Patents by Inventor Alex S. Goldenberg

Alex S. Goldenberg 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: 20200096971
    Abstract: A method for facilitating part fabrication, such as by automated toolpath generation, can include one or more of: receiving a virtual part; modifying the virtual part; and/or determining toolpaths to fabricate the target part. The toolpaths preferably define an ordered series of additive and subtractive toolpaths, more preferably wherein the additive and subtractive toolpaths are interleaved, which can function to achieve high manufacturing efficiency and/or performance. The method can additionally or alternatively include: generating machine instructions based on the toolpaths; fabricating the target part based on the machine instructions; calibrating the fabrication system; and/or any other suitable elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen T. Connor, Alex S. Goldenberg, Jonathan Hsu, Benjamin D. Voiles, Theodore Charles Sorom
  • Patent number: 10520923
    Abstract: A method for facilitating part fabrication, such as by automated toolpath generation, can include one or more of: receiving a virtual part; modifying the virtual part; and/or determining toolpaths to fabricate the target part. The toolpaths preferably define an ordered series of additive and subtractive toolpaths, more preferably wherein the additive and subtractive toolpaths are interleaved, which can function to achieve high manufacturing efficiency and/or performance. The method can additionally or alternatively include: generating machine instructions based on the toolpaths; fabricating the target part based on the machine instructions; calibrating the fabrication system; and/or any other suitable elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Mantle Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen T. Connor, Alex S. Goldenberg, Jonathan Hsu, Benjamin D. Voiles, Theodore Charles Sorom
  • Publication number: 20190361426
    Abstract: A method for facilitating part fabrication, such as by automated toolpath generation, can include one or more of: receiving a virtual part; modifying the virtual part; and/or determining toolpaths to fabricate the target part. The toolpaths preferably define an ordered series of additive and subtractive toolpaths, more preferably wherein the additive and subtractive toolpaths are interleaved, which can function to achieve high manufacturing efficiency and/or performance. The method can additionally or alternatively include: generating machine instructions based on the toolpaths; fabricating the target part based on the machine instructions; calibrating the fabrication system; and/or any other suitable elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen T. Connor, Alex S. Goldenberg, Jonathan Hsu, Benjamin D. Voiles, Theodore Charles Sorom
  • Patent number: 9492847
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises an actuator that includes an eccentric mass that is coupled to a rotatable shaft of the actuator which defines an axis of rotation. A circuit is coupled to the actuator, the circuit is configured to produce a control signal such that, when the control signal is received by the actuator. The actuator is configured to produce a force effect having a magnitude and a frequency by rotating the mass about the axis of rotation in a first direction. The magnitude of the vibration is based on a duty cycle of the control signal and independent of the frequency. An obstacle member is coupled to the actuator and includes a compliance portion configured to increase energy in the movement of the mass in a second direction opposite to the first direction when the mass comes into contact with the obstacle member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Alex S. Goldenberg, Ramon Alarcon
  • Patent number: 9480820
    Abstract: A medical system comprises a medical probe including an elongated probe body, a lumen extending within the probe body, an axially flexible section, and a push-pull member slidably disposed within the lumen. The system comprises a ditherer mechanically coupled to the member for cyclically displacing it axially back and forth within the lumen, such that the ends of the probe body are axially displaced relative to each other via the axially flexible section. The system further comprises a sensor for sensing a force axially applied to the distal end of the probe body. A method comprises introducing a medical probe into a patient, axially dithering the distal end of the medical probe back and forth relative to the proximal end of the medical probe, and sensing a force applied between tissue of the patient and the distal end of the medical probe while the distal end is axially dithered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: HANSEN MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Alex S. Goldenberg, Randall L. Schlesinger, Eric A. Schultheis
  • Patent number: 9134795
    Abstract: Directional haptic feedback provided in a haptic feedback interface device. An interface device includes at least two actuator assemblies, which each include a moving inertial mass. A single control signal provided to the actuator assemblies at different magnitudes provides directional inertial sensations felt by the user. A greater magnitude waveform can be applied to one actuator to provide a sensation having a direction approximately corresponding to a position of that actuator in the housing. In another embodiment, the actuator assemblies each include a rotary inertial mass and the control signals have different duty cycles to provide directional sensations. For power-consumption efficiency, the control signals can be interlaced or pulsed at a different frequency and duty cycle to reduce average power requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Adam C. Braun, Louis B. Rosenberg, David F. Moore, Kenneth M. Martin, Alex S. Goldenberg
  • Publication number: 20140336452
    Abstract: A system for sexual stimulation includes a first sexual stimulation device having a first sensor and a first actuator and a second sexual stimulation device having a second sensor and a second actuator. The first sexual stimulation device is configured to communicate information from the first sensor to actuate the second actuator of the second sexual stimulation device and the second sexual stimulation device is configured to communicate information from the second sensor to actuate the first actuator of the first sexual stimulation device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Erik J. SHAHOIAN, John A. MCCOY, Alex S. GOLDENBERG
  • Patent number: 8773356
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing tactile sensations are disclosed. For example, one disclosed method includes the steps of outputting a display signal configured to display a graphical object on a touch-sensitive input device; receiving a sensor signal from the touch-sensitive input device, the sensor signal indicating an object contacting the touch-sensitive input device; determining an interaction between the object contacting the touch-sensitive input device and the graphical object; and generating an actuator signal based at least in part on the interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth M. Martin, Steven P. Vassallo, Alex S. Goldenberg, Alexander Jasso, Kollin M. Tierling
  • Patent number: 8593269
    Abstract: A haptic device having a plurality of operational modes, including a first operational mode and a second operational mode is provided. The first operational mode is associated with a frequency range. The second operational mode is associated with a frequency range that is different from the frequency range of the first operational mode. A controller is coupled to the haptic device, and is configured to send the haptic device a plurality of control schemes. Each control scheme is uniquely associated with an operational mode from the plurality of operational modes. Another embodiment provides a method that includes providing power to a haptic device configured to cause the haptic device to provide a haptic sensation above a pre-determined sensation threshold. A voltage pulse that is configured to change the haptic sensation output by the haptic device by a pre-determined amount within a pre-determined time period is also applied to the haptic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Danny A. Grant, Kollin M. Tierling, Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez, Alex S. Goldenberg
  • Patent number: 8519947
    Abstract: A method is disclosed that includes outputting haptic feedback based on a movement of an object in a first direction from a first position to a second position. The haptic feedback is discontinued when the object is moved in a second direction opposite the first direction subsequent to the movement in the first direction. The haptic feedback is output again when the object moves past the second position in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez, Danny A Grant, Alex S Goldenberg, Daniel H Gomez
  • Patent number: 8519948
    Abstract: A method is disclosed that includes outputting haptic feedback based on a movement of an object in a first direction from a first position to a second position. The haptic feedback is discontinued when the object is moved in a second direction opposite the first direction subsequent to the movement in the first direction. The haptic feedback is output again when the object moves past the second position in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez, Danny A Grant, Alex S Goldenberg, Daniel H Gomez
  • Patent number: 8427286
    Abstract: A haptic device having a plurality of operational modes, including a first operational mode and a second operational mode is provided. The first operational mode is associated with a frequency range. The second operational mode is associated with a frequency range that is different from the frequency range of the first operational mode. A controller is coupled to the haptic device, and is configured to send the haptic device a plurality of control schemes. Each control scheme is uniquely associated with an operational mode from the plurality of operational modes. Another embodiment provides a method that includes providing power to a haptic device configured to cause the haptic device to provide a haptic sensation above a pre-determined sensation threshold. A voltage pulse that is configured to change the haptic sensation output by the haptic device by a pre-determined amount within a pre-determined time period is also applied to the haptic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Danny A. Grant, Kollin M. Tierling, Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez, Alex S. Goldenberg
  • Patent number: 8372019
    Abstract: A medical system comprises a medical probe including an elongated probe body, a lumen extending within the probe body, an axially flexible section, and a push-pull member slidably disposed within the lumen. The system comprises a ditherer mechanically coupled to the member for cyclically displacing it axially back and forth within the lumen, such that the ends of the probe body are axially displaced relative to each other via the axially flexible section. The system further comprises a sensor for sensing a force axially applied to the distal end of the probe body. A method comprises introducing a medical probe into a patient, axially dithering the distal end of the medical probe back and forth relative to the proximal end of the medical probe, and sensing a force applied between tissue of the patient and the distal end of the medical probe while the distal end is axially dithered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Hansen Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex S. Goldenberg, Randall L. Schlesinger, Eric A. Schultheis
  • Publication number: 20130027324
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing tactile sensations are disclosed. For example, one disclosed method includes the steps of outputting a display signal configured to display a graphical object on a touch-sensitive input device; receiving a sensor signal from the touch-sensitive input device, the sensor signal indicating an object contacting the touch-sensitive input device; determining an interaction between the object contacting the touch-sensitive input device and the graphical object; and generating an actuator signal based at least in part on the interaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth M. Martin, Steven P. Vassallo, Alex S. Goldenberg, Alexander Jasso, Kollin Tierling
  • Patent number: 8159461
    Abstract: Products and processes for providing tactile sensations to input devices or electronic devices are provided. Input devices include mechanical input devices (such as, for example, mechanical switches) and non-mechanical input devices (such as, for example, touchpads). Tactile feedback is provided by using an actuator or other means in communication with the input device or electronic device. A controller may be employed to receive signals from the input devices and control the actuator. Tactile feedback to an input device or electronic device may be provided in response to one or more events or situations. Such an event or situation may be any one designated. Examples of such events and situations include the level of pressure placed on an input device; the availability or lack of availability of a function associated with an input device; and the function, menu, or mode of operation associated with an input device's activation. A variety of feedback types and combinations may be selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth M. Martin, Steven P. Vassallo, Alex S. Goldenberg, Alexander Jasso, Kollin M. Tierling
  • Patent number: 8083691
    Abstract: A medical system comprises a medical probe including an elongated probe body, a lumen extending within the probe body, an axially flexible section, and a push-pull rod slidably disposed within the lumen. The system comprises a ditherer mechanically coupled to the rod for cyclically displacing it axially back and forth within the lumen, such that the ends of the probe body are axially displaced relative to each other via the axially flexible section. The system further comprises a sensor for sensing a force axially applied to the distal end of the probe body. A method comprises introducing a medical probe into a patient, axially dithering the distal end of the medical probe back and forth relative to the proximal end of the medical probe, and sensing a force applied between tissue of the patient and the distal end of the medical probe while the distal end is axially dithered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Hansen Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex S. Goldenberg, Randall L. Schlesinger, Eric A. Schultheis
  • Publication number: 20110102340
    Abstract: Products and processes for providing tactile sensations to input devices or electronic devices are provided. Input devices include mechanical input devices (such as, for example, mechanical switches) and non-mechanical input devices (such as, for example, touchpads). Tactile feedback is provided by using an actuator or other means in communication with the input device or electronic device. A controller may be employed to receive signals from the input devices and control the actuator. Tactile feedback to an input device or electronic device may be provided in response to one or more events or situations. Such an event or situation may be any one designated. Examples of such events and situations include the level of pressure placed on an input device; the availability or lack of availability of a function associated with an input device; and the function, menu, or mode of operation associated with an input device's activation. A variety of feedback types and combinations may be selected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth M. Martin, Steven P. Vassallo, Alex S. Goldenberg, Alexander Jasso, Kollin Tierling
  • Patent number: 7821493
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for providing tactile sensations. For one embodiment a first frequency at which to output a tactile sensation is received. A second frequency higher than the first frequency is determined. The second frequency is based on a frequency at which an inertial actuator outputs a second tactile sensation. A waveform having the first frequency and a waveform having the second frequency is combined to produce a signal configured to cause a composite tactile sensation at the second frequency, the composite tactile sensation conveying the first frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Kollin M. Tierling, Adam C. Braun, Alex S. Goldenberg
  • Publication number: 20100253487
    Abstract: A haptic device having a plurality of operational modes, including a first operational mode and a second operational mode is provided. The first operational mode is associated with a frequency range. The second operational mode is associated with a frequency range that is different from the frequency range of the first operational mode. A controller is coupled to the haptic device, and is configured to send the haptic device a plurality of control schemes. Each control scheme is uniquely associated with an operational mode from the plurality of operational modes. Another embodiment provides a method that includes providing power to a haptic device configured to cause the haptic device to provide a haptic sensation above a pre-determined sensation threshold. A voltage pulse that is configured to change the haptic sensation output by the haptic device by a pre-determined amount within a pre-determined time period is also applied to the haptic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Danny A. GRANT, Kollin M. TIERLING, Juan Manuel CRUZ-HERNANDEZ, Alex S. GOLDENBERG
  • Patent number: 7808488
    Abstract: Products and processes for providing tactile sensations to input devices or electronic devices are provided. Input devices include mechanical input devices (such as, for example, mechanical switches) and non-mechanical input devices (such as, for example, touchpads). Tactile feedback is provided by using an actuator or other means in communication with the input device or electronic device. A controller may be employed to receive signals from the input devices and control the actuator. Tactile feedback to an input device or electronic device may be provided in response to one or more events or situations. Such an event or situation may be any one designated. Examples of such events and situations include the level of pressure placed on an input device; the availability or lack of availability of a function associated with an input device; and the function, menu, or mode of operation associated with an input device's activation. A variety of feedback types and combinations may be selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth M. Martin, Steven P. Vassallo, Alex S. Goldenberg, Alexander Jasso, Kollin Tierling