dragging a computer mouse, or other input actions comprising lateral movements. The rate of playback can be configured based on the speed of the input action. In one embodiment, the user may play the video backward by reversing direction of the input action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: BRIT MEDIA, INC.
    Inventors: Brittany Morin, Michael Schierberl
  • Patent number: 9895545
    Abstract: A device for use with a stimulation system comprises a user interface for receiving input from a user, displaying graphical parameter objects respectively corresponding to stimulation parameter sets, and displaying graphical program objects corresponding to stimulation programs. The device further comprises a controller/processor for selecting a graphical parameter object, dragging the graphical parameter object, dropping the graphical parameter object into a graphical program object, and storing the stimulation parameter set corresponding to the graphical parameter object in association with the stimulation program corresponding to the graphical program object. The user interface may further display graphical program objects corresponding to stimulation programs, and a graphical schedule object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Prakash Rao, Sridhar Kothandaraman
  • Patent number: 9891780
    Abstract: A customized user interface service includes a self-customization and an auto-customization of user interfaces. A user interface is customized based on usage data of the user. The usage data includes historical navigational data. The usage data is analyzed to identify a pattern of usage. The user interface is customized based on the identified pattern of usage. The customized user interface service also allows a user to select and execute customizations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Venkata S. Adimatyam, Sameer Gavade, Tariq Roshan
  • Patent number: 9703478
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, media, and/or methods may involve a keyboard and/or a selection of an element thereof. The keyboard may include a keyboard configuration, which may have one or more elements such as a character, a key, and/or functionality for the key. The key may include no characters, one or more characters, and/or one or more sets of characters. The architecture of the keyboard configuration may be based on one or more categories, such as a hand category and/or a finger category. In addition, a touch area may be recognized, which may be formed between a user digit and the key of the keyboard configuration. The category associated with the touch area may be determined, wherein the character, the key, and/or the functionality for the key may be selected based on the category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Wenlong Yang
  • Patent number: 9652127
    Abstract: A mobile device for remote control and interaction with a screen of an aircraft cockpit display system is able to display at least one window including at least one control widget and/or at least one signal providing information concerning the status of an on-board system of the aircraft. This device is configured to download at least one window displayed on the screen so as to interact remotely with the interactive widget contained in the downloaded window by the said mobile control and interaction device and/or to display the signal providing information concerning the status of the aircraft's on-board system on the said mobile control and interaction device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Nicolas Chatrenet, Eric Petit
  • Patent number: 9560091
    Abstract: An action oriented social collaboration system monitors users' interactions with computer software applications. The system provides the interactions to a social networking system. The system publishes the interactions data to a social networking/collaboration interface viewable by members of a group, such as a project team. The system not only publishes data corresponding to a user's interactions with the computer software application, but also publishes the user's interactions with the computer software application to interfaces corresponding to other project team members as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: Alex Kass, Sunil Shettigar, Srinivas Yelisetty, Maria P. Ergueta
  • Patent number: 9549060
    Abstract: A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may include, for example, determine a first impairment associated with a first user of a first end user device, receive user input captured at a second end user device during a communication session between the first and second end user devices, store instructions for executing a group of adjustment techniques for modifying the user input where the group of adjustment techniques includes amplifying selective frequencies and translating the user input into sign language images, select an adjustment technique from among the group of adjustment techniques, adjust the user input according to the adjustment technique to generate adjusted user input, and provide the adjusted user input to the first end user device during the communication session. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Inventors: Randolph Wohlert, Aaron Bangor, Mark Stockert
  • Patent number: 9406093
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes accessing multiple image elements that have an ordered sequence. From the ordered sequence of image elements, multiple clusters of image elements are determined, where each cluster has one or more image elements arranged in a line. The image elements within each cluster are scaled to have substantially the same first dimension while maintaining their original aspect ratios and being arranged to maintain the ordered sequence. Each of the clusters has substantially the same second dimension. A cost for each cluster, based on a cost function, is determined. A graph based on the clusters that maintains the ordered sequence is accessed. The graph includes multiple paths that each represent a layout of the image elements and have a total cost based on the costs of the clusters along the path. The path with a lowest total cost is identified to determine a preferred layout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Serge Benjamin Chedeau
  • Patent number: 9323447
    Abstract: An electronic whiteboard and a touch screen method for configuring and applying metadata tags on an electronic whiteboard allows user-defined and user-classified metadata tags to be configured and applied to objects “on the fly” through touch screen inputs on the electronic whiteboard, providing object tagging in electronic whiteboard sessions that is less cumbersome, less disruptive to creative flow and more precise than conventional methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventor: William John Vojak
  • Patent number: 9274672
    Abstract: A computer system monitors the execution time of each of a plurality of tasks over a plurality of time periods. The system receives a first input that selects a particular time period from the plurality of time periods, and further monitors the execution time of the plurality of tasks in the selected time period. The system receives a second input that selects a particular task from the particular time period, and monitors the execution time of the particular task in the particular time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Ai Huang, Hai Liu
  • Patent number: 7602032
    Abstract: A memory and method of making a memory is disclosed. In one embodiment, the memory includes a cap structure for a magnetoresistive random access memory device including an etch stop layer formed over an upper magnetic layer of a magnetoresistive junction (MTJ/MCJ) layered structure and a hardmask layer formed over said etch stop layer, wherein said etch stop layer is selected from a material such that an etch chemistry used for removing said hardmask layer has selectivity against etching said etch stop layer material. In a method of opening the hardmask layer, an etch process to remove exposed portions of the hardmask layer is implemented, where the etch process terminates on the etch stop layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignees: Altis Semiconductor SNC, Infineone Technologies AG
    Inventors: Ulrich Klostermann, Chanro Park, Wolfgang Raberg
  • Patent number: 7479675
    Abstract: A solid-state image pickup device that can suppress the dark current with respect to the photo-electrons overflowing from the photodiode, as well as its manufacturing method. Each pixel has the following parts: photodiode, transfer transistor, floating diffusion, accumulating capacitive element, and accumulating transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventor: Satoru Adachi
  • Patent number: 7476953
    Abstract: An integrated sensor has a magnetic field sensing element and first and second relatively high magnetically permeable members forming a gap, wherein the magnetic field element is disposed within the gap. The magnetically permeable members provide an increase in the flux experienced by the magnetic field sensing element in response to a magnetic field. The integrated sensor can be used as a current sensor, a proximity detector, or a magnetic field sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Allegro Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: William P. Taylor, Richard Dickinson, Michael C. Doogue, Sandra R. Pinelle
  • Patent number: 7465990
    Abstract: A super junction type semiconductor device includes a first semiconductor layer of a first conductivity type, a super junction structure, and a second semiconductor layer of a second conductivity type. The thickness of the second semiconductor layer varies such that the thickness in the peripheral region is greater than that in the active region, which is used as a body region. Therefore, a depletion layer in the peripheral region expands sufficiently in the thickened portion of the second semiconductor layer as well as in the super junction structure. Thus, the avalanche withstanding capability is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Inventors: Shoichi Yamauchi, Yoshiyuki Hattori, Kyoko Okada
  • Patent number: 7449759
    Abstract: An electromechanical dynamic force profile articulating mechanism for recovering or emulating true parallel plate capacitor actuation behaviors from deformable membranes used in MEMS systems. The curved deformation of flexible membranes causes their MEMS behavior to deviate from known interactions between rigid plates that maintain geometric parallelism during ponderomotive actuation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: Uni-Pixel Displays, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin G. Selbrede, Carey King, Dan Van Ostrand
  • Patent number: 7439597
    Abstract: An integrated circuit device for converting an incident optical signal into an electrical signal comprises a semiconductor substrate, a well region formed inside the semiconductor substrate, a dielectric layer formed over the well region, and a layer of polysilicon for receiving the incident optical signal, formed over the dielectric layer, including a p-type portion, an n-type portion and an undoped portion disposed between the p-type and n-type portions, wherein the well region is biased to control the layer of polysilicon for providing the electrical signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Inventors: Yu-Da Shiu, Chyh-Yih Chang, Ming-Dou Ker, Che-Hao Chuang
  • Patent number: 7400030
    Abstract: In the present invention, there is provided semiconductor devices such as a Schottky UV photodetector fabricated on n-type ZnO and MgxZn1-xO epitaxial films. The ZnO and MgxZn1-xO films are grown on R-plane sapphire substrates and the Schottky diodes are fabricated on the ZnO and MgxZn1-xO films using silver and aluminum as Schottky and ohmic contact metals, respectively. The Schottky diodes have circular patterns, where the inner circle is the Schottky contact, and the outside ring is the ohmic contact. Ag Schottky contact patterns are fabricated using standard liftoff techniques, while the Al ohmic contact patterns are formed using wet chemical etching. These detectors show low frequency photoresponsivity, high speed photoresponse, lower leakage current and low noise performance as compared to their photoconductive counterparts. This invention is also applicable to optical modulators, Metal Semiconductor Field Effect Transistors (MESFETs) and more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignee: Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
    Inventors: Yicheng Lu, Haifeng Sheng, Sriram Muthukumar, Nuri William Emanetoglu, Jian Zhong, Shaohua Liang
  • Patent number: 7394127
    Abstract: A non-volatile memory device includes a pair of source/drain regions disposed in a semiconductor substrate, having a channel region between them. A charge storage oxide layer is disposed on the channel region and overlaps part of each of the pair of source/drain regions. A gate electrode is disposed on the charge storage oxide layer. At least one halo implantation region is formed in the semiconductor substrate adjacent to one of the pair of source/drain regions, and overlapping the charge storage oxide layer. A program operation is performed by trapping electrons in the charge storage oxide layer located near the source/drain region where the halo ion implantation region is formed, and an erase operation is performed by injecting holes into the charge storage oxide layer located near the source/drain region where the halo ion implantation region is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ki-Chul Kim, Geum-Jong Bae, Byoung-jin Lee, Sang-Su Kim
  • Patent number: 7391080
    Abstract: An integrated LDMOS transistor comprises a semiconductor substrate (11), an LDMOS gate region (17), LDMOS source (14) and drain (15) regions, and a channel region (13) arranged beneath the LDMOS gate region, where the channel region interconnects the LDMOS source and drain regions. The LDMOS gate region comprises first (18a) and second (18b) gate insulation layer regions, a centrally located gate-dividing insulation region (19) provided between the first and second gate insulation layer regions, and first (20a) and second (20b) individual gate conducting layer regions, each being provided on top of a respective one of the first and second gate insulation layer regions, and each being an etched outside spacer region at the centrally located insulation layer region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Torkel Arnborg, Ulf Smith
  • Patent number: 7391093
    Abstract: A semiconductor device has a semiconductor device chip with upper and lower terminal electrodes, and upper and lower frames bonded to the upper and lower terminal electrodes, respectively, with solder material, wherein the semiconductor device chip includes: a semiconductor layer of a first conductivity type; a diffusion layer of a second conductivity type, which is selectively formed in the semiconductor layer; a plurality of guard-ring layers of the second conductivity type, which are formed outside of the diffusion layer in the semiconductor layer; an insulating film formed on the semiconductor layer; and a field plate formed of a poly-crystalline silicon film embedded in the insulating film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Mitsuru Watanabe, Tetsuya Fukui