Patents by Inventor Aaron Klein

Aaron Klein 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: 10534331
    Abstract: A building automation system may adjust operation of a building system based upon information regarding the relative location of one or more users of the building automation system. In some embodiments, a mobile device having location services for determining a location of the mobile device may provide this information. A mobile device may include a user interface, a memory for storing two or more predetermined geo-fences each defining a different sized region about a home of a user of the mobile device and a controller operatively coupled to user interface and the memory, the controller configured to accept a selection of one of the two or more predetermined geo-fences via the user interface. The controller may report when the location of the mobile device crosses the selected one of the two or more predetermined geo-fences to a remote device. Other geofencing approaches are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Ademco Inc.
    Inventors: David Quam, Kevin Weirich, Aaron Klein, Gabriel Bergman, Christopher Goh, Jonathan Frenz, Riley Gerszewski, Rudolph Gamberini, Steven c. Nichols, Ix
  • Publication number: 20200000992
    Abstract: Dialysis devices include a frame defined by a plurality of sidewalls that are impermeable to a sample being dialyzed, a pair of dialysis membranes that are each associated with an opposing face of the plurality of sidewalls such that the plurality of sidewalls and the pair of dialysis membranes define a sample chamber, an outer shell surrounding at least a portion of the pair of dialysis membranes, and a cap selectively associated with the sample chamber. The cap can be selectively associated with the sample chamber via an attachment mechanism that is configured to provide aural and/or haptic feedback when the cap forms a tight association with the sample chamber. The cap can be a sensor cap having one or more probes for measuring at least one property of fluid inside and/or outside the sample chamber and a transmitter for transmitting data captured at the probe(s) to a destination device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Kay Opperman, Barbara Kaboord, Aaron McBride, Greg Nagy, Sandro Klein, Joanna Geddes
  • Patent number: 10499987
    Abstract: A probe for resecting and coagulating tissue comprises an outer sleeve having a tissue cutting window and an inner sleeve having a tissue cutting distal end. And RF cutting region is formed at the distal end of the inner member and an RF coagulation region is formed on an exterior surface of the inner member immediately proximal to the cutting surface. A single power supply providing a single RF energy mode can be connected to both RF applicator regions to simultaneously cut and coagulate tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Aaron Germain, John H. Shadduck, Michael D. Walker, Kyle Klein, Csaba Truckai
  • Publication number: 20190336166
    Abstract: A fluid management system for use with a fluid reservoir includes an inflow pump and an outflow pump. The inflow pump is connectable to a probe for delivering a distention fluid to a body cavity. The outflow pump removes the distention fluid through the same probe, thus establishing a re-circulating volume of distention fluid within the body cavity. The removed fluid is filtered and returned to a fluid reservoir for eventual recycling to the body cavity. A controller adjusts the flow rates of the inflow pump and the outflow pump to maintain a pre-selected fluid pressure or volume within the body cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Csaba Truckai, Aaron Germain, Kyle Klein, John H. Shadduck, Michael D. Walker, Benedek Orczy-Timko, Balazs Lesko
  • Publication number: 20190332343
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein that are capable of making a state-based determination of information to be displayed on a screen region of a hinge that is coupled to other screen regions. For instance, a state of a hinge that is coupled between a first screen region and a second screen region may be determined. Information that is to be displayed on a third screen region that is provided on the hinge may be determine based at least in part on the state of the hinge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Roger Sebastian Sylvan, Aaron M. Burns, Kenneth L. Kiemele, Charlene Mary Jeune, Christian Sadak, John B. Hesketh, Jeffrey R. Sipko, Christian Klein, Gregg R. Wygonik, Sophors Khut, Michael R. Thomas, Ricardo Arturo Espinoza Reyes
  • Publication number: 20190321096
    Abstract: The tissue cutting device comprises an elongated assembly including both an outer sleeve and an inner sleeve. The outer sleeve has a tissue-receiving window, and the inner sleeve has a distal end which cuts tissue as the inner sleeve is advanced past the window. The tissue is received into a lumen of the inner sleeve, and the inner sleeve lumen is typically enlarged in a proximal direction to reduce the tendency of resected tissue to lodge therein. The tissue displacement member is optionally provided at a distal end of the outer sleeve to further aid in dislodging tissue which becomes captured in a distal end of the inner sleeve of the lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Aaron Germain, Kyle Klein, Benedek Orczy-Timko, John H. Shadduck, Michael D. Walker, Csaba Truckai, Balazs Lesko
  • Patent number: 10441353
    Abstract: The tissue cutting device comprises an elongated assembly including both an outer sleeve and an inner sleeve. The outer sleeve has a tissue-receiving window, and the inner sleeve has a distal end which cuts tissue as the inner sleeve is advanced past the window. The tissue is received into a lumen of the inner sleeve, and the inner sleeve lumen is typically enlarged in a proximal direction to reduce the tendency of resected tissue to lodge therein. The tissue displacement member is optionally provided at a distal end of the outer sleeve to further aid in dislodging tissue which becomes captured in a distal end of the inner sleeve of the lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Aaron Germain, Kyle Klein, Benedek Orczy-Timko, John H. Shadduck, Michael D. Walker, Csaba Truckai, Balazs Lesko
  • Patent number: 10368912
    Abstract: A fluid management system for use with a fluid reservoir includes an inflow pump and an outflow pump. The inflow pump is connectable to a probe for delivering a distention fluid to a body cavity. The outflow pump removes the distention fluid through the same probe, thus establishing a re-circulating volume of distention fluid within the body cavity. The removed fluid is filtered and returned to a fluid reservoir for eventual recycling to the body cavity. A controller adjusts the flow rates of the inflow pump and the outflow pump to maintain a pre-selected fluid pressure or volume within the body cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Csaba Truckai, Aaron Germain, Kyle Klein, John H. Shadduck, Michael D. Walker, Benedek Orczy-Timko, Balazs Lesko
  • Patent number: 10346117
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein that are capable of making a state-based determination of information to be displayed on a screen region of a hinge that is coupled to other screen regions. For instance, a state of a hinge that is coupled between a first screen region and a second screen region may be determined. Information that is to be displayed on a third screen region that is provided on the hinge may be determine based at least in part on the state of the hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Roger Sebastian Sylvan, Aaron M. Burns, Kenneth L. Kiemele, Charlene Mary Jeune, Christian Sadak, John B. Hesketh, Jeffrey R. Sipko, Christian Klein, Gregg R. Wygonik, Sophors Khut, Michael R. Thomas, Ricardo Arturo Espinoza Reyes
  • Patent number: 10340950
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to techniques for encoding, generally including obtaining a payload, determining a set of internal nodes to distribute one or more non-payload bits to based, at least in part, on a target maximum likelihood (ML) search space size for internal nodes in a polar decoding tree, a search space size of each of the internal nodes, and an available number of the non-payload bits left to distribute, forming an information stream by interleaving the non-payload bits with bits of the payload by, for each internal node in the set of internal nodes, assigning one or more non-payload bits to one or more leaf nodes in a subtree rooted at that internal node in the set of internal nodes, and generating a codeword by encoding the information stream using a Polar code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Aaron Klein, Abhinav Sridhar
  • Patent number: 10327842
    Abstract: A medical device includes an elongated sleeve having a longitudinal axis, a proximal end and a distal end. A cutting member having a plurality of sharp edges is formed from a wear-resistant ceramic material is carried at the distal end of the elongated sleeve. A motor drive is coupled to the proximal end of the elongated sleeve to rotate the sleeve at cutting member at high RPMs to cut bone and other hard tissue. An electrode is carried in a distal portion of ceramic cutting member for RF ablation of tissue when the sleeve and cutting member are is a stationary position. In methods of use, (i) the ceramic member can be engaged against bone and then rotated at high speed to cut bone tissue, and (ii) the ceramic member can be held in a stationary (non-rotating) position to engage tissue and RF energy can be delivered to the electrode to create a plasma that ablates tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: RELIGN Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron Germain, Kyle Klein, Michael D. Walker, Ben Poser
  • Publication number: 20190058490
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to techniques for encoding, generally including obtaining a payload, determining a set of internal nodes to distribute one or more non-payload bits to based, at least in part, on a target maximum likelihood (ML) search space size for internal nodes in a polar decoding tree, a search space size of each of the internal nodes, and an available number of the non-payload bits left to distribute, forming an information stream by interleaving the non-payload bits with bits of the payload by, for each internal node in the set of internal nodes, assigning one or more non-payload bits to one or more leaf nodes in a subtree rooted at that internal node in the set of internal nodes, and generating a codeword by encoding the information stream using a Polar code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Aaron KLEIN, Abhinav SRIDHAR
  • Publication number: 20180017278
    Abstract: Systems, assemblies, and methods include features for selecting a fan speed priority setting to facilitate dehumidification of a space while maintaining a comfortable temperature in the building across a range of cooling loads. In one example, an electronic assembly may operate a multi-speed fan at a lower fan speed or higher fan speed based, at least in part, on a current cooling load on the cooling system of the building and a dehumidification high fan speed priority setting entered by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Aaron Klein, Robert Schnell, David Schultz
  • Publication number: 20150163631
    Abstract: A building automation system may adjust operation of a building system based upon information regarding the relative location of one or more users of the building automation system. In some embodiments, a mobile device having location services for determining a location of the mobile device may provide this information. A mobile device may include a user interface, a memory for storing two or more predetermined geo-fences each defining a different sized region about a home of a user of the mobile device and a controller operatively coupled to user interface and the memory, the controller configured to accept a selection of one of the two or more predetermined geo-fences via the user interface. The controller may report when the location of the mobile device crosses the selected one of the two or more predetermined geo-fences to a remote device. Other geofencing approaches are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventors: David Quam, Kevin Weirich, Aaron Klein, Gabriel Bergman, Christopher Goh, Jonathan Frenz, Riley Gerszewski, Rudolph Gamberini, Steven C. Nichols, Ix
  • Patent number: 8788277
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for processing compression encoded signals are provided. In some embodiments, a signal processing method is provided that includes receiving a subband of a compression encoded signal at a subband processor, generating envelope information regarding the subband of the compression encoded signal to provide changes in the dynamic range of the compression encoded signal for fixed-point digital signal processing, processing the compression encoded signal with a fixed-point companding digital signal processor using the envelope information, and producing a processed compression encoded signal at the output of the subband processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
    Inventors: Christos Vezyrtzis, Aaron Klein, Yannis Tsividis, Daniel P. W. Ellis
  • Patent number: 8047883
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to wiring terminations. Wiring terminations can be used in any suitable device such as a wiring device. The wiring termination is configured to selectively receive a distal end of a wire therein. The wire termination mechanism includes at least a first position for receiving the distal end of the wire, and a second position for terminating the distal end of the wire against the respective electrical contact upon an actuation thereof from the first position to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Montalbano, Gregory Montalbano, Aaron Klein
  • Publication number: 20110116551
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for processing compression encoded signals are provided. In some embodiments, a signal processing method is provided that includes receiving a subband of a compression encoded signal at a subband processor, generating envelope information regarding the subband of the compression encoded signal to provide changes in the dynamic range of the compression encoded signal for fixed-point digital signal processing, processing the compression encoded signal with a fixed-point companding digital signal processor using the envelope information, and producing a processed compression encoded signal at the output of the subband processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK
    Inventors: Christos VEZYRTZIS, Aaron KLEIN, Yannis TSIVIDIS, Daniel P.W. ELLIS
  • Patent number: 7852470
    Abstract: A portable substance identification system and method are configured to identify at least one detection target faster and with greater accuracy than is possible using prior substance identification systems and/or prior substance identification techniques. An embodiment of the portable substance identification system includes a portable substance identification device containing a Raman spectrometer, and a collection stem that includes a dry collector. One or more reservoirs for a liquid medium and/or a reagent can be formed in a cartridge that is configured to couple with a portable substance identification device. The cartridge has a chamber in which the reagent, liquid medium, and a detection target picked up by the dry collector are mixed. A magnet, positioned at a slant angle, can be used to form at least one pellet of aggregated magnetic particles within a pellet forming area of the chamber. The pellet is formed to maximize its surface area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Morpho Detection, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Craig Burrell, Frank Mondello, Tracy Lynn Paxon, William Scott Sutherland, Christopher Montalbano, Gregory Montalbano, Aaron Klein
  • Patent number: 7847932
    Abstract: Portable substance identification system and method are configured to identify at least one detection target faster and with greater accuracy than is possible using prior substance identification systems and/or prior substance identification techniques. An embodiment of the portable substance identification system includes a portable substance identification device containing a Raman spectrometer, and a collection stem that includes a collector. One or more reservoirs for a liquid medium and/or at least one reagent can be formed in the collection stem. The cartridge can include a chamber in which the reagents, liquid medium, and at least one detection target picked up by the collector are mixed. A magnet, positioned at a slant angle, can be used to form at least one pellet of aggregated magnetic particles within a pellet forming area of the chamber. The pellet is formed to maximize its surface area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Morpho Detection, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Craig Burrell, Frank Mondello, Tracy Lynn Paxon, William Scott Sutherland, Christopher Montalbano, Gregory Montalbano, Aaron Klein
  • Publication number: 20100304624
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to wining terminations. Wiring terminations cad be used in any suitable device such as a wiring device. The wiring termination is configured to selectively receive a distal end of a wire therein. The wire termination mechanism includes at least a first position for receiving the distal end of the wire, and a second position for terminating the distal end of the wire against the respective electrical contact upon an actuation thereof from the first position to the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: LEVITON MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: Christopher Montalbano, Gregory Montalbano, Aaron Klein