Patents by Inventor Benjamin Vincent

Benjamin Vincent 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: 20190213082
    Abstract: A computing system includes at least one processor and memory storing instructions executable by the at least one processor, wherein the instructions, when executed, cause the computing system to instruct a synchronization engine to synchronize first and second versions of a file, the first version being stored on a first storage system and the second version being stored on a second storage system, receive a backoff indicator corresponding to the file, based on the backoff indicator, instruct the synchronization engine to backoff synchronizing changes to the file, and allow the changes to the file to be synchronized by a co-authoring application, maintain a first set of collaborative metadata indicative of content of the first version of the file, and maintain a second set of collaborative metadata indicative of content of the second version of the file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Jack Allen NICHOLS, Benjamin M. Yim, Adam Christopher Czeisler, Amnon I. Govrin, Michal Krzysztof Piaseczny, Marcus Eduardo Markiewicz, Daniel Vincent Fiordalis, Jonathan Alexander Bockelman, Marcelo Albuquerque Fernandes Mas, Chris J. Guzak, Michael J. Novak, Juan-Lee Pang, Tyler Kien Beam
  • Patent number: 10340139
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and mask structures for epitaxially growing substantially defect-free semiconductor material. In some embodiments, mask structure includes a first level defining a first trench extending through the first level, wherein a bottom of the first trench is defined by a semiconductor substrate, and a second level on top of the first level, wherein the second level defines a plurality of second trenches positioned at a non-zero angle with respect to the first trench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: IMEC
    Inventors: Benjamin Vincent, Voon Yew Thean, Liesbeth Witters
  • Publication number: 20190197101
    Abstract: A computing system is described that includes user interface components configured to receive typed user input; and one or more processors. The one or more processors are configured to: receive, by a computing system and at a first time, a first portion of text typed by a user in an electronic message being edited; predict, based on the first portion of text, a first candidate portion of text to follow the first portion of text; output, for display, the predicted first candidate portion of text for optional selection to append to the first portion of text; determine, at a second time that is after the first time, that the electronic message is directed to a sensitive topic; and responsive to determining that the electronic message is directed to a sensitive topic, refrain from outputting subsequent candidate portions of text for optional selection to append to text in the electronic message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Paul Roland Lambert, Timothy Youngjin Sohn, Jacqueline Amy Tsay, Gagan Bansal, Cole Austin Bevis, Kaushik Roy, Justin Tzi-jay LU, Katherine Anna Evans, Tobias Bosch, Yinan Wang, Matthew Vincent Dierker, Gregory Russell Bullock, Ettore Randazzo, Tobias Kaufmann, Yonghui Wu, Benjamin N. Lee, Xu Chen, Brian Strope, Yun-hsuan Sung, Do Kook Choe, Rami Eid Sammour Al-Rfou'
  • Publication number: 20180193325
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compounds and methods useful in the treatment of neurological disorders. The compounds of the invention, alone or in combination with other pharmaceutically active agents, can be used for treating or preventing neurological disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Benjamin VINCENT, Daniel TARDIFF, Jeff PIOTROWSKI, Eric SOLIS, Robert SCANNEVIN, Chee-Yeun CHUNG, Rebecca ARON, Bertrand LE BOURDONNEC, Matthew LUCAS, Kenneth RHODES
  • Patent number: 9955009
    Abstract: Methods and systems determining customer satisfaction in a work environment via prescriptive analytics. Self-reported data related to the perception of an agent with respect to customer satisfaction in a work environment (e.g., a call center) can be collected via an interface (e.g., an agent dashboard) that allows the agent to enter the self-reported data regarding the customer satisfaction. The self-reported data can then be correlated with an actual customer satisfaction score associated with the agent to derive data indicative of an interaction between the agent and a customer(s). Feedback data can then be provided via the interface indicating a correctness of the self-reported data based on correlating the self-reported data with the actual customer satisfaction score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Francois Ragnet, Stefania Castellani, Benjamin Vincent Hanrahan, Yves Hoppenot
  • Patent number: 9944607
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel compounds (e.g., compounds of Formula (I)), and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, solvates, hydrate, polymorphs, co-crystals, tautomers, stereoisomers, isotopically labeled derivatives, prodrugs, and compositions thereof. Also provided are methods and kits comprising the inventive Compounds, or compositions thereof, for treating and/or preventing a fungal or protozoan infection, inhibiting the activity of a fungal or protozoan enzyme, killing a fungus or protozoan, or inhibiting the growth of a fungus or protozoan. The fungus may be a Candida species, Sacchawmyces species, or other pathogenic fungal species. The compounds of the invention may inhibit the activity of fungal or protozoan mitochondrial phosphate carrier protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignees: Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Broad Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Vincent, Luke Whitesell, Susan L. Lindquist, Willmen Youngsaye, Stephen L. Buchwald, Jean-Baptiste Langlois, Jun Pu, Benito Munoz, Sivaraman Dandapani
  • Publication number: 20170360907
    Abstract: ILC2 cells play a role in the pathogenesis of graft versus host disease (GvHD) and idiopathic pneumonia syndrome (IPS), both conditions associated with allogeneic stem cell transplantation. Infusion of IL-33 activated ILC2 cells into patients with ongoing GvHD or IPS, or prior to onset of GvHD or IPS in susceptible patients, substantially ameliorates the disease and improves survival.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Jonathan Serody, James Coghill, Danny Bruce, Bruce Blazar, Heather Stefanski, Benjamin Vincent
  • Patent number: 9831374
    Abstract: Techniques and mechanisms for providing efficient direction of light to a photodetector with a tapered waveguide structure. In an embodiment, a taper structure of a semiconductor device comprises a substantially single crystalline silicon. A buried oxide underlies and adjoins the monocrystalline silicon of the taper structure, and a polycrystalline Si is disposed under the buried oxide. During operation of the semiconductor device light is redirected in the taper structure and received via a first side of a Germanium photodetector. In another embodiment, one or more mirror structures positioned on a far side of the Germanium photodetector may provide for a portion of the light to be reflected back to the Germanium photodetector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Benjamin Vincent, Avi Feshali
  • Patent number: 9738610
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel compounds (e.g., compounds of Formula (I)), and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, solvates, hydrates, polymorphs, co-crystals, tautomers, stereoisomers, isotopically labeled derivatives, prodrugs, and compositions thereof. Also provided are methods and kits comprising the inventive compounds, or compositions thereof, for treating and/or preventing a fungal or protozoan infection, inhibiting the activity of a fungal or protozoan enzyme, killing a fungus or protozoon, or inhibiting the growth of a fungus or protozoon. The fungus may be a Candida species, Aspergillus species, or other pathogenic fungal species. The compounds of the invention may inhibit the activity of fungal or protozoan cytochrome b and/or fungal or protozoan Hsp90. The present invention also provides synthetic methods of the inventive compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignees: Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, The Broad Institute, Inc., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Benjamin Vincent, Luke Whitesell, Susan L. Lindquist, Willmen Youngsaye, Stephen L. Buchwald, Jean-Baptiste Langlois, Partha P. Nag, Amal Ting, Barbara J. Morgan, Benito Munoz, Sivaraman Dandapani, Bruce Tidor, Raja R. Srinivas
  • Patent number: 9690924
    Abstract: Two-factor authentication can be provided transparently to a user by virtue of proof information available at a mobile communication device. For example, after an access request for a service is sent, an authentication code can be intercepted from a responsive incoming message. The technologies can incorporate a cost proof as part of a cost optimization. Other features such as obfuscation and separate channels can be incorporated into the technologies to provide a superior user experience while implementing superior security.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Marc McClure, Ran Michaely, Geir Olsen, Benjamin Vincent
  • Patent number: 9654632
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and non-transitory computer readable medium for generating a graphical representation to motivate a plurality of employees in a call center are disclosed. For example, the apparatus includes a display comprising a plurality of pixels, wherein each one of the plurality of pixels represents one or more of the plurality of employees, a computer-readable medium storing the graphical representation and a processor in communication with the display and the computer-readable medium, wherein the processor receives an indication from an endpoint device of one of the plurality of employees when the one of the plurality of employees achieves a call center objective and the processor causes a pixel of the plurality of pixels associated with the one of the plurality of employees to turn on in accordance with the graphical representation, wherein the graphical representation comprises a pixel art shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Francois Ragnet, Yves Hoppenot, Benjamin Vincent Hanrahan, Stefania Castellani, Frederic Somat
  • Patent number: 9648002
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to validating the identity of a user. In one scenario, a computer system determines that a login account has been created for a user, where the creation includes generation of a first identifier for the user based on a user's determined location at the time of account creation. The computer system next receives a login attempt from the user that includes a second, different identifier and one or more login credentials. The computer system then determines the location from which the login attempt was received and, using the second identifier and the determined login location, identifies the user account corresponding to the user. The computer system further authenticates the user upon determining that the second identifier and login location match the first identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Narender Chauhan, Benjamin Vincent, Tarek B. Kamel, Daniel Castro
  • Publication number: 20170040168
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and mask structures for epitaxially growing substantially defect-free semiconductor material. In some embodiments, mask structure includes a first level defining a first trench extending through the first level, wherein a bottom of the first trench is defined by a semiconductor substrate, and a second level on top of the first level, wherein the second level defines a plurality of second trenches positioned at a non-zero angle with respect to the first trench.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: IMEC
    Inventors: Benjamin Vincent, Voon Yew Thean, Liesbeth Witters
  • Publication number: 20160376889
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a tie-bolt support assembly is provided which includes a support spring for engagement with both the tie-bolt and a rotor assembly to maintain a load path between the tie-bolt and the rotor assembly while also allowing for axial movement of the tie-bolt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Benjamin Vincent RAWE, Robert C. VON DER ESCH, Jason Francis PEPI, David William CRALL
  • Patent number: 9476143
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and mask structures for epitaxially growing substantially defect-free semiconductor material. In some embodiments, the method may comprise providing a substrate comprising a first crystalline material, where the first crystalline material has a first lattice constant; providing a mask structure on the substrate, where the mask structure comprises a first level comprising a first opening extending through the first level (where a bottom of the first opening comprises the substrate), and a second level on top of the first level, where the second level comprises a plurality of second trenches positioned at a non-zero angle with respect to the first opening. The method may further comprise epitaxially growing a second crystalline material on the bottom of the first opening, where the second crystalline material has a second lattice constant different than the first lattice constant and defects in the second crystalline material are trapped in the first opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: IMEC
    Inventors: Benjamin Vincent, Voon Yew Thean, Liesbeth Witters
  • Publication number: 20160300972
    Abstract: Techniques and mechanisms for providing efficient direction of light to a photodetector with a tapered waveguide structure. In an embodiment, a taper structure of a semiconductor device comprises a substantially single crystalline silicon. A buried oxide underlies and adjoins the monocrystalline silicon of the taper structure, and a polycrystalline Si is disposed under the buried oxide. During operation of the semiconductor device light is redirected in the taper structure and received via a first side of a Germanium photodetector. In another embodiment, one or more mirror structures positioned on a far side of the Germanium photodetector may provide for a portion of the light to be reflected back to the Germanium photodetector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Benjamin Vincent, Avi Feshali
  • Publication number: 20160234388
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and non-transitory computer readable medium for generating a graphical representation to motivate a plurality of employees in a call center are disclosed. For example, the apparatus includes a display comprising a plurality of pixels, wherein each one of the plurality of pixels represents one or more of the plurality of employees, a computer-readable medium storing the graphical representation and a processor in communication with the display and the computer-readable medium, wherein the processor receives an indication from an endpoint device of one of the plurality of employees when the one of the plurality of employees achieves a call center objective and the processor causes a pixel of the plurality of pixels associated with the one of the plurality of employees to turn on in accordance with the graphical representation, wherein the graphical representation comprises a pixel art shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Francois Ragnet, Yves Hoppenot, Benjamin Vincent Hanrahan, Stefania Castellani, Frederic Somat
  • Patent number: 9368498
    Abstract: A FinFET device and a method for manufacturing a FinFET device is provided. An example device may comprise a substrate including at least two fin structures. Each of the at least two fin structures may be in contact with a source and drain region and each of the at least two fin structures may include a strain relaxed buffer (SRB) overlying and in contact with the substrate and an upper layer overlying and in contact with the SRB. The composition of the upper layer and the SRB may be selected such that the upper layer of a first fin structure is subjected to a first mobility enhancing strain in the as-grown state, the first mobility enhancing strain being applied in a longitudinal direction from the source region to the drain region and where at least an upper part of the upper layer of a second fin structure is strain-relaxed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: IMEC
    Inventors: Geert Eneman, Benjamin Vincent, Voon Yew Thean
  • Publication number: 20160164850
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to validating the identity of a user. In one scenario, a computer system determines that a login account has been created for a user, where the creation includes generation of a first identifier for the user based on a user's determined location at the time of account creation. The computer system next receives a login attempt from the user that includes a second, different identifier and one or more login credentials. The computer system then determines the location from which the login attempt was received and, using the second identifier and the determined login location, identifies the user account corresponding to the user. The computer system further authenticates the user upon determining that the second identifier and login location match the first identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Narender Chauhan, Benjamin Vincent, Tarek B. Kamel, Daniel Castro
  • Publication number: 20160105559
    Abstract: Methods and systems determining customer satisfaction in a work environment via prescriptive analytics. Self-reported data related to the perception of an agent with respect to customer satisfaction in a work environment (e.g., a call center) can be collected via an interface (e.g., an agent dashboard) that allows the agent to enter the self-reported data regarding the customer satisfaction. The self-reported data can then be correlated with an actual customer satisfaction score associated with the agent to derive data indicative of an interaction between the agent and a customer(s). Feedback data can then be provided via the interface indicating a correctness of the self-reported data based on correlating the self-reported data with the actual customer satisfaction score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Francois Ragnet, Stefania Castellani, Benjamin Vincent Hanrahan, Yves Hoppenot