Patents by Inventor Eric Klein

Eric Klein 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: 10354056
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure are directed towards providing feedback to users of multi-user system that has biometric recognition capabilities, so that a user knows whether the system has correctly associated the user with his or her identity. The feedback may include a display of a current camera view, along with visible identity information that is associated with each user in the view. The feedback may include per-user icons (e.g., tiles, thumbnail images and so on) by which a user visually confirms that he or she is correctly recognized. Any misrecognition may be detected via the feedback and corrected. Feedback may convey other information, such as the current interaction state/capabilities of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Mitchell Smith, Emily M. Yang, Joseph Wheeler, Sergio Paolantonio, Xiaoji Chen, Eric C. Sanderson, Calvin Kent Carter, Christian Klein, Mark D. Schwesinger, Rita A. Yu
  • Patent number: 10338240
    Abstract: A method for improving a 4-dimensional (4D) repeatability by modifying a given path to be followed by a source during a seismic survey. The method includes receiving the given path at a control device associated with a vehicle that caries the source; following the given path during a first seismic survey that is a baseline survey for the 4D seismic survey; deviating from the given path to follow a new path when encountering an obstacle on the given path; and updating the given path, based on the new path, to obtain an updated given path when a deviation condition is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: CGG SERVICES SAS
    Inventors: Cecile Berron, Eric Forgues, Thomas Bianchi, Thierry Klein
  • Patent number: 10296851
    Abstract: Physical space is allocated to members of a group to maximize collaborative efforts. Each member of the group is determined based on presence or detection of a wireless device. As the members of the group are wirelessly detected, physical space may be assigned based on historical usage, calendar entries, physical needs, and infrastructure traits. Desks, office space, conference rooms, and other facilities may thus be dynamically reserved to maximize collaboration and yet efficiently utilize existing physical spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Craig Arthur Klein, Gregory O. Harp, Joseph Eric Sineath
  • Patent number: 10111009
    Abstract: A frameless audio transducer for mobile applications is provided. The invention relates to an audio transducer realized as speaker to transduce an electrical audio signal into acoustic sound or realized as receiver to transduce an acoustic sound into an electrical audio signal, which audio transducer is realized without a frame to align and fix the other parts of the audio transducer. The frameless audio transducer further includes coil lead support structures to reduce stress on the coil leads during operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Sound Solutions International Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael Schoeffmann, Eric Klein, Helmut Wasinger
  • Publication number: 20180180552
    Abstract: An implement analyzing device that is sized for receiving more than one fluid retainer cartridge assembly is disclosed. The implement analyzing device includes a support member, a housing, a cartridge receiver, at least one cartridge heater, an imaging device and an implement analyzing device integrated circuit. The cartridge receiver is disposed within a cavity in the implement analyzing device and defines at least one cartridge viewing window. At least one cartridge heater disposed within the cavity and connected to the cartridge receiver. The imaging device is disposed within the cavity and arranged opposite the at least one cartridge viewing window. The implement analyzing device integrated circuit is communicatively coupled to the at least one cartridge heater and the imaging device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Frank Eric Klein, Andrew John Wheeler, Andrew John DenHartigh, William Hoerner, Nathaniel Banner, Borich Damon, Andrea Grbavac, Alejandro Silveyra, Michelle Silveyra, Zwckxally Obregon
  • Publication number: 20180137486
    Abstract: Described in example embodiments herein are techniques for implementing an automated banking machine such as an ATM. An example embodiments, tracks the flow of a note through an ATM. Another embodiment corrects errors detected during a note flow. Some embodiments are in the form of security protocols for communications or other communication protocols, or techniques for monitoring devices operating in the ATM. Yet another example embodiment is directed to security of a currency cassette. Still yet another embodiment is directed to detecting tampering of the ATM's gate and/or shuttle. Yet still another embodiment determines if notes in a shuttle were delivered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated
    Inventors: David NIKKEL, Christopher MEDFORD, Daniel BISSLER, Ricardo BARROS, Mike P. RYAN, Clinton BOLEY, Anne KONECNY, Ricardo BEATO, Andrew CLUGSTON, Brian BLOCK, Justin ROCK, Eric KLEIN
  • Publication number: 20180124520
    Abstract: A frameless audio transducer for mobile applications is provided. The invention relates to an audio transducer realized as speaker to transduce an electrical audio signal into acoustic sound or realized as receiver to transduce an acoustic sound into an electrical audio signal, which audio transducer is realized without a frame to align and fix the other parts of the audio transducer. The frameless audio transducer further includes coil lead support structures to reduce stress on the coil leads during operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Michael SCHOEFFMANN, Eric KLEIN, Helmut WASINGER
  • Publication number: 20180011088
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a device and method for measuring an amount of an analyte in a sample, comprising a lateral flow matrix which defines a flow path and which comprises, in series: a sample receiving zone; a labeling zone comprising an unlabeled receptor and a labeled receptor, the unlabeled receptor located downstream of the labeled receptor and separated by a distance; and two serially oriented capture zones capable of providing quantitation of the amount of the analyte in the sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Andrew John Wheeler, Andrew John Denhartigh, Frank Eric Klein, David Phillip Ankrapp, Danielle Alexander
  • Patent number: 9833783
    Abstract: A fluid retainer cartridge assembly is disclosed. The fluid retainer cartridge assembly includes a base portion and a cap portion. The base portion defines a plurality of implement-receiving channels. The cap portion is removably-connected to the base portion. The cap portion defines a fluid-receiving void that is fluidly-divided into an upstream fluid-receiving void and a downstream fluid-receiving void by a flange of the base portion that is disposed within the fluid-receiving void of the cap portion. The upstream fluid-receiving void is in fluid communication with the downstream fluid-receiving void by a fluid-flow passage formed by the flange of the base portion. A method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: NEOGEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Frank Eric Klein, Andrew John Wheeler, Andrew John DenHartigh, William Hoerner, Damon Borich, Zwckxally Obregon, Andrea Grbavac, Karen Borich, Alejandro Silveyra
  • Publication number: 20170281945
    Abstract: Temporary or sub-threshold electrical stimulation to promote recovery of a damaged or injured nerve. Methods include promoting neuroregeneration of a nerve iatrogenically injured during a medical procedure performed on a target site of a patient's body. Methods include placing an electrical lead in electrical communication with the injured or damaged nerve. Methods further include temporarily stimulating the nerve and/or applying sub-threshold stimulation to the nerve to promote neuroregeneration of the nerve. The nerve can be a peripheral nerve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Bradley C. Gill, Yaw A. Nyame, Eric A. Klein
  • Patent number: 9761091
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, there is described herein an method comprising a cassette operable to store documents, the cassette having an external surface, an electrophoretic display coupled with the external surface, and a wireless interface coupled with the cassette and operably coupled with the electrophoretic display. In particular embodiments, the electrophoretic display is operable to receive data representative of configuration from a wireless device in data communication with the wireless interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated
    Inventors: Kenneth Turocy, Daniel Bissler, Bryan Simmons, Eric Klein, Mike Ryan, David Nikkel, Dustin Boley
  • Patent number: 9717260
    Abstract: A kitchenware apparatus and container for producing fermented vegetables, such as sauerkraut, comprising a screw top or Mason jar, a threaded jar lid with moat and an oblong top slot opening, an inverted cup that fits within the moat, a plunger sized to fit within the neck of the jar and having a keyed handle that extends up through the slot in the lid, and a compression spring. The lid moat and inverted cup comprise an airlock or one way valve that allows fermentation gases to escape but prevents outside air from entering. The screw lid, spring and plunger comprise a press that compresses the fermenting vegetables to press juice from the vegetables and to hold the vegetables under the liquid surface to prevent mold or other spoilage and to prevent browning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventors: Karen Wang Diggs, Eric A. Klein
  • Publication number: 20170200350
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, there is described herein an method comprising a cassette operable to store documents, the cassette having an external surface, an electrophoretic display coupled with the external surface, and a wireless interface coupled with the cassette and operably coupled with the electrophoretic display. In particular embodiments, the electrophoretic display is operable to receive data representative of configuration from a wireless device in data communication with the wireless interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Kenneth Turocy, Daniel Bissler, Bryan Simmons, Eric Klein, Mike Ryan, David Nikkel, Dustin BOLEY
  • Patent number: 9691233
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a document holding cassettes that can be used in an automated banking machine that includes circuitry that is wirelessly powered through inductive coupling. The cassette can wirelessly communicate with the automated banking machine through induction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Diebold Self-Service Systems, Division of Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventors: Kenneth Turocy, William Beskitt, Mike Ryan, Eric Klein, David A. Peters, H. Thomas Graef
  • Patent number: 9613502
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, there is described herein an apparatus comprising a cassette operable to store documents, the cassette having an external surface, an electrophoretic display coupled with the external surface, and a wireless interface coupled with the cassette and operably coupled with the electrophoretic display. In particular embodiments, the electrophoretic display is operable to receive data representative of configuration from a wireless device in data communication with the wireless interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventors: Ken Turocy, Bryan Simmons, Eric Klein, Dustin Boley, David Nikkel, Daniel Bissler, Mike Ryan
  • Patent number: 9560184
    Abstract: A method of rejecting a Bluetooth communications request is disclosed. A portable device receives a Bluetooth communications request from a computing device. The communications request includes a device identification of the computing device. A list of trusted device identifications stored in a memory resource of the portable device is automatically accessed. The Bluetooth communications request is rejected in response to determining that the device identification is not in the list of trusted device identifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: David Kammer, Mark T. Davis, Eric Klein
  • Patent number: 9542815
    Abstract: A banking system is controlled responsive, at least in part, to data read from data bearing records. The banking system includes an automated banking machine. The machine is operable to carry out a financial transaction responsive to a determination that data read from a data bearing record, such as a card that is read by a card reader in the machine, corresponds to stored information for an authorized user or financial account. The machine is operable to receive and dispense documents. The machine includes a check acceptor that is operative to receive checks and a cash dispenser that is operative to dispense cash. Document holding cassettes in the machine include circuitry that is wirelessly powered through inductive coupling. The machine can wirelessly read data from a cassette through use of induction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Diebold Self-Service Systems division of Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventors: Kenneth Turocy, William D. Beskitt, Mike P. Ryan, Eric Klein, Dave A. Peters, H. Thomas Graef, Bryan Simmons, Marko Savcic
  • Patent number: D829337
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: NEOGEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Frank Eric Klein, Andrew John Wheeler, Andrew John DenHartigh, William Hoerner, Nathaniel Banner, Damon Borich, Andrea Grbavac, Alejandro Silveyra, Michelle Silveyra, Zwckxally Obregon
  • Patent number: D834721
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: NEOGEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Frank Eric Klein, Andrew John Wheeler, Andrew John DenHartigh, William Hoerner, Zwckxally Obregon, Britton Marlatt
  • Patent number: D851375
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric P. Avar, Ross Klein