Patents by Inventor Ara N. Knaian

Ara N. Knaian 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: 10909936
    Abstract: A bistable electro-optic display has a plurality of pixels, each of which is capable of displaying at least three gray levels. The display is driven by a method comprising: storing a look-up table containing data representing the impulses necessary to convert an initial gray level to a final gray level; storing data representing at least an initial state of each pixel of the display; receiving an input signal representing a desired final state of at least one pixel of the display; and generating an output signal representing the impulse necessary to convert the initial state of said one pixel to the desired final state thereof, as determined from said look-up table. The invention also provides a method for reducing the remnant voltage of an electro-optic display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Robert W. Zehner, Holly G. Gates, Karl Raymond Amundson, Joanna F. Au, Ara N. Knaian, Alexandros Cosmos Arango, Jonathan L. Zalesky
  • Publication number: 20190320989
    Abstract: Embodiments related to methods and wearable medical detecting systems for detecting disease states and/or treatment states of a subject are described. In one embodiment, a wearable structure may include one or more radiation detectors use to detect a time varying radiation signal emitted from a labeled compound within a body portion of interest. The radiation signal may be analyzed to determine one or more signal characteristics that may be compared to one or more predetermined standard characteristics associated with known disease and/or treatment states to determine a current disease and/or treatment state of a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: Biogen MA Inc.
    Inventors: Ajay Verma, Elliot Greenblatt, Ira Spool, Seth O. Newburg, Guy M. Danner, Ara N. Knaian, Rachel M. Chaney
  • Publication number: 20190200943
    Abstract: Various embodiments of medical detector systems as well as their methods of operation are disclosed. In one embodiment, one or more detectors are coupled to wearable structures for detecting at least a first tracer within a body portion. In another embodiment, one or more detectors are coupled to a wearable structure, where the detector corresponds to a CMOS chip that directly detects a first radioactive tracer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Biogen MA Inc.
    Inventors: Ajay Verma, Marisa J. Bober, Victoria Cabot, Courtney D. Hilliard, Ara N. Knaian, Seth O. Newburg, John William Hoppin, Karl F. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10206639
    Abstract: Various embodiments of medical detector systems as well as their methods of operation are disclosed. In one embodiment, one or more detectors are coupled to wearable structures for detecting at least a first tracer within a body portion. In another embodiment, one or more detectors are coupled to a wearable structure, where the detector corresponds to a CMOS chip that directly detects a first radioactive tracer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Biogen MA Inc.
    Inventors: Ajay Verma, Marisa J. Bober, Victoria Cabot, Courtney D. Hilliard, Ara N. Knaian, Seth O. Newburg, John William Hoppin, Karl F. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9929515
    Abstract: A module interface of a modular electronic device includes a data interface, coupled to a module communication network of the modular electronic device, that enables data transfer between the module communication network and modules coupled to the data interface; a power interface, coupled to a module power network of the modular electronic device, that enables power transfer between the module power network and modules coupled to the power interface; and a mechanical interface, coupled to a chassis of the modular mobile electronic device, that enables modules to be removably and mechanically coupled to the modular electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Paul Eremenko, David Nathaniel Fishman, Seth Newburg, Ara N Knaian, Boyan Kurtovich, Shahriar Khushrushahi, Gad Amit, Inbal Etgar, Daniel Joseph Clifton
  • Patent number: 9886886
    Abstract: An electro-optic display, having at least one pixel capable of achieving any one of at least four different gray levels including two extreme optical states, is driven by displaying a first image on the display, and rewriting the display to display a second image thereon, wherein, during the rewriting of the display, any pixel which has undergone a number of transitions exceeding a predetermined value without touching an extreme optical state, is driven to at least one extreme optical state before driving that pixel to its final optical state in the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Karl R. Amundson, Robert W. Zehner, Ara N. Knaian, Benjamin Zion
  • Publication number: 20170357138
    Abstract: A front plane laminate useful in the manufacture of electro-optic displays comprises, in order, a light-transmissive electrically-conductive layer, a layer of an electro-optic medium in electrical contact with the electrically-conductive layer, an adhesive layer and a release sheet. This front plane laminate can be prepared as a continuous web, cut to size, the release sheet removed and the laminate laminated to a backplane to form a display. Methods for providing conductive vias through the electro-optic medium and for testing the front plane laminate are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Richard D. LeCain, Ara N. Knaian, Steven J. O'Neil, Gregg M. Duthaler, Guy M. Danner, Robert W. Zehner, Alberto Goenaga, Benjamin Max Davis, Randolph W. Chan, Jonathan D. Albert, Glen Crossley
  • Patent number: 9778536
    Abstract: A front plane laminate useful in the manufacture of electro-optic displays comprises, in order, a light-transmissive electrically-conductive layer, a layer of an electro-optic medium in electrical contact with the electrically-conductive layer, an adhesive layer and a release sheet. This front plane laminate can be prepared as a continuous web, cut to size, the release sheet removed and the laminate laminated to a backplane to form a display. Methods for providing conductive vias through the electro-optic medium and for testing the front plane laminate are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Richard D. LeCain, Ara N. Knaian, Steven J. O'Neil, Gregg M. Duthaler, Guy M. Danner, Robert W. Zehner, Alberto Goenaga, Benjamin Max Davis, Randolph W. Chan, Jonathan D. Albert, Glen Crossley
  • Publication number: 20170272558
    Abstract: A system for enabling RF communication of a modular mobile electronic device includes a set of antennas that enable RF communication of modules removably coupled to the modular mobile electronic device and an antenna control system, including an antenna routing system, wherein the antenna routing system controls electrical coupling between the set of antennas and the modular mobile electronic device, wherein the antenna tuning system is integrated into a chassis of the modular mobile electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Paul Eremenko, David Nathaniel Fishman, Derek Linden, Seth Newburg, Ara N. Knaian
  • Patent number: 9733540
    Abstract: A front plane laminate useful in the manufacture of electro-optic displays comprises, in order, a light-transmissive electrically-conductive layer, a layer of an electro-optic medium in electrical contact with the electrically-conductive layer, an adhesive layer and a release sheet. This front plane laminate can be prepared as a continuous web, cut to size, the release sheet removed and the laminate laminated to a backplane to form a display. Methods for providing conductive vias through the electro-optic medium and for testing the front plane laminate are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Richard D. LeCain, Ara N. Knaian, Steven J. O'Neil, Gregg M. Duthaler, Guy M. Danner, Robert W. Zehner, Alberto Goenaga, Benjamin Max Davis, Randolph W. Chan, Jonathan D. Albert, Glen Crossley
  • Patent number: 9674320
    Abstract: A system for enabling RF communication of a modular mobile electronic device includes a set of antennas that enable RF communication of modules removably coupled to the modular mobile electronic device and an antenna control system, including an antenna routing system, wherein the antenna routing system controls electrical coupling between the set of antennas and the modular mobile electronic device, wherein the antenna tuning system is integrated into a chassis of the modular mobile electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Eremenko, David Nathaniel Fishman, Derek Linden, Seth Newburg, Ara N. Knaian
  • Publication number: 20170086763
    Abstract: Various embodiments of medical detector systems as well as their methods of operation are disclosed. In one embodiment, one or more detectors are coupled to wearable structures for detecting at least a first tracer within a body portion. In another embodiment, one or more detectors are coupled to a wearable structure, where the detector corresponds to a CMOS chip that directly detects a first radioactive tracer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: Biogen MA Inc.
    Inventors: Ajay Verma, Marisa J. Bober, Victoria Cabot, Courtney D. Hilliard, Ara N. Knaian, Seth O. Newburg, John William Hoppin, Karl F. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9563099
    Abstract: A front plane laminate useful in the manufacture of electro-optic displays comprises, in order, a light-transmissive electrically-conductive layer, a layer of an electro-optic medium in electrical contact with the electrically-conductive layer, an adhesive layer and a release sheet. This front plane laminate can be prepared as a continuous web, cut to size, the release sheet removed and the laminate laminated to a backplane to form a display. Methods for providing conductive vias through the electro-optic medium and for testing the front plane laminate are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Richard D. LeCain, Ara N. Knaian, Steven J. O'Neil, Gregg M. Duthaler, Guy M. Danner, Robert W. Zehner, Alberto Goenaga, Benjamin Max Davis, Randolph W. Chan, Jonathan D. Albert, Glen Crossley
  • Publication number: 20160372055
    Abstract: A bistable electro-optic display has a plurality of pixels, each of which is capable of displaying at least three gray levels. The display is driven by a method comprising: storing a look-up table containing data representing the impulses necessary to convert an initial gray level to a final gray level; storing data representing at least an initial state of each pixel of the display; receiving an input signal representing a desired final state of at least one pixel of the display; and generating an output signal representing the impulse necessary to convert the initial state of said one pixel to the desired final state thereof, as determined from said look-up table. The invention also provides a method for reducing the remnant voltage of an electro-optic display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Robert W. Zehner, Holly G. Gates, Karl Raymond Amundson, Joanna F. Au, Ara N. Knaian, Alexandros Cosmos Arango, Jonathan L. Zalesky
  • Publication number: 20160314749
    Abstract: An electro-optic display, having at least one pixel capable of achieving any one of at least four different gray levels including two extreme optical states, is driven by displaying a first image on the display, and rewriting the display to display a second image thereon, wherein, during the rewriting of the display, any pixel which has undergone a number of transitions exceeding a predetermined value without touching an extreme optical state, is driven to at least one extreme optical state before driving that pixel to its final optical state in the second image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Karl R. Amundson, Robert W. Zehner, Ara N. Knaian, Benjamin Zion
  • Publication number: 20160314732
    Abstract: An electro-optic display, having at least one pixel capable of achieving any one of at least four different gray levels including two extreme optical states, is driven by displaying a first image on the display, and rewriting the display to display a second image thereon, wherein, during the rewriting of the display, any pixel which has undergone a number of transitions exceeding a predetermined value without touching an extreme optical state, is driven to at least one extreme optical state before driving that pixel to its final optical state in the second image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Karl R. Amundson, Robert W. Zehner, Ara N. Knaian, Benjamin Zion
  • Patent number: 9412314
    Abstract: An electro-optic display, having at least one pixel capable of achieving any one of at least four different gray levels including two extreme optical states, is driven by displaying a first image on the display, and rewriting the display to display a second image thereon, wherein, during the rewriting of the display, any pixel which has undergone a number of transitions exceeding a predetermined value without touching an extreme optical state, is driven to at least one extreme optical state before driving that pixel to its final optical state in the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Karl R. Amundson, Robert W. Zehner, Ara N. Knaian, Benjamin Zion
  • Publication number: 20160139482
    Abstract: A front plane laminate useful in the manufacture of electro-optic displays comprises, in order, a light-transmissive electrically-conductive layer, a layer of an electro-optic medium in electrical contact with the electrically-conductive layer, an adhesive layer and a release sheet. This front plane laminate can be prepared as a continuous web, cut to size, the release sheet removed and the laminate laminated to a backplane to form a display. Methods for providing conductive vias through the electro-optic medium and for testing the front plane laminate are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Richard D. LeCain, Ara N. Knaian, Steven J. O'Neil, Gregg M. Duthaler, Guy M. Danner, Robert W. Zehner, Alberto Goenaga, Benjamin Max Davis, Randolph W. Chan, Jonathan D. Albert, Glen Crossley
  • Publication number: 20160139481
    Abstract: A front plane laminate useful in the manufacture of electro-optic displays comprises, in order, a light-transmissive electrically-conductive layer, a layer of an electro-optic medium in electrical contact with the electrically-conductive layer, an adhesive layer and a release sheet. This front plane laminate can be prepared as a continuous web, cut to size, the release sheet removed and the laminate laminated to a backplane to form a display. Methods for providing conductive vias through the electro-optic medium and for testing the front plane laminate are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Richard D. LeCain, Ara N. Knaian, Steven J. O'Neil, Gregg M. Duthaler, Guy M. Danner, Robert W. Zehner, Alberto Goenaga, Benjamin Max Davis, Randolph W. Chan, Jonathan D. Albert, Glen Crossley
  • Publication number: 20160125790
    Abstract: A bistable electro-optic display has a plurality of pixels, each of which is capable of displaying at least three gray levels. The display is driven by a method comprising: storing a look-up table containing data representing the impulses necessary to convert an initial gray level to a final gray level; storing data representing at least an initial state of each pixel of the display; receiving an input signal representing a desired final state of at least one pixel of the display; and generating an output signal representing the impulse necessary to convert the initial state of said one pixel to the desired final state thereof, as determined from said look-up table. The invention also provides a method for reducing the remnant voltage of an electro-optic display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Robert W. Zehner, Holly G. Gates, Karl Raymond Amundson, Joanna F. Au, Ara N. Knaian, Alexandros Cosmos Arango, Jonathan L. Zalesky