Patents by Inventor Francis A. Honoré

Francis A. Honoré 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: 20180316392
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for adjusting the power level of an external reader of an electronic device. The external reader transmits power to the electronic device with a radio frequency electromagnetic signal. The electronic device may rectify the radio frequency electromagnetic signal and create a rectified voltage. The rectified voltage may be positively correlated to the power level transmitted by the external device. The rectified power can be used to power a component of the electronic device, such as a component configured to measure either a voltage or power associated with the rectified voltage. The electronic device may communicate the measured voltage or power back to the external reader. Based on the communicated voltage or power, the external reader may adjust its power level of the transmitted power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Nathan Pletcher, Brian Otis, Francis Honore, Andrew Nelson
  • Patent number: 9973238
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for adjusting the power level of an external reader of an electronic device. The external reader transmits power to the electronic device with a radio frequency electromagnetic signal. The electronic device may rectify the radio frequency electromagnetic signal and create a rectified voltage. The rectified voltage may be positively correlated to the power level transmitted by the external device. The rectified power can be used to power a component of the electronic device, such as a component configured to measure either a voltage or power associated with the rectified voltage. The electronic device may communicate the measured voltage or power back to the external reader. Based on the communicated voltage or power, the external reader may adjust its power level of the transmitted power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences, LLC
    Inventors: Nathan Pletcher, Brian Otis, Francis Honore, Andrew Nelson
  • Publication number: 20180070841
    Abstract: A system, device and method for automatically and remotely acquiring sensor data from a wearable patch mounted on a patient. An example device implemented as a wearable patch includes a sensor assembly comprising a plurality of sensors configured to detect a corresponding plurality of sensory modalities and generate electrical signals representing the sensory modalities. A signal converter receives the electrical signals from the plurality of sensors and converts the signals to sensor data signals comprising a data representation of at least one of the electrical signals. A communications interface communicates the sensor data signals to a sensor data processing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: GrafWorx, Inc.
    Inventors: Francis Honore, Samit Kumar Gupta, David John Kuraguntla, James Reich, Anthony Flannery, JR., Jivko Mihaylov
  • Patent number: 9808157
    Abstract: A wearable device and external reader is provided for herein. In some embodiments of the present disclosure, the wearable device or the reader is configured to receive a level of radiant energy, detect a change in the received level of radiant energy, determine that the detected change in the received level of radiant energy is indicative of a predetermined pattern of received radiant energy, and responsively operate (or cause to be operated via the external reader) one or more external devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Nathan Pletcher, Andrew Nelson, Francis Honore
  • Publication number: 20150188607
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for adjusting the power level of an external reader of an electronic device. The external reader transmits power to the electronic device with a radio frequency electromagnetic signal. The electronic device may rectify the radio frequency electromagnetic signal and create a rectified voltage. The rectified voltage may be positively correlated to the power level transmitted by the external device. The rectified power can be used to power a component of the electronic device, such as a component configured to measure either a voltage or power associated with the rectified voltage. The electronic device may communicate the measured voltage or power back to the external reader. Based on the communicated voltage or power, the external reader may adjust its power level of the transmitted power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Nathan Pletcher, Brian Otis, Francis Honore, Andrew Nelson
  • Publication number: 20150182116
    Abstract: A wearable device and external reader is provided for herein. In some embodiments of the present disclosure, the wearable device or the reader is configured to receive a level of radiant energy, detect a change in the received level of radiant energy, determine that the detected change in the received level of radiant energy is indicative of a predetermined pattern of received radiant energy, and responsively operate (or cause to be operated via the external reader) one or more external devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Pletcher, Andrew Nelson, Francis Honore
  • Patent number: 8386567
    Abstract: Internet content is coordinated with audio communications, such that two or more parties can view the same media content on the Internet while simultaneously communicating over a traditional telephony network or via voice over network. A user computer displays shared content that corresponds to a second computer's display, such that both parties view the same content on their browsers. Either of the parties is allowed to update the visual content of their browsers. Updates in the visual content are transmitted to the other parties so that all parties view the same, shared content. The shared content can include web pages, forms, applications, images, conferences, and files among other information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Pasha Roberts, Firdaus Bhathena, Francis A. Honoré
  • Patent number: 8196831
    Abstract: A system for power supply synchronization in an Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) reader is shown and described. In one embodiment, the system includes one or more switched mode power supply devices and a signal generator. Each of the switched mode power supply devices provides power to at least one component of the RFID reader. The signal generator transmits a synchronization signal of a controlling frequency to each of the one or more power supply devices. In one embodiment, the system includes a signal processing unit that is configured to reject one or more spectral components from the output of the RFID reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Trimble Navigation Limited
    Inventors: John Carrick, Robert R. Herold, Francis Honore
  • Publication number: 20100296509
    Abstract: Internet content is coordinated with audio communications, such that two or more parties can view the same media content on the Internet while simultaneously communicating over a traditional telephony network or via voice over network. A user computer displays shared content that corresponds to a second computer's display, such that both parties view the same content on their browsers. Either of the parties is allowed to update the visual content of their browsers. Updates in the visual content are transmitted to the other parties so that all parties view the same, shared content. The shared content can include web pages, forms, applications, images, conferences, and files among other information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventors: Pasha Roberts, Firdaus Bhathena, Francis A. Honoré
  • Patent number: 7725540
    Abstract: Internet content is coordinated with audio communications, such that two or more parties can view the same media content on the Internet while simultaneously communicating over a traditional telephony network or via voice over network. A user computer displays shared content that corresponds to a second computer's display, such that both parties view the same content on their browsers. Either of the parties is allowed to update the visual content of their browsers. Updates in the visual content are transmitted to the other parties so that all parties view the same, shared content. The shared content can include web pages, forms, applications, images, conferences, and files among other information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Pasha Roberts, Firdaus Bhathena, Francis A. Honoré
  • Publication number: 20090261659
    Abstract: A system for power supply synchronization in an Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) reader is shown and described. In one embodiment, the system includes one or more switched mode power supply devices and a signal generator. Each of the switched mode power supply devices provides power to at least one component of the RFID reader. The signal generator transmits a synchronization signal of a controlling frequency to each of the one or more power supply devices. In one embodiment, the system includes a signal processing unit that is configured to reject one or more spectral components from the output of the RFID reader.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: John C. Carrick, Robert R. Herold, Francis Honore
  • Publication number: 20060225020
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems are directed to an FPGA that includes a three-dimensional architecture having a component coupled to at least five components across two or more strata. In one embodiment, a FPGA includes a three dimensional switch that can be coupled to at least the five switches, wherein switches are located on first and second stratum. In another embodiment, slice instances are placed in inter-stratum and intra-stratum stages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2005
    Publication date: October 5, 2006
    Inventors: Anantha Chandrakasan, Young-Su Kwon, Payam Lajevardi, Francis Honore, L. Reif, Donald Troxel
  • Publication number: 20050004977
    Abstract: Internet content is coordinated with audio communications, such that two or more parties can view the same media content on the Internet while simultaneously communicating over a traditional telephony network or via voice over network. A user computer displays shared content that corresponds to a second computer's display, such that both parties view the same content on their browsers. Either of the parties is allowed to update the visual content of their browsers. Updates in the visual content are transmitted to the other parties so that all parties view the same, shared content. The shared content can include web pages, forms, applications, images, conferences, and files among other information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2004
    Publication date: January 6, 2005
    Applicant: Cisco Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Pasha Roberts, Firdaus Bhathena, Francis Honore
  • Patent number: 6754693
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described whereby Internet content is coordinated with audio communications, such that two or more parties can view the same media content on the Internet while also simultaneously communicating over a traditional telephony network or by using voice over network implementations. The visual interaction is achieved by having a user computer display shared content that corresponds to a second computer's display, such that both parties will be viewing a copy containing the same content on each of their browsers. The visual interaction further provides a method for allowing either of the parties to update the visual content of their browsers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Pasha Roberts, Firdaus Bhathena, Francis A. Honoré
  • Patent number: 6650694
    Abstract: A programmable, flexible, vector correlation engine for CDMA mobile and base station chip rate signal processing. A correlator co-processor (CCP) performs the de-spreading tasks for a RAKE receiver, early/late correlations for time tracking, and has provision for coherent accumulation of different lengths. The CCP also performs energy estimation and non-coherent accumulation functions. The CCP can also perform correlation functions required for delay profile estimation, and for search/acquisition functions. The same centralized Data Path is used to perform all these functions; a common controller generates signals into the Data Path in response to tasks initiated by a host processor (e.g., DSP). The tasks written into the CCP are performed effectively in parallel by the CCP Data Path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Katherine G. Brown, Sundararajan Sriram, Francis Honore, Kang Lee
  • Patent number: 6295551
    Abstract: A call center system allows a representative and a user to jointly browse World Wide Web content while simultaneously conducting a voice conversation over either a circuit switched or packet switched network. A user may initiate a joint browsing, or synchronous collaboration, session by accessing a web page associated with the call center. A call center server downloads a user applet to the user's computer. The user applet communicates state information about the user computer's browser display, or user view, to the server. The server stores this state information. The server then downloads a service applet to the browser of a selected call center representative. The service applet generates a service view including a representation of the user view and a script frame that controls the representation of the user view. The representative may, for example, alter the representation of the user view by selecting a hyperlink or entering information into an HTML form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2001
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Pasha Roberts, Firdaus Bhathena, Francis A. Honoré