Patents by Inventor David Molnar

David Molnar 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: 10971871
    Abstract: A method and apparatus utilize a data connector, a connection adapter, and a matching transformer. The data connector receives a data signal from a communication line. The connection adapter, coupled to the data connector, receives the data signal with the data connector, adapts the data signal from the data connector to a coax connector, and communicates the data signal to the coax connector. The matching transformer, coupled to a coax cable, performs impedance matching between a first impedance associated with the coax connector and a second impedance associated with the coax cable communicating the data signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: IXI Technology Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Denes Molnar, David Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20200364173
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention, systems and methods for creating a universal bridge controller interface that provides a unified and common set of commands between a host machine and a peripheral machine or robot. The universal bridge controller may simplify the ability to integrate, synchronize, and coordinate the control and operation of various machines. This may be beneficial to companies wishing to implement cost saving automation techniques to a variety of machines built by different manufacturers. The advantage of this approach is that it may allow for a single hardwired link to be created between the machine and the bridge controller allowing for robot integration over a factory network, creating a high level of portability of robots between machine work cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Gary Kuzmin, David Perkowski, Cristian Almendariz, Alejandro Siller, Rebecca Molnar
  • Publication number: 20200313370
    Abstract: A method and apparatus utilize a data connector, a connection adapter, and a matching transformer. The data connector receives a data signal from a communication line. The connection adapter, coupled to the data connector, receives the data signal with the data connector, adapts the data signal from the data connector to a coax connector, and communicates the data signal to the coax connector. The matching transformer, coupled to a coax cable, performs impedance matching between a first impedance associated with the coax connector and a second impedance associated with the coax cable communicating the data signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Denes Molnar, David Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 10635476
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods can be implemented to perform software testing or to perform emulated hardware testing using a cloud architecture that can utilize centralized testing technology and can enable scaling up to test for multiple tenants and scaling up to arbitrary numbers of programs tested for each tenant. A user can configure an initial test virtual machine on a cloud platform for a cloud service over a physical network such as the Internet. Components of the cloud architecture can create a set of clones of the initial test virtual machine and inject tools into each clone for testing. Testing of one or more clones of the set can be conducted in an environment isolated from the physical network and isolated from a backend of the cloud service. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: William Blum, Patrice Godefroid, David Molnar
  • Publication number: 20200096757
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (10) for moving a microscope (100) stage, which device (10) has a first and second rail system (16a, 16b), and has a microscope stage (12) that may be moveably fixed to a first base (14) with the first and second rail systems (16a, 16b), furthermore, it contains: —a first drive unit (20a) for moving the stage (12) along the first rail system (16a), connected to the stage (12) via a first drive connection, and —a second drive unit (20b) for moving the stage (12) along a second rail system (16b) positioned at an angle to the first rail system (16a), connected to the stage (12) via a second drive connection, the essence of which is that the first drive unit (20a) is arranged on a second base (15) that is mechanically isolated from the first base (14), and the first drive connection is provided as a belt drive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: David Istvan SZOCS, Janos Tibor DEVENYI, Viktor Sebestyen VARGA, Bela MOLNAR
  • Publication number: 20190228399
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for facilitating payment of a total amount comprising multiple future instalments by a customer (3), the method comprising: receiving, at an instalment payment server (5), an indication from a mobile device (7) associated with the customer (3) to set up the payment by the multiple future instalments; generating first authorisation data indicative of an authorisation of the multiple future instalments; sending the first authorisation data to a mobile device (7). The method may include displaying on the mobile device (7) an optical machine readable representation of the first authorisation data; and scanning, by a merchant POS system (13) associated with a merchant (11), the optical machine readable representation of the first authorisation data from the mobile device (7).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: AFTERPAY PTY LTD
    Inventors: Nicholas Molnar, David Whiteman
  • Patent number: 9946354
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter includes techniques for processing gestures. An example method includes receiving a gesture from an application. The gesture includes one or more primitives from a language that is domain-specific to gestures. The method also further includes receiving skeletal data from a motion detection system. The method also includes comparing the skeletal data with the gesture from the application in a runtime module. The method also further includes sending a gesture event to the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Livshits, Margus Veanes, Loris D'Antoni, Lucas S. Figueiredo, David A. Molnar
  • Patent number: 9882923
    Abstract: An automatic context-sensitive sanitization technique detects errors due to the mismatch of a sanitizer sequence with a browser parsing context. A pre-deployment analyzer automatically detects violating paths that contain a sanitizer sequence that is inconsistent with a browsing context associated with outputting an untrusted input. The pre-deployment analyzer determines a correct sanitizer sequence which is stored in a sanitization cache. During the runtime execution of the web application, a path detector tracks execution of the web application in relation to the violating paths. The correct sanitizer sequence can be applied when the runtime execution follows a violating path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC.
    Inventors: David Molnar, Benjamin Livshits, Patrice Godefroid, Prateek Saxena
  • Patent number: 9697365
    Abstract: Functionality is described herein for receiving events which characterize features in an environment, and for identifying at least one policy based on the events. The functionality consults a certificate, associated with the policy, to determine whether the policy is valid. If valid, the functionality uses the policy to govern the behavior of at least one application, such as by controlling the application's consumption of events. A trusted passport authority may be employed to generate the certificates. Each certificate may: (1) identify that it originated from the trusted passport authority; (2) contain context information which describes a context in which the policy is intended to be applied within an environment; and/or (3) contain machine-readable content that, when executed, carries out at least one aspect of the policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Tadayoshi Kohno, David A. Molnar, Alexander N. Moshchuk, Franziska Roesner, Jiahe Helen Wang
  • Patent number: 9679144
    Abstract: An “AR Privacy API” provides an API that allows applications and web browsers to use various content rendering abstractions to protect user privacy in a wide range of web-based immersive augmented reality (AR) scenarios. The AR Privacy API extends the traditional concept of “web pages” to immersive “web rooms” wherein any desired combination of existing or new 2D and 3D content is rendered within a user's room or other space. Advantageously, the AR Privacy API and associated rendering abstractions are useable by a wide variety of applications and web content for enhancing the user's room or other space with web-based immersive AR content. Further, the AR Privacy API is implemented using any existing or new web page coding platform, including, but not limited to HTML, XML, CSS, JavaScript, etc., thereby enabling existing web content and coding techniques to be smoothly integrated into a wide range of web room AR scenarios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David Molnar, John Vilk, Eyal Ofek, Alexander Moshchuk, Jiahe Wang, Ran Gal, Lior Shapira, Douglas Christopher Burger, Blair MacIntyre, Benjamin Livshits
  • Patent number: 9424239
    Abstract: A shared renderer maintains shared state information to which two or more augmented reality application contribute. The shared renderer then provides a single output presentation based on the shared state information. Among other aspects, the shared renderer includes a permission mechanism by which applications can share information regarding object properties. The shared renderer may also include: a physics engine for simulating movement of at least one object that is represented by the shared state information; an annotation engine for managing a presentation of annotations produced by plural applications; and/or an occlusion engine for managing the behavior of the output presentation when two or more objects, produced by two or more applications, overlap within the output presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Alan M. Dunn, Tadayoshi Kohno, David A. Molnar, Alexander N. Moshchuk, Franziska Roesner, Jiahe Helen Wang
  • Patent number: 9413784
    Abstract: Functionality is described herein for managing the behavior of one or more applications, such as augmented reality applications and/or other environment-sensing applications. The functionality defines permission information in a world-driven manner, which means that the functionality uses a trusted mechanism to identify cues in the sensed environment, and then maps those cues to permission information. The functionality then uses the permission information to govern the operation of one or more applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Tadayoshi Kohno, David A. Molnar, Alexander N. Moshchuk, Franziska Roesner, Jiahe Helen Wang
  • Patent number: 9355268
    Abstract: Functionality is described herein by which plural environment-sensing applications capture information from an environment in a fine-grained and least-privileged manner. By doing so, the functionality reduces the risk that private information that appears within the environment will be released to unauthorized parties. Among other aspects, the functionality provides an error correction mechanism for reducing the incidence of false positives in the detection of objects, an offloading technique for delegating computationally intensive recognition tasks to a remote computing framework, and a visualization module by which a user may inspect the access rights to be granted (or already granted) to each application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Loris D'Antoni, Alan M. Dunn, Suman Jana, Tadayoshi Kohno, Benjamin Livshits, David A. Molnar, Alexander N. Moshchuk, Eyal Ofek, Franziska Roesner, Timothy Scott Saponas, Margus Veanes, Jiahe Helen Wang
  • Publication number: 20160062468
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter includes techniques for processing gestures. An example method includes receiving a gesture from an application. The gesture includes one or more primitives from a language that is domain-specific to gestures. The method also further includes receiving skeletal data from a motion detection system. The method also includes comparing the skeletal data with the gesture from the application in a runtime module. The method also further includes sending a gesture event to the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Benjamin Livshits, Margus Veanes, Loris D'Antoni, Lucas S. Figueiredo, David A. Molnar
  • Publication number: 20160026782
    Abstract: Described is a technology by which the identity of a person (e.g., a customer in a commercial transaction) is determinable without active identification effort, via biometric data is obtained without action by the person. Machine processing of the biometric data over a set of possible persons, determined from secondary proximity sensing, is used to determine or assist in determining the identity of the person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Applicant: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Stephen Frederick Smowton, Ronnie Chaiken, Weidong Cui, Oliver H. Foehr, Jacob Rubin Lorch, David Molnar, Bryan Jeffrey Parno, Stefan Saroiu, Alastair Wolman
  • Publication number: 20150356488
    Abstract: A crowdsourcing environment is described herein which uses a single-stage or multi-stage approach to evaluate the quality of work performed by a worker, with respect to an identified task. In the multi-stage case, an evaluation system, in the first stage, determines whether the worker corresponds to a spam agent. In a second stage, for a non-spam worker, the evaluation system determines the propensity of the worker to perform desirable (e.g., accurate) work in the future. The evaluation system operates based on a set of features, including worker-focused features (which describe work performed by the particular worker), task-focused features (which describe tasks performed in the crowdsourcing environment), and system-focused features (which describe aspects of the configuration of the crowdsourcing environment). According to one illustrative aspect, the evaluation system performs its analysis using at least one model, produced using any type of supervised machine learning technique.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Semiha Ece Kamar Eden, Rajesh M. Patel, Steven J. R. Shelford, Hai Wu, David A. Molnar, Eric J. Horvitz
  • Patent number: 9152868
    Abstract: Described is a technology by which the identity of a person (e.g., a customer in a commercial transaction) is determinable without active identification effort, via biometric data is obtained without action by the person. Machine processing of the biometric data over a set of possible persons, determined from secondary proximity sensing, is used to determine or assist in determining the identity of the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Stephen Frederick Smowton, Ronnie Chaiken, Weidong Cui, Oliver H. Foehr, Jacob Rubin Lorch, David Molnar, Bryan Jeffrey Parno, Stefan Saroiu, Alastair Wolman
  • Patent number: 9129058
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer-readable storage medium for application monitoring through continuous record and replay are described herein. The method includes continuously recording execution traces including external non-deterministic input data for an application at a user device and analyzing the recorded execution traces to identify relevant execution traces for determining a behavior of the application. The method also includes reporting the relevant execution traces to a server, wherein the server is configured to replay the relevant execution traces to determine whether the behavior of the application is as expected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Weidong Cui, Brendan Dolan-Gavitt, David Molnar
  • Patent number: 9116880
    Abstract: A processing system is described which generates stimulus information (SI) having one or more stimulus components (SCs) selected from an inventory of such components. The processing system then presents the SI to a group of human recipients, inviting those recipients to provide linguistic descriptions of the SI. The linguistic information that is received thereby has an implicit link to the SCs. Further, each linguistic component is associated with at least one feature of a target environment, such as a target computer system. Hence, the linguistic information also maps to the features of the target environment. These relationships allow applications to use the linguistic information to interact with the target environment in different ways. In one case, the processing system uses a challenge-response authentication task presentation to convey the stimulus information to the recipients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: William B. Dolan, Christopher I. Charla, Christopher B. Quirk, Christopher J. Brockett, Noelle M. Sophy, Nicole Beaudry, Vikram Reddy Dendi, Pallavi Choudhury, Scott T. Laufer, Robert A. Sim, Thomas E. Woolsey, David Molnar
  • Publication number: 20150143459
    Abstract: An “AR Privacy API” provides an API that allows applications and web browsers to use various content rendering abstractions to protect user privacy in a wide range of web-based immersive augmented reality (AR) scenarios. The AR Privacy API extends the traditional concept of “web pages” to immersive “web rooms” wherein any desired combination of existing or new 2D and 3D content is rendered within a user's room or other space. Advantageously, the AR Privacy API and associated rendering abstractions are useable by a wide variety of applications and web content for enhancing the user's room or other space with web-based immersive AR content. Further, the AR Privacy API is implemented using any existing or new web page coding platform, including, but not limited to HTML, XML, CSS, JavaScript, etc., thereby enabling existing web content and coding techniques to be smoothly integrated into a wide range of web room AR scenarios.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David Molnar, John Vilk, Eyal Ofek, Alexander Moshchuk, Jiahe Wang, Ran Gal, Lior Shapira, Douglas Christopher Burger, Blair MacIntyre, Benjamin Livshits