Patents by Inventor Dan Jacobs

Dan Jacobs 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: 11067436
    Abstract: The proposed concept relates to an optical sensor arrangement comprising an optical sensor with an integrated circuit arranged in or on a substrate. The substrate comprises at least a first surface area and a second surface area. At least one optically active sensor component is arranged on or in the substrate of the first surface area. The optically active sensor component is arranged for emitting and/or detecting light of a desired wavelength range. Optically inactive sensor circuitry is arranged on or in the substrate of the second surface area. A display panel comprises an active display area and a non-active display area, wherein the non-active display area comprises a material which is optically transparent in the desired wavelength range and wherein the non-active display area at least partly frames the active display layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: AMS AG
    Inventors: Bernhard Greimel-Längauer, Franz Lechner, Josef Kriebernegg, Herbert Lenhard, Manuel Hoerbinger, Dan Jacobs
  • Patent number: 10827138
    Abstract: A photodetector arrangement having adjustable output, comprises a photodetector having an array of pixels wherein each pixel. The pixels are arranged to convert electromagnetic radiation into an analog detection data signal, respectively. A readout circuit is coupled to the photodetector and comprises a receiving component and a combining component. The receiving component is arranged to read out detection data signals, to select at least one detection data signal depending on a control signal and to adjust gain and polarity of the selected detection data signal. The combining component is arranged to combine the detection data signals into one or more output signals to be provided at one or more output terminals. A control unit is coupled to the readout circuit via a control terminal and is arranged to provide the control signal at the readout circuit depending on a set of instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: ams International AG
    Inventors: Todd Bishop, Glenn Lee, Dan Jacobs
  • Patent number: 10705211
    Abstract: An optical proximity sensor arrangement comprises a first sensor unit with a first emitter and a first detector and a second sensor unit with a second emitter and/or a second detector. The first detector is configured to detect light being emitted by the first emitter and, if applicable, by the second emitter, and being at least partially reflected. If applicable, the second detector is configured to detect light being emitted by the first emitter and being at least partially reflected. A distance between the first emitter and the first detector is, if applicable, less than a distance between the first detector and the second emitter and, if applicable, less than a distance between the first emitter and the second detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: ams AG
    Inventors: Dan Jacobs, Bernhard Greimel-Längauer
  • Publication number: 20200209055
    Abstract: The proposed concept relates to an optical sensor arrangement comprising an optical sensor with an integrated circuit arranged in or on a substrate. The substrate comprises at least a first surface area and a second surface area. At least one optically active sensor component is arranged on or in the substrate of the first surface area. The optically active sensor component is arranged for emitting and/or detecting light of a desired wavelength range. Optically inactive sensor circuitry is arranged on or in the substrate of the second surface area. A display panel comprises an active display area and a non-active display area, wherein the non-active display area comprises a material which is optically transparent in the desired wavelength range and wherein the non-active display area at least partly frames the active display layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Bernhard Greimel-Längauer, Franz Lechner, Josef Kriebernegg, Herbert Lenhard, Manuel Hoerbinger, Dan Jacobs
  • Patent number: 10458841
    Abstract: An embodiment of a method for compensating variations in an attenuation of light of an optical filter of a light sensor system comprises illuminating a clear sensor and a color sensor of the light sensor system with a test light having a test spectrum. Therein the color sensor comprises the optical filter and is designed to predominantly sense light with a wavelength within a pass band of the filter; and the test spectrum has components outside the pass band. A clear test signal generated by the clear sensor and a color test signal generated by the color sensor are received in particular in response to the illumination with the test light. Then a first transmission value T is determined based on the clear test signal and on the color test signal. Finally, a compensation factor Kr, Kg, Kb is calculated to compensate the variations in the attenuation of light based on the first transmission value T and a nominal transmission value Tn of the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: ams AG
    Inventors: Dan Jacobs, Eugene G. Dierschke
  • Publication number: 20190297280
    Abstract: A photodetector arrangement having adjustable output, comprises a photodetector having an array of pixels wherein each pixel. The pixels are arranged to convert electromagnetic radiation into an analog detection data signal, respectively. A readout circuit is coupled to the photodetector and comprises a receiving component and a combining component. The receiving component is arranged to read out detection data signals, to select at least one detection data signal depending on a control signal and to adjust gain and polarity of the selected detection data signal. The combining component is arranged to combine the detection data signals into one or more output signals to be provided at one or more output terminals. A control unit is coupled to the readout circuit via a control terminal and is arranged to provide the control signal at the readout circuit depending on a set of instructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Todd Bishop, Glenn LEE, Dan Jacobs
  • Patent number: 10393577
    Abstract: Color light sensors are used to sense colored light and a full spectrum light in order to generate at least three color channel signals and a clear channel signal. An infrared component IR is calculated by summing up the color channel signals with individual weighting factors and subtracting a weighted clear channel signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: ams AG
    Inventors: Kerry Glover, David Mehrl, Dan Jacobs
  • Publication number: 20190018136
    Abstract: An optical proximity sensor arrangement comprises a first sensor unit with a first emitter and a first detector and a second sensor unit with a second emitter and/or a second detector. The first detector is configured to detect light being emitted by the first emitter and, if applicable, by the second emitter, and being at least partially reflected. If applicable, the second detector is configured to detect light being emitted by the first emitter and being at least partially reflected. A distance between the first emitter and the first detector is, if applicable, less than a distance between the first detector and the second emitter and, if applicable, less than a distance between the first emitter and the second detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Dan JACOBS, Bernhard GREIMEL-RECHLING
  • Patent number: 10101819
    Abstract: A control system for a gesture sensing arrangement with at least one sensor operates the sensor in a proximity mode. The control system receives data sets generated by the sensor and based on these data sets determines whether an object is present in a vicinity of the sensor. When an object is detected in the vicinity the control system operates the sensor in a gesture mode. Based on further data generated by the sensor the control system determines an end of a gesture, and operates the sensor in the proximity mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: ams AG
    Inventors: Peter Trattler, Josef Kriebernegg, Dan Jacobs, Christian Mautner
  • Publication number: 20180266878
    Abstract: An embodiment of a method for compensating variations in an attenuation of light of an optical filter of a light sensor system comprises illuminating a clear sensor and a color sensor of the light sensor system with a test light having a test spectrum. Therein the color sensor comprises the optical filter and is designed to predominantly sense light with a wavelength within a pass band of the filter; and the test spectrum has components outside the pass band. A clear test signal generated by the clear sensor and a color test signal generated by the color sensor are received in particular in response to the illumination with the test light. Then a first transmission value T is determined based on the clear test signal and on the color test signal. Finally, a compensation factor Kr, Kg, Kb is calculated to compensate the variations in the attenuation of light based on the first transmission value T and a nominal transmission value Tn of the filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Dan JACOBS, Eugene G. DIERSCHKE
  • Patent number: 10018622
    Abstract: Methods and kits for identifying abnormal urinary system cells in a sample, by contacting the cells or the sample containing same with a combination of an extract from a Ficus plant, or one or more components thereof, an acidic dye and a basic dye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: ZETIQ TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Pavel Idelevich, Adi Elkeles, Dov Terkieltaub, Ami Eyal, Dan Jacob Gelvan
  • Publication number: 20160239097
    Abstract: A control system for a gesture sensing arrangement with at least one sensor operates the sensor in a proximity mode. The control system receives data sets generated by the sensor and based on these data sets determines whether an object is present in a vicinity of the sensor. When an object is detected in the vicinity the control system operates the sensor in a gesture mode. Based on further data generated by the sensor the control system determines an end of a gesture, and operates the sensor in the proximity mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Applicant: AMS AG
    Inventors: Peter TRATTLER, Josef KRIEBERNEGG, Dan JACOBS, Christian MAUTNER
  • Publication number: 20150219492
    Abstract: Color light sensors are used to sense colored light and a full spectrum light in order to generate at least three color channel signals and a clear channel signal. An infrared component IR is calculated by summing up the color channel signals with individual weighting factors and subtracting a weighted clear channel signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventors: Kerry Glover, David Mehrl, Dan Jacobs
  • Patent number: 8689137
    Abstract: An improved user interface is provided for displaying selectable software functionality controls of a database application. When a task-based functionality tab is selected from the user interface, selectable functionality controls provided by the associated database application for performing aspects of a task related to the selected tab are presented in a ribbon-shaped user interface above a workspace in which a user is entering or editing data. Upon selection of a different task-based functionality tab, the presentation of functionality controls associated with the first task is removed, and selectable functionality controls associated with the second selected task-based functionality tab are presented in the user interface. The selectable functionality controls presented in the user interface are grouped into logical groupings for more efficient utilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. McCormack, Adam Russell Kenney, Christopher W. Bryant, Clinton Dee Covington, Richard L. Dickinson, Robert E. Coggins, Kelly Michael Krout, Vitore Selca, Zachary P. Woodall, Dan Jacob Hough
  • Patent number: 8343733
    Abstract: A method of staining or pre-staining at least one cell is provided. The method comprising contacting the at least one cell with a staining agent selected from the group consisting of an extract of a Ficus elastica plant, a C23H44O4 and a proanthocyanidin, thereby staining or pre-staining the at least one cell. Also provided are methods of detecting cells of different differentiation stages and methods of diagnosing cancer and metabolic diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Zetiq Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Dan Jacob Gelvan, Lev Goltsman, Alexander Chausovsky
  • Publication number: 20090117610
    Abstract: A method of staining or pre-staining at least one cell is provided. The method comprising contacting the at least one cell with a staining agent selected from the group consisting of an extract of a Ficus elastica plant, a C23H44O4 and a proanthocyanidin, thereby staining or pre-staining the at least one cell. Also provided are methods of detecting cells of different differentiation stages and methods of diagnosing cancer and metabolic diseases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Applicant: Zetiq Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Dan Jacob Gelvan, Lev Goltsman, Alexander Chausovsky
  • Patent number: 6425668
    Abstract: A projection apparatus for the enlargement of photos and sketches constructed integrally within a small tent so that it may be used without requiring a darkened room for projecting. The tent is placed upon a suitable table and has an opening on one side for accessing its interior. The projection system requires that the photo or sketch be traced onto a clear plastic sheet which is then placed onto a transparent platform located somewhere between a miniature lamp and the projection surface. When the lamp is turned on, an enlarged shadow of the traced image is seen on the projection surface and is then traced onto it. Varying the projected enlargement is achieved buy sliding the lamp holder up and down a linear slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2002
    Inventor: Dan Jacob
  • Patent number: D409350
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1999
    Inventor: Dan Jacob