Patents by Inventor Alan Kramer

Alan Kramer 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: 20180271454
    Abstract: The system and method described herein represent a totally new paradigm for assessing risk in critically ill patients by identifying physiologic patterns associated with a poor outcome. It then uses this information to detect these patterns on future patients, sending alerts to clinicians caring for patients with one or more of them. Moreover, the system and method can be extended to outcomes other than mortality, and can be adapted for use in a specific hospital system's EMR. The “code footprint” for embedding the patterns that indicate a trigger is small and thus favorably suited for embedding into an existing clinical decision support system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: Prescient Healthcare Consulting, LLC
    Inventor: Andrew Alan Kramer
  • Patent number: 9361440
    Abstract: In a biometric sensor system and method, storage of acquired biometric data and/or processing of that data may be shifted from specialized secure processing hardware to host system resources for improved speed and reduced cost of biometric sensor devices and systems. Stored data may be encrypted and/or signed by the specialized secure processing hardware and/or software. A database of authorized biometric data (e.g., patterns or key features representing all or a portion of the fingerprints of authorized users) may be stored on the host system either encrypted or non-encrypted or both. Preliminary matching against a database of many enrolled fingerprints may be accomplished by the system processor to ease the processing burden on the specialized secure processing hardware/software. Final match confirmation remains within exclusive control of the specialized secure processing hardware/software in order to prevent data tampering or other efforts to defeat the security provided by biometric identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Alan Kramer
  • Patent number: 9235747
    Abstract: An integrated leadframe and bezel structure includes a planar carrier frame, a plurality of bonding leads, a die pad region, and a bezel structure. The bezel structure includes a bending portion shaped and disposed to facilitate a portion of said bezel structure being bent out of the plane of said carrier frame. A sensor IC may be secured to the die pad region, and wire bonds made to permit external connection to the sensor IC. The bezel structure includes portions which are bent such that their upper extent is in or above a sensing surface. The assembly is encapsulated, exposing on the top surface part of the bezel portions and the upper surface of the sensor IC, and on the bottom surface the contact pads. Two or more bezel portions may be provided, one or more on each side of the sensor IC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Robert Bond, Alan Kramer, Giovanni Gozzini
  • Patent number: 8772884
    Abstract: A biometric sensor device, such as a fingerprint sensor, comprises a substrate to which is mounted a die on which is formed a sensor array and at least one conductive bezel. The die and the bezel are encased in a unitary encapsulation structure to protect those elements from mechanical, electrical, and environmental damage, yet with a portion of the sensor array and the bezel exposed or at most thinly covered by the encapsulation or other coating material structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Henry Bond, Alan Kramer, Giovanni Gozzini
  • Publication number: 20130320464
    Abstract: A biometric sensor device, such as a fingerprint sensor, comprises a substrate to which is mounted a die on which is formed a sensor array and at least one conductive bezel. The die and the bezel are encased in a unitary encapsulation structure to protect those elements from mechanical, electrical, and environmental damage, yet with a portion of the sensor array and the bezel exposed or at most thinly covered by the encapsulation or other coating material structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: ROBERT HENRY BOND, ALAN KRAMER, GIOVANNI GOZZINI
  • Patent number: 8582837
    Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) package includes at least one light source disposed together with an IC structure within an encapsulation structure. The material forming the encapsulation structure is generally opaque. Accordingly, the light source and at least a portion of the IC are not visible to the unaided human eye. The thickness and geometry of the encapsulation are such that when the light source is caused to emit light, the encapsulation structure permits at least a portion of that light to be visible to a user. The IC may be a portion of a fingerprint sensor, exposed for receiving a fingertip of a user. The light source, or a plurality of such light sources, may be functional (e.g., providing visual indication of the of the condition or state of an item of hardware or software, assist the user in operation of a device), be primarily aesthetic, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Authentec, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Henry Bond, Alan Kramer, Giovanni Gozzini
  • Patent number: 8569875
    Abstract: A biometric sensor device, such as a fingerprint sensor, comprises a substrate to which is mounted a die on which is formed a sensor array and at least one conductive bezel. The die and the bezel are encased in a unitary encapsulation structure to protect those elements from mechanical, electrical, and environmental damage, yet with a portion of the sensor array and the bezel exposed or at most thinly covered by the encapsulation or other coating material structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Authentec, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Henry Bond, Alan Kramer, Giovanni Gozzini
  • Patent number: 8471345
    Abstract: A biometric sensor assembly comprises a substrate to which is mounted a die containing sensor circuitry, at least one conductive bezel having a visual indicator region formed therein, and electrically connected to said die by way of said substrate, a light source, and a light-directing region directing light from the light source to the visual indicator region. The die, the light-directing region, and the bezel are encased in an encapsulation structure such that a portion of a surface of the die and the visual indication region are exposed or at most thinly covered by the encapsulation structure. The light-directing region directs light emitted by the light source within the encapsulation structure to the visual indicator region. Desired indicia in the visual indicator region may thereby be illuminated, while the die and bezel, and optionally the light source, are protected by the encapsulation structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Authentec, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Henry Bond, Alan Kramer, Giovanni Gozzini
  • Patent number: 8378508
    Abstract: A biometric sensor device, such as a fingerprint sensor, comprises a substrate to which is mounted a die on which is formed a sensor array and at least one conductive bezel. The die and the bezel are encased in a unitary encapsulation structure to protect those elements from mechanical, electrical, and environmental damage, yet with a portion of the sensor array and the bezel exposed or at most thinly covered by the encapsulation or other coating material structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Authentec, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Henry Bond, Alan Kramer, Giovanni Gozzini
  • Patent number: 8255322
    Abstract: Bank float is assigned using a dual source bank float system by first determining which of a plurality of checks will be processed via a paper route and which will be processed via an image route. For the checks that will be processed via the paper route, a set of rules will be determined. For the checks that will be processed via the image route, a different set of rules will be determined. A bank float is applied to the paper checks using the paper set of rules and bank float is assigned to the image checks using the image set of rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth Lee Jaramillo, Douglas P Elliott, James Alan Kramer, Jr., Melvin Gregory Nixon, James William Stark, III
  • Patent number: 8073204
    Abstract: An improved fingerprint sensing device is provided with multiple sensing apparatus, two or more of which operating on different sensing principles. For example, a capacitive sensor may be integrally formed with an optical sensor on a single substrate. Ideally, the multiple sensing apparatus are disposed such that they may sense nearly identical portions of a fingerprint simultaneously. A primary sensor may be employed to establish the identity of a user based on a fingerprint, while a secondary sensor may be employed to establish that the fingerprint is part of a live human (anti-spoofing). Integrated light sources may be provided to drive an optical sensor. The light sources may also provide visual cues for usage, and enhance the aesthetics of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Authentec, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Kramer, Giovanni Gozzini
  • Publication number: 20110215484
    Abstract: A biometric sensor device, such as a fingerprint sensor, comprises a substrate to which is mounted a die on which is formed a sensor array and at least one conductive bezel. The die and the bezel are encased in a unitary encapsulation structure to protect those elements from mechanical, electrical, and environmental damage, yet with a portion of the sensor array and the bezel exposed or at most thinly covered by the encapsulation or other coating material structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: UPEK, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Bond, Alan Kramer, Giovanni Gozzini
  • Publication number: 20110215341
    Abstract: A biometric sensor assembly comprises a substrate to which is mounted a die containing sensor circuitry, at least one conductive bezel having a visual indicator region formed therein, and electrically connected to said die by way of said substrate, a light source, and a light-directing region directing light from the light source to the visual indicator region. The die, the light-directing region, and the bezel are encased in an encapsulation structure such that a portion of a surface of the die and the visual indication region are exposed or at most thinly covered by the encapsulation structure. The light-directing region directs light emitted by the light source within the encapsulation structure to the visual indicator region. Desired indicia in the visual indicator region may thereby be illuminated, while the die and bezel, and optionally the light source, are protected by the encapsulation structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: UPEK, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Bond, Alan Kramer, Giovanni Gozzini
  • Patent number: 7768273
    Abstract: A planar fingerprint pattern detecting array includes a large number of individual skin-distance sensing cells that are arranged in a row/column configuration. Each sensing cell includes a first capacitor plate placed vertically under the upper surface of a dielectric layer and a second capacitor plate that is placed vertically under the upper surface of the dielectric layer in close horizontal spatial relation to the first capacitor plate. Electrostatic discharge protection relative to electrostatic potential that may be carried by an ungrounded fingertip is provided by placing a number of grounded metal paths within the dielectric layer to spatially surround each of the first and second capacitor plates, this being done in a manner that does not disturb the ungrounded state of the fingertip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: UPEK, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Kalnitsky, Alan Kramer
  • Publication number: 20100169201
    Abstract: Bank float is assigned using a dual source bank float system by first determining which of a plurality of checks will be processed via a paper route and which will be processed via an image route. For the checks that will be processed via the paper route, a set of rules will be determined. For the checks that will be processed via the image route, a different set of rules will be determined. A bank float is applied to the paper checks using the paper set of rules and bank float is assigned to the image checks using the image set of rules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenneth Lee Jaramillo, Douglas P. Elliott, James Alan Kramer, JR., Melvin Gregory Nixon, James William Stark, III
  • Publication number: 20100127366
    Abstract: An integrated leadframe and bezel structure includes a planar carrier frame, a plurality of bonding leads, a die pad region, and a bezel structure. The bezel structure includes a bending portion shaped and disposed to facilitate a portion of said bezel structure being bent out of the plane of said carrier frame. A sensor IC may be secured to the die pad region, and wire bonds made to permit external connection to the sensor IC. The bezel structure includes portions which are bent such that their upper extent is in or above a sensing surface. The assembly is encapsulated, exposing on the top surface part of the bezel portions and the upper surface of the sensor IC, and on the bottom surface the contact pads. Two or more bezel portions may be provided, one or more on each side of the sensor IC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2008
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Applicant: UPEK, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Bond, Alan Kramer, Giovanni Gozzini
  • Publication number: 20090166411
    Abstract: An improved fingerprint sensing device is provided with multiple sensing apparatus, two or more of which operating on different sensing principles. For example, a capacitive sensor may be integrally formed with an optical sensor on a single substrate. Ideally, the multiple sensing apparatus are disposed such that they may sense nearly identical portions of a fingerprint simultaneously. A primary sensor may be employed to establish the identity of a user based on a fingerprint, while a secondary sensor may be employed to establish that the fingerprint is part of a live human (anti-spoofing). Integrated light sources may be provided to drive an optical sensor. The light sources may also provide visual cues for usage, and enhance the aesthetics of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2007
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: UPEK, INC.
    Inventors: Alan Kramer, Giovanni Gozzini
  • Patent number: RE41658
    Abstract: A neural network including a number of synaptic weighting elements, and a neuron stage; each of the synaptic weighting elements having a respective synaptic input connection supplied with a respective input signal; and the neuron stage having inputs connected to the synaptic weighting elements, and being connected to an output of the neural network supplying a digital output signal. The accumulated weighted inputs are represented as conductances, and a conductance-mode neuron is used to apply nonlinearity and produce an output. The synaptic weighting elements are formed by memory cells programmable to different threshold voltage levels, so that each presents a respective programmable conductance; and the neuron stage provides for measuring conductance on the basis of the current through the memory cells, and for generating a binary output signal on the basis of the total conductance of the synaptic elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics S.r.l.
    Inventors: Vito Fabbrizio, Gianluca Colli, Alan Kramer
  • Patent number: D652332
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Authentec, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Henry Bond, Alan Kramer, Giovanni Gozzini
  • Patent number: D652333
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Authentec, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Henry Bond, Alan Kramer, Giovanni Gozzini