Patents by Inventor Eric Webster

Eric Webster 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: 11032496
    Abstract: A time-of-flight pixel array comprises multiple pixel cells. The pixel cell comprises a light collection region, a light shielded region, and a deep trench isolation (DTI) structure that encircles the light collection region to prevent light from entering the light shielded region. Photogate in the light collection region is disposed above a photodiode to accumulate the photo-generated electrical charges. A doped region disposed near the photogate collects the attracted charges. The doped region extends to the light shielded region and transfers the collected charges to a floating diffusion through a shutter transistor also in the light shielded region. DTI or similar structures are deployed to the entire pixel array to prevent light from exchanging between different light collection regions and light from entering the light shielded regions of all pixel cells. Interference between the shielded regions of different pixel cells is also minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Webster
  • Publication number: 20210152414
    Abstract: A system may include one or more processors disposed within a management network. An end-user network may contain agent instances and one or more servers. The one or more processors may be configured to perform one or more tasks. These tasks may include receiving, from the end-user network, monitor data from on or more monitoring applications on one or more agent instances; determining, based on a specification, operations to be performed on the end-user network, wherein the specification is defined by the end-user network and comprises logical directives, each logical directive including conditions that, if satisfied by the received data, define the operations; and providing, to the one or more servers, the operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Intradiem, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Busbee, Akul Dewan, Eric Drucker, Jennifer East, Sudarsan Maddi, Savita Mahesh, Elizabeth Webster, Kevin Wilson
  • Patent number: 10997660
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed to calculate a “life script.” The life script may include various behaviors and/or monetary allocations required for a user to meet one or more user-defined objectives. These objectives may indicate various lifestyle habits desired by the user such as where to live, a maximum commuting time to work, how often to travel, etc. Because each of these objectives requires the user to allocate his funds in a certain way and to live in accordance with a particular set of restraints, user information may be collected and aggregated from several sources to generate a user profile indicating the user's financial information, demographics, psychographics, and lifestyle information. The user profile may then be analyzed to calculate a constraint framework that guides the generation of a life script to allow the user to achieve the desired objectives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: BlueOwl, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Webster, Susan Beigie, Kyle Schmitt, Leif Agerholm Roll, Kathleen Lenzini, Sarah Mineau
  • Publication number: 20210125432
    Abstract: Techniques for using dynamic comparison groups to assess driving safety are provided. Customizable comparison groups of vehicle operator's may be created based upon specific parameters. Drivers belonging to each specific comparison group may be ranked among one another based upon a comparison of telematics data that is associated with each vehicle, which may indicate various metrics associated with each driver's driving safety. By providing each driver's ranking within comparison groups, a gamified interface and user interaction is achieved, which promotes competition and acts as an incentive for the drivers to drive safer and avoid risk. Additional incentives may be provided in the form of automobile insurance premium discounts and recommendations for improving the driver's ranking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Eric Webster, Eric Dahl, Blake Konrardy
  • Patent number: 10964738
    Abstract: An image sensor includes one or more photodiodes disposed in a semiconductor material to receive image light and generate image charge, and a floating diffusion to receive the image charge from the one or more photodiodes. One or more transfer transistors is coupled to transfer image charge in the one or more photodiodes to the floating diffusion, and a source follower transistor is coupled to amplify the image charge in the floating diffusion. The source follower includes a gate electrode (coupled to the floating diffusion), source and drain electrodes, and an active region disposed in the semiconductor material between the source and drain electrodes. A dielectric material is disposed between the gate electrode and the active region and has a first thickness and a second thickness. The second thickness is greater than the first thickness, and the second thickness is disposed closer to the drain electrode than the first thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gang Chen, Yuanwei Zheng, Qin Wang, Cunyu Yang, Guannan Chen, Duli Mao, Dyson Tai, Lindsay Grant, Eric Webster, Sing-Chung Hu
  • Patent number: 10916075
    Abstract: Techniques for using dynamic comparison groups to assess driving safety are provided. Customizable comparison groups of vehicle operator's may be created based upon specific parameters. Drivers belonging to each specific comparison group may be ranked among one another based upon a comparison of telematics data that is associated with each vehicle, which may indicate various metrics associated with each driver's driving safety. By providing each driver's ranking within comparison groups, a gamified interface and user interaction is achieved, which promotes competition and acts as an incentive for the drivers to drive safer and avoid risk. Additional incentives may be provided in the form of automobile insurance premium discounts and recommendations for improving the driver's ranking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Eric Webster, Eric Dahl, Blake Konrardy
  • Publication number: 20210029311
    Abstract: A time-of-flight pixel array comprises multiple pixel cells. The pixel cell comprises a light collection region, a light shielded region, and a deep trench isolation (DTI) structure that encircles the light collection region to prevent light from entering the light shielded region. Photogate in the light collection region is disposed above a photodiode to accumulate the photo-generated electrical charges. A doped region disposed near the photogate collects the attracted charges. The doped region extends to the light shielded region and transfers the collected charges to a floating diffusion through a shutter transistor also in the light shielded region. DTI or similar structures are deployed to the entire pixel array to prevent light from exchanging between different light collection regions and light from entering the light shielded regions of all pixel cells. Interference between the shielded regions of different pixel cells is also minimized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Webster
  • Publication number: 20200235158
    Abstract: A sensor includes a photodiode disposed in a semiconductor material to receive light and convert the light into charge, and a first floating diffusion coupled to the photodiode to receive the charge. A second floating diffusion is coupled to the photodiode to receive the charge, and a first transfer transistor is coupled to transfer the charge from the photodiode into the first floating diffusion. A second transfer transistor is coupled to transfer the charge from the photodiode into the second floating diffusion, and an inductor is coupled between a first gate terminal of the first transfer transistor and a second gate terminal of the second transfer transistor. The inductor, the first gate terminal, and the second gate terminal form a resonant circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Xianmin Yi, Jingming Yao, Philip Cizdziel, Eric Webster, Duli Mao, Zhiqiang Lin, Jens Landgraf, Keiji Mabuchi, Kevin Johnson, Sohei Manabe, Dyson H. Tai, Lindsay Grant, Boyd Fowler
  • Patent number: 10713728
    Abstract: Multiple insurance policies may be grouped or segmented into affinity groups, each of which corresponds to a respective risk level. A set of financial instruments corresponding to a particular affinity group of insurance policies may be created and automatically offered for auction, e.g., online. Bids received from potential investors may indicate, e.g., percentage of assumed risk, percentage of profit sharing, percentage of shared loss, service or commission fee amounts, etc. that are acceptable to the bidding party. The party or parties submitting the winning bids may be awarded investment in the financial instruments and may enter into respective financial agreements with the financial instrument provider, thereby securitizing the risk associated with the insurance policies. Profits and/or losses generated by the insurance policies of the affinity group corresponding to the financial instruments may be distributed in accordance with the terms of the financial agreement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Leif Agerholm Roll, Craig Dean Isaacs, Eric Webster, Gregory L. Hayward
  • Patent number: 10664920
    Abstract: Blockchain techniques for providing insurance to an affinity group may include an enforcement server that receives a plurality of bidding actions (e.g., bid or no-bid) from a plurality of bidding entities in response to an auction of an opportunity to provide insurance for members of the affinity group. The server may compile transactions corresponding to the received bidding actions into a block of transactions (e.g., a round of bidding), distribute the block of transactions to validation entities to form a consensus on the highest bid, and update copies of a distributed ledger with the block of transactions. The server may identify a winning bid and provide affinity group member data to the winning bidding entity, thereby providing consumers with lower cost insurance and/or insurance that is more reflective of actual risk (or lack thereof). The affinity group may be updated over time and re-auctioned using the blockchain techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Leif Agerholm Roll, Eric Webster, Gregory L. Hayward, Craig Dean Isaacs
  • Publication number: 20200105807
    Abstract: An image sensor includes one or more photodiodes disposed in a semiconductor material to receive image light and generate image charge, and a floating diffusion to receive the image charge from the one or more photodiodes. One or more transfer transistors is coupled to transfer image charge in the one or more photodiodes to the floating diffusion, and a source follower transistor is coupled to amplify the image charge in the floating diffusion. The source follower includes a gate electrode (coupled to the floating diffusion), source and drain electrodes, and an active region disposed in the semiconductor material between the source and drain electrodes. A dielectric material is disposed between the gate electrode and the active region and has a first thickness and a second thickness. The second thickness is greater than the first thickness, and the second thickness is disposed closer to the drain electrode than the first thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Gang Chen, Yuanwei Zheng, Qin Wang, Cunyu Yang, Guannan Chen, Duli Mao, Dyson Tai, Lindsay Grant, Eric Webster, Sing-Chung Hu
  • Patent number: 10207046
    Abstract: A template frame for holding a container and one or more additional components in a predetermined first arrangement is disclosed. The template frame has a first pair of stanchions for engaging the container; and additional pairs of stanchions provided for engaging the one or more additional components, wherein each of the additional pairs of stanchions is for engaging one of the one or more additional components, wherein the stanchions are arranged on the template frame for holding the container and the one or more additional components out of direct physical contact from one another in the predetermined first arrangement to be subsequently assembled into a second arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignees: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., B. Braun Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Webster, Steven Zigler, Gregory James Simmons
  • Publication number: 20170088325
    Abstract: A template frame for holding a container and one or more additional components in a predetermined first arrangement is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Eric Webster, Steven Zigler
  • Publication number: 20160376040
    Abstract: Radiopharmaceuticals for functional imaging are produced. The manufacturer of the radiopharmaceutical dispenses and packages in unit dosage. The unit dosage package is a standard amount, such as is used in over-the-counter drugs, rather than being patient specific, such as for a filled prescription. The containers with the unit dose are then delivered to the healthcare facility for use or further dispensing. This arrangement allows for pharmacists to be replaced by chemists at the manufacturer since the unit dose may be dispensed and packaged using GMP instead of pharmacy practice. This arrangement results in a different item being delivered to healthcare facilities for functional imaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Danny Bingham, Michael Nazerias, Eric Webster, Steven Zigler
  • Patent number: 9456956
    Abstract: A sealed flexible pouch having an aseptic interior, the sealed flexible pouch including a container for holding a pharmaceutical solution, one or more additional components, and a template frame, wherein the container and the one or more additional components are affixed to a template frame in a predetermined first arrangement and provided inside the sealed flexible pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Webster, Steven Zigler
  • Publication number: 20140067472
    Abstract: A method and apparatus may segment a business' customer base and determine one or more business behaviors toward customers based on the segmentation. For example, the method and apparatus may communicate a survey to a plurality of customers including at least one needs-based question and at least one demographics question. The method and apparatus may also group received survey data into a plurality of segments. Using sets of received survey data, the method and apparatus may also classify each of the plurality of customers into a segments based on the received numerical values. The numerical values for each customer data set may correspond to one of the plurality of segments. The method and apparatus may then determine one or more needs of each customer based on the segment and a customer data set and determine a prerequisite business behavior for each segment based on the determined needs of each customer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Daniel Mayes, Nancy K. Armstrong, Jeffrey D. Arseneau, Kevin Cote, Brandon L. Emlen, Craig W. Fisher, Thomas H. Park, Elizabeth Pulver, Laurette C. Stiles, Laurel K. Straub, Eric Webster, Lindsay Wilson