Patents by Inventor Frank A. Hunleth

Frank A. Hunleth 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: 10010261
    Abstract: Electrode arrays have a plurality of electrodes. These arrays may have any combination of the following improvements. The arrays may have features that enable easier electrical connections and reduced bending stiffness by having a stop region and a torsion relief region, respectively. The arrays may have a shielding feature that may reduce electrical interference. The arrays may come in pairs that are designed to simplify measurements of electric signals of bilateral organs and tissues, such as eyes and ears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: LKC Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan A. Hays, Charles Quentin Davis, Frank Hunleth, James J. Datovech, Anatolie Hobet
  • Publication number: 20180113589
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention provide a control framework for organizing, selecting and launching media items including graphical user interfaces coupled with an optional free space control device for collection of the basic control primitives of point, click, scroll, hover and zoom which permit for easy and rapid selection of media items, e.g., movies, songs etc., from large or small collections. The remote control maps natural hand movements and gestures into relevant commands while the graphical display uses images, zooming for increased/decreased levels of detail and continuity of GUI objects to provide easy organization, selection and navigation among the media items by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Frank A. Hunleth, Daniel S. Simpkins, Charles W.K. Gritton
  • Publication number: 20170272807
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to exemplary embodiments provide for overlaying graphics onto a received video content and generating a composite output. The method for overlaying graphics by a first device on top of a video content includes: receiving the video content; overlaying a first graphics on top of the video content; creating a composite output of the video content and the overlaid first graphics; and transmitting the composite output to a television (TV).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Negar MOSHIRI, Frank A. HUNLETH, Stephen SCHEIREY, William ROUADY
  • Publication number: 20170108943
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention address these needs and others by providing a handheld device, e.g., a 3D pointing device, which uses at least one sensor to detect motion of the handheld device. The detected motion can then be mapped into a desired output, e.g., cursor movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew G. LIBERTY, Daniel S. SIMPKINS, Charles W. K. GRITTON, Mark TURNER, Frank A. HUNLETH
  • Publication number: 20170049353
    Abstract: Electrode arrays have a plurality of electrodes. These arrays may have any combination of the following improvements. The arrays may have features that enable easier electrical connections and reduced bending stiffness by having a stop region and a torsion relief region, respectively. The arrays may have a shielding feature that may reduce electrical interference. The arrays may come in pairs that are designed to simplify measurements of electric signals of bilateral organs and tissues, such as eyes and ears.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: James J. Datovech, Charles Quentin Davis, Bryan A. Hays, Anatolie Hobet, Frank Hunleth
  • Patent number: 9575570
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention address these needs and others by providing a handheld device, e.g., a 3D pointing device, which uses at least one sensor to detect motion of the handheld device. The detected motion can then be mapped into a desired output, e.g., cursor movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: HILLCREST LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew G. Liberty, Daniel S. Simpkins, Charles W. K. Gritton, Mark Turner, Frank A. Hunleth
  • Publication number: 20170048571
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for supplying rich multimedia metadata usable to generate, e.g., sophisticated entertainment user interfaces in the home. These methods and systems can be implemented as a server-based software application that feeds multiple, diverse clients. The server functionality could be distributed, even co-located physically with one or more clients, or centralized. The server aggregates, filters, validates, augments and links metadata from disparate sources. The server transforms the metadata into a more manageable and extensible internal format. The server communicates with client devices using a schema-independent protocol, providing metadata in the appropriate format that suites the clients needs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Bruce ISRAEL, Charles W.K. GRITTON, Frank A. HUNLETH, Stephen SCHEIREY, Daniel S. SIMPKINS, Ryan STONER, Yizhong WANG
  • Patent number: 9510762
    Abstract: Electrode arrays have a plurality of electrodes. These arrays may have any combination of the following improvements. The arrays may have features that enable easier electrical connections and reduced bending stiffness by having a stop region and a torsion relief region, respectively. The arrays may have a shielding feature that may reduce electrical interference. The arrays may come in pairs that are designed to simplify measurements of electric signals of bilateral organs and tissues, such as eyes and ears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: LKC TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: James J. Datovech, Charles Quentin Davis, Bryan A. Hays, Anatolie Hobet, Frank Hunleth
  • Patent number: 9503769
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for supplying rich multimedia metadata usable to generate, e.g., sophisticated entertainment user interfaces in the home. These methods and systems can be implemented as a server-based software application that feeds multiple, diverse clients. The server functionality could be distributed, even co-located physically with one or more clients, or centralized. The server aggregates, filters, validates, augments and links metadata from disparate sources. The server transforms the metadata into a more manageable and extensible internal format. The server communicates with client devices using a schema-independent protocol, providing metadata in the appropriate format that suites the clients needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: HILLCREST LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Bruce Israel, Charles W. K. Gritton, Frank A. Hunleth, Stephen Scheirey, Daniel S. Simpkins, Ryan Stoner, Yizhong Wang
  • Patent number: 9492098
    Abstract: To assess visual system function, a device monitors electrical response to a visual stimulus. Stimulus generation includes controlling the timing of component flashes comprising the visual stimulus and modulating the timing between the visual stimulus and other device operations, including image acquisition and infrared flashes. Other stimulus generation includes controlling retinal illumination for sinusoidal, triangular, and square stimuli as well as nonlinear adjustments of stimulus luminance as a function of pupil area. Ease of use improvements includes operation with electrode arrays. Error condition monitoring includes determining the presence of: an eye's pupil; impedance between electrodes that monitor the electrical response; and undesirable levels of external light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: LKC TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Charles Quentin Davis, Frank Hunleth
  • Patent number: 9436359
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention provide a control framework for organizing, selecting and launching media items including graphical user interfaces coupled with an optional 3D control device for collection of the basic control primitives of point, click, scroll, hover and zoom which permit for easy and rapid selection of media items, e.g., movies, songs etc., from large or small collections. The remote control maps natural hand movements and gestures into relevant commands while the graphical display uses images, zooming for increased/decreased levels of detail and continuity of GUI objects to provide easy organization, selection and navigation among the media items by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: HILLCREST LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Frank A. Hunleth, Negar Moshiri, William J. Napier, Daniel S. Simpkins, Frank J. Wroblewski, Kevin Conroy, Charles W.K. Gritton
  • Patent number: 9411428
    Abstract: A 3D pointing device includes a keyboard for character entry. In pointing mode, data from at least one motion sensor is provided, e.g., to be transmitted to a user interface for movement of a cursor. In text entry mode, data from at least one depressed key is provided, e.g., to be transmitted to a user interface for display thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: HILLCREST LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel S. Simpkins, Frank A. Hunleth, Kris Carter
  • Patent number: 9400598
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention provide a user interface for scrolling through lists of information on user interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: HILLCREST LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Tom Pixley, Dave Aufderheide, Frank Hunleth
  • Publication number: 20160188157
    Abstract: A method for navigating a pointer on a graphical user interface (GUI) includes the steps of: scrolling an input device to locate the pointer corresponding to the input device on a point of interest within the GUI, depressing an actuating button associated with the input device on the point of interest, obtaining a detailed view of the point of interest while centering the point of interest on the GUI and maintaining a position of the pointer on the point of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Frank A. HUNLETH, Daniel S. SIMPKINS
  • Patent number: 9369659
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention provide a user interface for television control functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: HILLCREST LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Negar Moshiri, Frank J. Wroblewski, William J. Napier, Frank A. Hunleth, Daniel S. Simpkins, Kevin M. Conroy, Peter Wood, Neel Goyal, Jason Witenstein-Weaver, Adam Mark, Scott Anthony Stanchfield
  • Publication number: 20160162042
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention address these needs and others by providing a handheld device, e.g., a 3D pointing device, which uses at least one sensor to detect motion of the handheld device. The detected motion can then be mapped into a desired output, e.g., cursor movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew G. LIBERTY, Daniel S. SIMPKINS, Charles W. K. GRITTON, Mark TURNER, Frank A. HUNLETH
  • Publication number: 20160156955
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for supplying rich multimedia metadata usable to generate, e.g., sophisticated entertainment user interfaces in the home. These methods and systems can be implemented as a server-based software application that feeds multiple, diverse clients. The server functionality could be distributed, even co-located physically with one or more clients, or centralized. The server aggregates, filters, validates, augments and links metadata from disparate sources. The server transforms the metadata into a more manageable and extensible internal format. The server communicates with client devices using a schema-independent protocol, providing metadata in the appropriate format that suites the clients needs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Bruce ISRAEL, Charles W.K. GRITTON, Frank A. HUNLETH, Stephen SCHEIREY, Daniel S. SIMPKINS, Ryan STONER, Yizhong WANG
  • Patent number: 9304651
    Abstract: A method for navigating a pointer on a graphical user interface (GUI) includes the steps of: scrolling an input device to locate the pointer corresponding to the input device on a point of interest within the GUI, depressing an actuating button associated with the input device on the point of interest, obtaining a detailed view of the point of interest while centering the point of interest on the GUI and maintaining a position of the pointer on the point of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: HILLCREST LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Frank A. Hunleth, Daniel S. Simpkins
  • Patent number: 9261978
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention address these needs and others by providing a handheld device, e.g., a 3D pointing device, which uses at least one sensor to detect motion of the handheld device. The detected motion can then be mapped into a desired output, e.g., cursor movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: HILLCREST LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew G. Liberty, Daniel S. Simpkins, Charles W. K. Gritton, Mark Turner, Frank A. Hunleth
  • Patent number: 9239859
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for supplying rich multimedia metadata usable to generate, e.g., sophisticated entertainment user interfaces in the home. These methods and systems can be implemented as a server-based software application that feeds multiple, diverse clients. The server functionality could be distributed, even co-located physically with one or more clients, or centralized. The server aggregates, filters, validates, augments and links metadata from disparate sources. The server transforms the metadata into a more manageable and extensible internal format. The server communicates with client devices using a schema-independent protocol, providing metadata in the appropriate format that suites the clients needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: HILLCREST LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Bruce Israel, Charles W. K. Gritton, Frank A. Hunleth, Stephen Scheirey, Daniel S. Simpkins, Ryan Stoner, Yizhong Wang