Patents by Inventor David Stern

David Stern 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: 10303922
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the invention, a method to image a probe array is described that includes focusing on a plurality of fiducials on a surface of an array. The method utilizes obtaining the best z position of the fiducials and using a surface fitting algorithm to produce a surface fit profile. One or more surface non-flatness parameters can be adjusted to improve the flatness image of the array surface to be imaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Affymetrix, Inc.
    Inventors: David Stern, Chuan Gao, Melvin Yamamoto, Devin Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20190066673
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments for an audio responsive electronic device. The audio responsive electronic device includes a data storage having stored therein an intent queue. Intents are stored in the intent queue. The audio responsive electronic device operates by receiving an indication that a user pressed the play/stop button. The audio responsive electronic device retrieves from the intent queue an intent last stored in the queue, wherein the retrieved intent is associated with content previously paused. The audio responsive electronic device also retrieves from the intent queue state information associated with the paused content, and then causes content to be played based on at least the paused content and the state information. In some embodiments, the audio responsive electronic device receives an indication that a user selected tell me something functionality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: Roku, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony John WOOD, David STERN, Gregory Mack GARNER
  • Publication number: 20190066687
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, apparatus, article of manufacture, method and/or computer program product embodiments, and/or combinations and sub-combinations thereof, for distributing the performance of speech recognition among a remote control device and a voice platform in the cloud. In some embodiments, the remote control device operates to receive a voice input from a user. The remote control device detects a trigger word in the voice input. The remote control device then processes the voice input. The remote control device then transmits the voice input to a voice platform based on the detecting in order to determine an intent associated with the voice input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: Roku, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony John WOOD, David Stern, Gregory Mack Garner
  • Publication number: 20190066672
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, apparatus, article of manufacture, method and/or computer program product embodiments, and/or combinations and sub-combinations thereof, for providing voice control using multiple digital assistants. In some embodiments, a voice platform operates to receive a voice input from a user. The voice platform selects a digital assistant from a plurality of digital assistants based on a trigger word. The voice platform then generates an intent from the voice input using the selected digital assistant. The voice platform then transmits the intent to a media device for processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: Roku, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony John WOOD, David Stern, Gregory Mack Garner
  • Publication number: 20180341802
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the invention, a method to image a probe array is described that includes focusing on a plurality of fiducials on a surface of an array. The method utilizes obtaining the best z position of the fiducials and using a surface fitting algorithm to produce a surface fit profile. One or more surface non-flatness parameters can be adjusted to improve the flatness image of the array surface to be imaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Applicant: Affymetrix, Inc.
    Inventors: David Stern, Chuan Gao, Melvin Yamamoto, Devin Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20180252936
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a high throughput optical scanning device and methods of use. The optical scanning device and methods of use provided herein can allow high throughput scanning of a continuously moving object with a high resolution despite fluctuations in stage velocity. This can aid in high throughput scanning of a substrate, such as a biological chip comprising fluorophores. Also provided herein are improved optical relay systems and scanning optics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Windsor Owens, Bryan Staker, Rob Hartlage, Edvinas Zizminskas, David Stern, Paul Heilman
  • Patent number: 10019620
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the invention, a method to image a probe array is described that includes focusing on a plurality of fiducials on a surface of an array. The method utilizes obtaining the best z position of the fiducials and using a surface fitting algorithm to produce a surface fit profile. One or more surface non-flatness parameters can be adjusted to improve the flatness image of the array surface to be imaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Affymetrix, Inc.
    Inventors: David Stern, Chuan Gao, Melvin Yamamoto, Devin Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20180143746
    Abstract: A predictive application cache is described. The predictive application cache intelligently selects which applications to cache to maximize caching effectiveness. In an embodiment, the selecting is based on user input and a graphical user interface. The predictive application cache then determines, based on the user input and the graphical user interface, which applications are likely to be selected by user input next. In an embodiment, the selecting is also based on historical usage information. In an embodiment, the selecting is based on crowd sourced information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: Roku, Inc.
    Inventors: David STERN, Anthony Wood
  • Publication number: 20180126355
    Abstract: Compositions, devices, methods and systems are provided for differential functionalization of a surface of a structure to support biopolymer synthesis. Provided herein are processes which include use of lamps, lasers, and/or microcontact printing to add functional groups to surfaces for the efficient and uniform synthesis of oligonucleic acids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Bill James PECK, Pierre INDERMUHLE, Eugene P. MARSH, Andres FERNANDEZ, David STERN
  • Publication number: 20180096190
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the invention, a method to image a probe array is described that includes focusing on a plurality of fiducials on a surface of an array. The method utilizes obtaining the best z position of the fiducials and using a surface fitting algorithm to produce a surface fit profile. One or more surface non-flatness parameters can be adjusted to improve the flatness image of the array surface to be imaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: Affymetrix, Inc.
    Inventors: David Stern, Chuan Gao, Melvin Yamamoto, Devin Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9905005
    Abstract: Methods, systems and platforms for digital imaging of multiple regions of an array, and detection and counting of the labeled features thereon, are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Cellular Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Fu, Roger Rudoff, David Stern, George T. Wu, Stephen P. A. Fodor, Geoffrey Facer
  • Patent number: 9895673
    Abstract: Compositions, devices, methods and systems are provided for differential functionalization of a surface of a structure to support biopolymer synthesis. Provided herein are processes which include use of lamps, lasers, and/or microcontact printing to add functional groups to surfaces for the efficient and uniform synthesis of oligonucleic acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: TWIST BIOSCIENCE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bill James Peck, Pierre Indermuhle, Eugene P. Marsh, Andres Fernandez, David Stern
  • Patent number: 9773275
    Abstract: A profile of one or more users of the online auction environment is developed. The profile of each user can be based at least in part on historical auction activity of that user. An auction of the online auction environment that is in progress is monitored. A prediction is determined as to whether the auction will be successful based at least in part on the profile of the one or more users that are participating in the auction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Ten-X, LLC
    Inventors: Todd Gladis, David Stern, Robert Michealis, Sheridan Hitchens, Harshal Dedhia, James Corum
  • Publication number: 20170269664
    Abstract: Streaming content using a data streaming device having limited power is described. A data streaming device receives streaming content from a network and provides the streaming content for display on a content display device. Data streaming device includes power supplies that receive power from the content display device. The power supplies use the power to operate components of data streaming device that process the streaming content. A measuring module measures the power provided to the data streaming device. When the power is insufficient, a controller generates an indication that there is insufficient power to operate the components of the data streaming device. The controller may also modify functionality of the components to operate using available power or disable a component of the data streaming device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Gregory GARNER, Anthony WOOD, Simon MARTIN, David STERN
  • Patent number: 9767342
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the invention, a method to image a probe array is described that includes focusing on a plurality of fiducials on a surface of an array. The method utilizes obtaining the best z position of the fiducials and using a surface fitting algorithm to produce a surface fit profile. One or more surface non-flatness parameters can be adjusted to improve the flatness image of the array surface to be imaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Affymetrix, Inc.
    Inventors: David Stern, Chuan Gao, Melvin Yamamoto, Devin Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9705947
    Abstract: A method for a computer system includes receiving an identifier associated with a client streaming player, determining one or more attributes associated with the identifier from a data structure in response to the identifier, determining available channels from a plurality of channels that are to be made available to the client streaming player in response to the identifier, wherein available channels comprises a first channel, but not the second channel, determining a first graphical identifier associated with the first channel, providing the first graphical identifier to the client streaming player, receiving a user selection of the first graphical identifier indicating a user request to associate the first channel with the computer system, and providing an indicator of a server network address associated with the first channel to the client streaming player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Roku, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Wood, David Stern, David Westerhoff, Bill Ataras, Mark Goodwin, Aaron Graham, Matt Emerson, Kevin Phillips
  • Patent number: 9703006
    Abstract: A method for matching production history to flow simulations includes identifying a plurality of parameters that control an objective function measuring the mismatch between a flow simulation response in a parameter subspace and a production history. A value is calculated for an objective function and for a static measurement at each of a plurality of experiments in the parameter subspace. These results are used to develop a mathematical relationship between one or more static measurements and the objective function. During subsequent adjustment of the simulation model, a target window in the objective function is identified, and flow simulations are performed for each modified model that is predicted from the static geologic measurement to produce an objective function within the window. An objective function of each flow simulation to the production history is calculated and the procedure is iterated until the objective function is within a target range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: David Stern, Adedayo S. Oyerinde, Isha Sahni, Ganesan S. Subramanian
  • Publication number: 20170154421
    Abstract: Methods, systems and platforms for digital imaging of multiple regions of an array, and detection and counting of the labeled features thereon, are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Glenn Fu, Roger Rudoff, David Stern, George T. Wu, Stephen P.A. Fodor, Geoffrey Facer
  • Publication number: 20170151546
    Abstract: Compositions, devices, methods and systems are provided for differential functionalization of a surface of a structure to support biopolymer synthesis. Provided herein are processes which include use of lamps, lasers, and/or microcontact printing to add functional groups to surfaces for the efficient and uniform synthesis of oligonucleic acids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Bill James PECK, Pierre INDERMUHLE, Eugene P. MARSH, Andres FERNANDEZ, David STERN
  • Publication number: 20170081678
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for creating plants exhibiting enhanced resistance to abiotic stresses, especially cold stress are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: David Stern, Coralie Evelyn Salesse-Smith