Patents by Inventor Carlos A. Munoz

Carlos A. Munoz 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: 10181017
    Abstract: A device can include a processor; memory operatively coupled to the processor; a touchscreen display operatively coupled to the processor; a sensor operatively coupled to the processor; and instructions stored in the memory and executable by the processor to render targets to the touchscreen display, receive, via the touchscreen display, pattern information associated with the targets, receive sensor information via the sensor, and transition the device from a locked state to an unlocked state based at least in part on stored pattern information, the received pattern information and the received sensor information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Fergal Clarke, Carlos Munoz-Bustamante, Douglas Warren Robinson
  • Patent number: 9925026
    Abstract: An adapter for coupling a compule with a dental handpiece including a piston. The compule contains a dental material. The adapter includes a coupling portion that defines openings for attaching the adapter to the compule and for attaching the adapter to the dental handpiece. A plunger portion extends through one opening and engages the piston. A breakable tab connects the coupling portion and the plunger portion and breaks during dispensing of the material. The plunger portion is then movable relative to the coupling portion. A tip for use with the dental handpiece includes a housing that defines a chamber. A needle extends from the housing and defines a lumen having an opening from which the dental material is dispensed. A plunger slides within the chamber to push the dental material through the lumen and includes a rib that seals the plunger against the chamber during sliding movement of the plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Kerr Corporation
    Inventors: Emanuele Maretto, Matteo Bosisio, Gopikrishnan Soundararajan, Mehdi Durali, Carlos Munoz
  • Publication number: 20180004845
    Abstract: The present invention is a web-based and mobile device application service that enables customizable product or service information retrieval from the Internet through the input of a unique product or service identifier and a location parameter. The unique product or service identifier is an alpha numeric number, UPC code, SKU, MLS or other product or service identifying parameter and the location parameter, which may be a zip code, address, town, city, state, country, GPS coordinate, or other location identifier, to provide a user with listings of the exact locations of a product or service from or within the described location. The retrieved data may include information regarding the product or service, including but not limited to price, size, availability, product or service description, web site information or links, promotional codes or sale information or any other data made available by the seller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventor: Carlos A. Munoz
  • Publication number: 20170285878
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: detecting, at an electronic device, data; repurposing, using a processor, an output based on the data; and providing, using an output device of the electronic device, the repurposed output as a notification. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Russell Speight VanBlon, Carlos Munoz-Bustamante
  • Publication number: 20170169199
    Abstract: A device can include a processor; memory operatively coupled to the processor; a touchscreen display operatively coupled to the processor; a sensor operatively coupled to the processor; and instructions stored in the memory and executable by the processor to render targets to the touchscreen display, receive, via the touchscreen display, pattern information associated with the targets, receive sensor information via the sensor, and transition the device from a locked state to an unlocked state based at least in part on stored pattern information, the received pattern information and the received sensor information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicant: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Fergal Clarke, Carlos Munoz-Bustamante, Douglas Warren Robinson
  • Patent number: 9628517
    Abstract: An approach is provided that, upon receiving a keyboard event, reduces a volume of an audio input channel from a first volume level to a lower volume level. After the volume of the audio input channel is reduced, the approach waits until a system event occurs, with the system event based at least in part on the occurrence of a nondeterministic event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Carlos Munoz-Bustamante, Joseph Michael Pennisi, Randall Scott Springfield, Ephraim D. Starr, Yasushi Tsukamoto, Rod D. Waltermann
  • Patent number: 9471143
    Abstract: Haptic feedback is used on a device to give a indications as to the location and/or function of user interface (UI) elements presented on the screen of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd
    Inventors: Xin Feng, Carlos Munoz-Bustamante
  • Publication number: 20160015495
    Abstract: An adapter for coupling a compule with a dental handpiece including a piston. The compule contains a dental material. The adapter includes a coupling portion that defines openings for attaching the adapter to the compule and for attaching the adapter to the dental handpiece. A plunger portion extends through one opening and engages the piston. A breakable tab connects the coupling portion and the plunger portion and breaks during dispensing of the material. The plunger portion is then movable relative to the coupling portion. A tip for use with the dental handpiece includes a housing that defines a chamber. A needle extends from the housing and defines a lumen having an opening from which the dental material is dispensed. A plunger slides within the chamber to push the dental material through the lumen and includes a rib that seals the plunger against the chamber during sliding movement of the plunger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: Emanuele Maretto, Matteo Bosisio, Gopikrishnan Soundararajan, Mehdi Durali, Carlos Munoz
  • Publication number: 20150205353
    Abstract: Haptic feedback is used on a device to give a indications as to the location and/or function of user interface (UI) elements presented on the screen of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Applicant: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd
    Inventors: Xin Feng, Carlos Munoz-Bustamante
  • Publication number: 20150135133
    Abstract: An embodiment provides a method, including: scrolling content rendered in a display device at a first positive speed; receiving, at an optical sensor, image information of a user of an information handling device; determining, using a processor, a focal point of user gaze with respect to the content rendered in the display device, the focal point being derived from the image information; associating the focal point with a target of the display device; adjusting the first positive speed for scrolling of the rendered content to a non-negative second speed based on the associating. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Carlos Munoz-Bustamante
  • Publication number: 20140248574
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are provided for multifunctional denture systems. In one example, among others, a multifunctional oral prosthetic system includes an oral prosthetic device that may be located in an oral cavity. The oral prosthetic device includes a plurality of sensors and an internal module in communication with the plurality of sensors. The internal module is configured to provide sensor data corresponding to at least one of the plurality of sensors to an external processing unit when located in an oral cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventors: Yong-Kyu Yoon, Gloria J. Kim, Xiaoyu Cheng, Marc Campillo-Funollet, Carlos A. Munoz
  • Patent number: 8144342
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed for separating print jobs. Print jobs may be separated by alternating between outputting entire print jobs in straight and askew orientations. Print jobs may also be separated by outputting jobs in a straight orientation and outputting a separator page between each print job in an askew orientation. In one embodiment, separator pages may be input from a specified input tray that may contain sheets of a different color than that used for print jobs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Carlos Munoz-Bustamante
  • Publication number: 20110308428
    Abstract: Setting time accelerator compositions for Portland type cements include two of the following compounds: a) CaCl2, b) Phosphate, c) Silica, that may be used in a dental coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicants: THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
    Inventors: Carlos A. Munoz Viveros, Marc Campillo Funolet, Anna Torrado Bonals, Manuel Valiente Malmagro
  • Publication number: 20110243123
    Abstract: An approach is provided that, upon receiving a keyboard event, reduces a volume of an audio input channel from a first volume level to a lower volume level. After the volume of the audio input channel is reduced, the approach waits until a system event occurs, with the system event based at least in part on the occurrence of a nondeterministic event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventors: Carlos Munoz-Bustamante, Joseph Michael Pennisi, Randall Scott Springfield, Ephraim D. Starr, Yasushi Tsukamoto, Rod D. Waltermann
  • Publication number: 20110206244
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide biometrics systems having enhanced security. Embodiments of the invention provide facial recognition systems implemented for access control purposes, such as a biometrics access control system for an electronic device, in which modified and/or additional challenges via a facial recognition system are made prior to granting access to the protected device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventor: Carlos Munoz-Bustamante
  • Patent number: 7987855
    Abstract: The apparatus and method for delaminating tobacco in the form of slices from a layered parcel comprise conveyor means for delivering a parcel of tobacco to a separating location and a rotatable tine assembly mounted on an axis extending at right angle to the conveyor means and parallel the layering of the parcel. The rotatable tine assembly includes a plurality of tines which are pointed and profiled to extend in the direction of rotation of the tine assembly and are driven at a speed greater than that of the conveyor means. The tines are adapted to enter the parcel at an entering location in a direction substantially parallel to the layering of the parcel and to accelerate a layer away from the parcel for effecting separation of the layer of tobacco from the parcel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Munoz, Roger Spry, Michael Lauenstein
  • Publication number: 20110067716
    Abstract: The apparatus and method for delaminating tobacco in the form of slices from a layered parcel comprise conveyor means for delivering a parcel of tobacco to a separating location and a rotatable tine assembly mounted on an axis extending at right angle to the conveyor means and parallel the layering of the parcel. The rotatable tine assembly includes a plurality of tines which are pointed and profiled to extend in the direction of rotation of the tine assembly and are driven at a speed greater than that of the conveyor means. The tines are adapted to enter the parcel at an entering location in a direction substantially parallel to the layering of the parcel and to accelerate a layer away from the parcel for effecting separation of the layer of tobacco from the parcel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Munoz, Roger Spry, Michael Lauenstein
  • Patent number: 7810506
    Abstract: The apparatus and method for delaminating tobacco in the form of slices from a layered parcel (10) comprise conveyor means (16) for delivering a parcel (10) of tobacco to a separating location (20) and a rotatable tine assembly (32) mounted on an axis (24) extending at right angle to the conveyor means (16) and parallel the layering of the parcel (10). The rotatable tine assembly (32) includes a plurality of tines (26) which are pointed and profiled to extend in the direction of rotation of the tine assembly (32) and are driven at a speed greater than that of the conveyor means (10). The tines (26) are adapted to enter the parcel (10) at an entering location (34) in a direction substantially parallel to the layering of the parcel (10) and to accelerate a layer (36) away from the parcel (10) for effecting separation of the layer (36) of tobacco from the parcel (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Munoz, Roger Spry, Michael Lauenstein
  • Publication number: 20090201530
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed for separating print jobs. Print jobs may be separated by alternating between outputting entire print jobs in straight and askew orientations. Print jobs may also be separated by outputting jobs in a straight orientation and outputting a separator page between each print job in an askew orientation. In one embodiment, separator pages may be input from a specified input tray that may contain sheets of a different color than that used for print jobs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventor: Carlos Munoz Bustamante
  • Patent number: 7346851
    Abstract: A system and method for improved scroll mouse operation is presented. A user operates a computer mouse, which includes a scroll ring that functions as a middle mouse button. During operation, the user configures a scroll suppression manager to discard a particular number of scroll commands when the user moves the computer mouse's scroll ring. The user specifies a number of scroll commands to discard when the computer mouse's pointer location is positioned over particular mouse-over conditions, such as a web page link or a drop down menu. Once the scroll suppression manager has discarded the user-specified number of scroll commands, the scroll suppression manager processes subsequent scroll commands until the user stops scrolling or the user selects an object on the user's computer screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Lenovo Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Carlos Munoz-Bustamante