Patents by Inventor Dana Hall

Dana Hall 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: 20190251953
    Abstract: Examples described herein provide various devices that enable users to participate in a multiplayer session. The examples allow a user that is unable to speak, or that is incapable of speaking, to participate in an in-session voice chat by inputting text and having the text converted to speech (e.g., synthesized voice data) that can then be sent to other devices participating in the session. The user enables a text-to-speech conversion feature on his or her own device. Based on the enabled feature, functionality enabling text to be entered is activated and the entered text is converted into speech data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Jason Kepner, Evelyn R. Thomas, David Ruzyski, Jeremy L. Dewey, Martin Hall, Joshua R. McCammon, Stephen E. Giscombe, Thomas Cooper, Dana Ludwig
  • Patent number: 10311857
    Abstract: Examples described herein provide various devices that enable users to participate in a multiplayer session. The examples allow a user that is unable to speak, or that is incapable of speaking, to participate in an in-session voice chat by inputting text and having the text converted to speech (e.g., synthesized voice data) that can then be sent to other devices participating in the session. The user enables a text-to-speech conversion feature on his or her own device. Based on the enabled feature, functionality enabling text to be entered is activated and the entered text is converted into speech data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Kepner, Evelyn R. Thomas, David Ruzyski, Jeremy L. Dewey, Martin Hall, Joshua R. McCammon, Stephen E. Giscombe, Thomas Cooper, Dana Ludwig
  • Publication number: 20170208802
    Abstract: A composition is disclosed which comprises (A) an anti-microbial agent comprising peracetic acid; and (B) a reagent mixture comprising a buffer, an anticorrosive agent and a chelator. The composition may be characterized by the absence of molybdate. The foregoing composition may be dispersed in water to form a liquid sterilant. The liquid sterilant may be used for sterilizing articles such as medical, dental, pharmaceutical, veterinary or mortuary instruments, devices, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: American Sterilizer Company
    Inventors: Phillip P. Franciskovich, Donald G. Rosenhamer, Kathleen A. Fix, Dana Hall
  • Publication number: 20120230870
    Abstract: A sterilizing apparatus and a process for sterilizing an article in the sterilizing apparatus, the apparatus including a sterilization chamber and a sterilant introduction system, wherein the sterilant introduction system separately supplies components (A) and (B) to form a composition comprising the components (A) and (B), the components including (A) an anti-microbial agent comprising peracetic acid; and (B) a reagent mixture comprising a buffer, an anticorrosive agent and a chelator; in which the composition is characterized by the absence of molybdate. In the apparatus and in the process, components (A) and (B) may be introduced separately.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: American Sterilizer Company
    Inventors: Phillip P. Franciskovich, Donald G. Rosenhamer, Kathleen A. Fix, Dana Hall
  • Publication number: 20120189495
    Abstract: A composition is disclosed which comprises (A) an anti-microbial agent comprising peracetic acid; and (B) a reagent mixture comprising a buffer, an anticorrosive agent and a chelator. The composition may be characterized by the absence of molybdate. The foregoing composition may be dispersed in water to form a liquid sterilant. The liquid sterilant may be used for sterilizing articles such as medical, dental, pharmaceutical, veterinary or mortuary instruments, devices, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: American Sterilizer Company
    Inventors: Phillip P. Franciskovich, Donald G. Rosenhamer, Kathleen A. Fix, Dana Hall
  • Publication number: 20110217204
    Abstract: A composition is disclosed which comprises (A) an anti-microbial agent comprising peracetic acid; and (B) a reagent mixture comprising a buffer, an anticorrosive agent and a chelator. The composition may be characterized by the absence of molybdate. The foregoing composition may be dispersed in water to form a liquid sterilant. The liquid sterilant may be used for sterilizing articles such as medical, dental, pharmaceutical, veterinary or mortuary instruments, devices, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventors: Phillip P. Franciskovich, Donald G. Rosenhamer, Kathleen A. Fix, Dana Hall
  • Publication number: 20070212252
    Abstract: A method of generating a microbial deactivation fluid to circulate through an apparatus that has a decontamination chamber for holding medical instruments and devices, comprising the steps of: (a) providing a first compartment and a second compartment in the circulation system; (b) providing a chemical reagent in the first compartment and a builder composition in the second compartment; (c) causing a fluid to flow through the second compartment to mix with the builder composition to create an alkaline fluid; (d) when the alkaline fluid has reached a predetermined pH level, causing the alkaline fluid to flow through the first compartment to mix with the chemical reagent to dissolve the chemical reagent to generate a microbial deactivation fluid; and (e) continuing steps (c) and (d) to continue the generation of the microbial deactivation fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2007
    Publication date: September 13, 2007
    Inventors: Christopher Jethrow, John Mayer, Dana Hall, Donald Rosenhamer
  • Patent number: 6904479
    Abstract: A method for transmitting data over a data bus with minimized digital control and data inter-symbol interference. The voltage level on the data bus is not permitted to reach the quiescent negated voltage level set by the bus terminator voltage. Additional time is provided for data detection circuitry to detect a first segment of data transferred over the data bus. A pause time is enabled after the data bus has been idle or paused for a prolonged period. After the first segment of data has been transferred, the method returns to normal operation by pausing for a normal period of time for data detection circuitry to detect subsequent segments of data transferred over the data bus. Additionally, during prolonged synchronous data transfers with unchanged data bits, the data bus is inverted and driven for further regulating the data bus voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Assignee: Maxtor Corporation
    Inventors: Dana Hall, Bruce Leshay
  • Patent number: 6779011
    Abstract: A system determines the multiplicative inverse of A∈GF(22M) by representing A using a selected basis in which basis elements are squares of one another, and performing various operations that involve raising A to powers of 2 as cyclic rotations of A. The system also performs multiplication operations over GF(22M) or subfields thereof by calculating the coefficients of the product of two elements A and B that are represented using the selected basis as combinations of the coefficients of cyclically rotated versions of A and B. The system further utilizes a relatively small look-up table that contains the multiplicative inverses of selected elements of a subfield of GF(22M). The system may then cyclically rotate the multiplicative inverse values read from the table to produce the multiplicative inverses of the remaining elements of the subfield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: Maxtor Corporation
    Inventors: Lih-Jyh Weng, Dana Hall, Christine Imrich
  • Publication number: 20040158186
    Abstract: An adhesive bandage applied to a vaccination site for the purpose of maintaining the cleanliness of the site possesses indicia on its exposed, or viewable, surface identifying the specific vaccine which was administered at the site thus immediately and unambiguously identifying the vaccine in the event identification of the vaccine should subsequently become necessary or desirable, e.g., in the event of an adverse reaction to the vaccine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2003
    Publication date: August 12, 2004
    Inventor: Dana Hall
  • Patent number: 6772390
    Abstract: A method of determining error values including loading an error correction code (ECC) entity having rows representing data symbols, determining an error location for a first row, generating an error syndrome for the first row, determining an erasure constant array from the error location, determining an error location for each of the remaining rows, generating an error syndrome for each of the remaining rows and determining the error values for each of the rows from the corresponding error location and corresponding error syndrome and the constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignee: Quantum Corporation
    Inventors: Lih-Jyh Weng, Dana Hall
  • Publication number: 20040017869
    Abstract: A method for transmitting data via a data bus with minimized digital control and data inter-symbol interference. The voltage level on the bus is not permitted to reach the bus negated quiescent voltage level set by the bus terminator voltage. Additional time is provided for data detection circuitry to detect a first segment of data transferred over the bus. A pause time is enabled after the bus has been at idle/paused for a prolonged period. After the first segment of data has been transferred, the method returns to normal operation by pausing for a normal period of time for data detection circuitry to detect subsequent segments of data transferred over the bus. Additionally, during prolonged synchronous data transfers with unchanged data bits, the data bus is inverted and driven for further regulating the data bus voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2003
    Publication date: January 29, 2004
    Applicant: Maxtor Corporation
    Inventors: Dana Hall, Bruce Leshay
  • Patent number: 6577687
    Abstract: A method for transmitting data over a data bus with minimized digital control and data inter-symbol interference. The voltage level on the data bus is not permitted to reach the quiescent negated voltage level set by the bus terminator voltage. Additional time is provided for data detection circuitry to detect a first segment of data transferred over the data bus. A pause time is enabled after the data bus has been idle or paused for a prolonged period. After the first segment of data has been transferred, the method returns to normal operation by pausing for a normal period of time for data detection circuitry to detect subsequent segments of data transferred over the data bus. Additionally, during prolonged synchronous data transfers with unchanged data bits, the data bus is inverted and driven for further regulating the data bus voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Assignee: Maxtor Corporation
    Inventors: Dana Hall, Bruce Leshay
  • Publication number: 20030039326
    Abstract: A method for transmitting data via a data bus with minimized digital control and data inter-symbol interference. The voltage level on the bus is not permitted to reach the bus negated quiescent voltage level set by the bus terminator voltage. Additional time is provided for data detection circuitry to detect a first segment of data transferred over the bus. A pause time is enabled after the bus has been at idle/paused for a prolonged period. After the first segment of data has been transferred, the method returns to normal operation by pausing for a normal period of time for data detection circuitry to detect subsequent segments of data transferred over the bus. Additionally, during prolonged synchronous data transfers with unchanged data bits, the data bus is inverted and driven for further regulating the data bus voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 1998
    Publication date: February 27, 2003
    Inventors: DANA HALL, BRUCE LESHAY
  • Patent number: 6512644
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for Read-After-Write (RAW) verification with error tolerance is disclosed whereby upon read back of data from a medium, the actual read data can be compared to the actual write data, and the number of miscompares between the two can be counted. The severity of the number of miscompares can be determined depending on the Error Control Code (ECC) system used. If the error is correctable by the ECC system, the block need not be re-written to the medium. The invention provides the ability to increase medium capacity and throughput over previous implementations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: Quantum Corporation
    Inventors: Dana Hall, Arnon Friedmann
  • Publication number: 20020156823
    Abstract: A system determines the multiplicative inverse of A∈GF(22M) by representing A using a selected basis in which basis elements are squares of one another, and performing various operations that involve raising A to powers of 2 as cyclic rotations of A. The system also performs multiplication operations over GF(22M) or subfields thereof by calculating the coefficients of the product of two elements A and B that are represented using the selected basis as combinations of the coefficients of cyclically rotated versions of A and B. The system further utilizes a relatively small look-up table that contains the multiplicative inverses of selected elements of a subfield of GF(22M). The system may then cyclically rotate the multiplicative inverse values read from the table to produce the multiplicative inverses of the remaining elements of the subfield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2001
    Publication date: October 24, 2002
    Inventors: Lih-Jyh Weng, Dana Hall, Christine Imrich
  • Publication number: 20020095638
    Abstract: A method of determining error values including loading an error correction code (ECC) entity having rows representing data symbols, determining an error location for a first row, generating an error syndrome for the first row, determining an erasure constant array from the error location, determining an error location for each of the remaining rows, generating an error syndrome for each of the remaining rows and determining the error values for each of the rows from the corresponding error location and corresponding error syndrome and the constant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2000
    Publication date: July 18, 2002
    Inventors: Lih-Jyh Weng, Dana Hall
  • Patent number: 6389568
    Abstract: A circuit for monitoring and detecting data transfer protocol errors that occur during asynchronous transfer of data over a data bus. The circuit monitors bus request/acknowledge control lines in accordance with a predetermined handshaking protocol. In the event that an undefined or illegal logic state is detected on the data bus request or acknowledge control lines, the circuit provides an error value to the data sending entity. As a result of receiving this error value, the data sending entity can retry the data transmission over data bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Assignee: Maxtor Corporation
    Inventors: Bruce A. Leshay, Dana Hall
  • Patent number: 6286125
    Abstract: A method of providing error detection information for data transferred between a sender and a receiver interconnected via a bus in a data communication system. The sender transmits data to the receiver on the bus, generates error detection information for the transmitted data, transmits a notification signal to the receiver to indicate start of error detection information transfer, and transmits the error detection information to the receiver on the bus. The receiver generates error detection information for data received from the sender, and compares the receiver generated error detection information to error detection information received from the sender, posting an error condition in case of one or more mismatches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: Maxtor Corporation
    Inventors: Bruce A. Leshay, Dana Hall, Jim McGrath
  • Patent number: 5912275
    Abstract: Polyester is depolymerized by methanolysis and methanol is recovered in a process that uses methyl benzoate and/or p-methyltoluate as an azeotropic agent while the methanol is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1999
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Stephen Dana Hall, Richard Redfearn Hepner, Robert Everett Michel, Donald Richard Wheatcraft, Jr., George Malcolm Williamson