Patents by Inventor George O'Brien

George O'Brien 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: 10589124
    Abstract: Systems and methods for stimulating neural tissue are disclosed. An array of optically emissive pixels is configured to deliver light to the neural tissue of a subject. Individual pixels within the array can be addressed to selectively illuminate a portion of the neural tissue when a neurological event occurs. The system can also include an array of microelectrodes in electrical communication with the array of pixels and a power source. A biocompatible substrate can be used to support the microelectrodes pixels, and the power source. A microelectrode circuit and a pixel circuit can also be supported by the biocompatible substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Joseph Smith, Barry O'Brien, Yong-Kyun Lee, Edward Bawolek, Jennifer Blain Christen, Michael Goryll, Jitendran Muthuswamy, George R. Kunnen, David Allee
  • Patent number: 10523651
    Abstract: Techniques for domain capture. In one embodiment, for example, a method comprises detecting an attempt by a personal user account to use the online service where the account is associated with an electronic mail address that belongs to an owner of a domain name service domain. Based on detecting the attempt, the online service prompts the particular personal user account to join a team of user accounts. Upon receiving an acceptance of the particular personal user account to join the team, the personal user account is offered an option between converting the personal user account to a team user account that is a member of the team or changing the electronic mail address associated with the personal user account to a different electronic mail address that is not owned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: George O'Brien, Emil Ibrishimov, Jung Park, David Stafford, Heinrich Koutcherouk
  • Patent number: 10382434
    Abstract: To make a trusted web service call, a client application sends a series of messages to obtain tokens that allow service requests to pass through a service relay. The user obtains a first security token by providing the user's credentials. A second token is obtained from a trust broker that validates the first token. Both tokens are then sent with a service request to a service relay. The service relay validates the second token and then passes the first token and the service request to a connector service. The connector service validates the first token and passes the service request to a target back end service. The connector service acts as the user when communicating with the back end service. Service responses are routed back to the user through the connector service and the service relay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kyle Stapley Young, Robert Aron Drollinger, Robert O'Brien, David J. Runde, Jagruti Dushyant Pandya, Georges El Khoury
  • Patent number: 10348717
    Abstract: Techniques for invite enforcement. In one embodiment, for example, a method comprises: receiving an acceptance of an invitation to join a team of one or more team user accounts held with the online service; based on receiving the acceptance and based on determining that an owned domain name service domain of an owned electronic mail address is associated with the team, offering a personal user account an option between at least: (a) converting the personal user account to a team user account that is a member of the team, and (b) changing an electronic mail address associated with the personal user account from the owned electronic mail address to one that has a different domain name service domain than the owned domain name service domain associated with the team.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: George O'Brien, Emil Ibrishimov, Jung Park, David Stafford, Heinrich Koutcherouk
  • Patent number: 10326751
    Abstract: Techniques for domain capture. In one embodiment, for example, a method comprises detecting an attempt to create a personal user account with an online service that uses an electronic mail address that belongs to an owner of a particular domain name service domain. Based on the detecting, the online service prompts a user associated with the attempt to create a team account with the online service that is under management of the owner of the particular domain name service domain. Also based on the detecting the online service offers the user an option of creating a personal user account with the online service using an unowned electronic mail address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: George O'Brien, Emil Ibrishimov, Jung Park, David Stafford, Heinrich Koutcherouk
  • Patent number: 10303418
    Abstract: In one aspect, a content item presentation server sends, to a first client of the server, browser-executable instructions implementing a presentation application. The instructions are configured to present, at the first client, at least a portion of a content item in the presentation application with at least one user control of the presentation application for navigating the content item in a particular manner disabled. After sending the instructions, the server receives, from a second client of the server, a first command to navigate the content item in the particular manner. In response to receiving the first command, the server sends, to the first client, a second command to navigate the content item in the particular manner thereby causing the presentation application to automatically navigate, at the first client, the content item in the particular manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Marshall, George O'Brien, Joe Kromer
  • Publication number: 20190052618
    Abstract: Techniques for domain capture. In one embodiment, for example, a method comprises detecting an attempt by a personal user account to use the online service where the account is associated with an electronic mail address that belongs to an owner of a domain name service domain. Based on detecting the attempt, the online service prompts the particular personal user account to join a team of user accounts. Upon receiving an acceptance of the particular personal user account to join the team, the personal user account is offered an option between converting the personal user account to a team user account that is a member of the team or changing the electronic mail address associated with the personal user account to a different electronic mail address that is not owned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: George O'Brien, Emil Ibrishimov, Ken Park, David Stafford, Heinrich Koutcherouk
  • Publication number: 20190028450
    Abstract: Techniques for domain capture. In one embodiment, for example, a method comprises detecting an attempt to create a personal user account with an online service that uses an electronic mail address that belongs to an owner of a particular domain name service domain. Based on the detecting, the online service prompts a user associated with the attempt to create a team account with the online service that is under management of the owner of the particular domain name service domain. Also based on the detecting the online service offers the user an option of creating a personal user account with the online service using an unowned electronic mail address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: George O'Brien, Emil Ibrishimov, Ken Park, David Stafford, Heinrich Koutcherouk
  • Publication number: 20180351935
    Abstract: In one embodiment, for example, a method comprises: receiving an acceptance of an invitation to join a team of one or more team user accounts held with the online service; based on receiving the acceptance and based on determining that an owned domain name service domain of an owned electronic mail address is associated with the team, offering a personal user account an option between at least: (a) converting the personal user account to a team user account that is a member of the team, and (b) changing an electronic mail address associated with the personal user account from the owned electronic mail address to one that has a different domain name service domain than the owned domain name service domain associated with the team.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: George O'Brien, Emil Ibrishimov, Ken Park, David Stafford, Heinrich Koutcherouk
  • Patent number: 10079817
    Abstract: Techniques for invite enforcement and domain capture. In one embodiment, for example, a method performed in an online service computing environment comprises the operations of: storing, in a database, an association between a team of one or more user accounts and a domain name service domain; receiving a request to invite an e-mail address belonging to the domain name service domain to join the team; creating, in a database, a placeholder user account that is a member of the team; associating, in a database, the e-mail address with the placeholder user account; and after an invitation for the e-mail address to join the team is accepted, converting, in a database, the individual user account to a team account that is (a) a member of the team and (b) associated with the e-mail address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: George O'Brien, Emil Ibrishimov, Ken Park, David Stafford, Heinrich Koutcherouk
  • Publication number: 20170250969
    Abstract: Techniques for invite enforcement and domain capture. In one embodiment, for example, a method performed in an online service computing environment comprises the operations of: storing, in a database, an association between a team of one or more user accounts and a domain name service domain; receiving a request to invite an e-mail address belonging to the domain name service domain to join the team; creating, in a database, a placeholder user account that is a member of the team; associating, in a database, the e-mail address with the placeholder user account; and after an invitation for the e-mail address to join the team is accepted, converting, in a database, the individual user account to a team account that is (a) a member of the team and (b) associated with the e-mail address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: George O'Brien, Emil Ibrishimov, Ken Park, David Stafford, Heinrich Koutcherouk
  • Publication number: 20160283184
    Abstract: In one aspect, a content item presentation server sends, to a first client of the server, browser-executable instructions implementing a presentation application. The instructions are configured to present, at the first client, at least a portion of a content item in the presentation application with at least one user control of the presentation application for navigating the content item in a particular manner disabled. After sending the instructions, the server receives, from a second client of the server, a first command to navigate the content item in the particular manner. In response to receiving the first command, the server sends, to the first client, a second command to navigate the content item in the particular manner thereby causing the presentation application to automatically navigate, at the first client, the content item in the particular manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Alex Marshall, George O'Brien, Joe Kromer
  • Patent number: 9407728
    Abstract: In one aspect, a content item presentation server sends, to a first client of the server, browser-executable instructions implementing a presentation application. The instructions are configured to present, at the first client, at least a portion of a content item in the presentation application with at least one user control of the presentation application for navigating the content item in a particular manner disabled. After sending the instructions, the server receives, from a second client of the server, a first command to navigate the content item in the particular manner. In response to receiving the first command, the server sends, to the first client, a second command to navigate the content item in the particular manner thereby causing the presentation application to automatically navigate, at the first client, the content item in the particular manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Marshall, George O'Brien, Joe Kromer
  • Publication number: 20150134722
    Abstract: In one aspect, a content item presentation server sends, to a first client of the server, browser-executable instructions implementing a presentation application. The instructions are configured to present, at the first client, at least a portion of a content item in the presentation application with at least one user control of the presentation application for navigating the content item in a particular manner disabled. After sending the instructions, the server receives, from a second client of the server, a first command to navigate the content item in the particular manner. In response to receiving the first command, the server sends, to the first client, a second command to navigate the content item in the particular manner thereby causing the presentation application to automatically navigate, at the first client, the content item in the particular manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Marshall, George O'Brien, Joe Kromer
  • Patent number: 9002728
    Abstract: A campaign offers and rewards system includes an offer serving engine, and an analytics engine with data intelligence. The analytics engine compares information about similar goods or services sold by different entities, manufacturers or service providers to create product and service categories. A redemption engine is included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Carpenter, Erik Klein, George O'Brien, Franck Chastagnol, Jitendra Vaidya, Jack Tihon
  • Patent number: 8825525
    Abstract: A campaign offers and rewards system includes an offer serving engine that provides offers or rewards. An analytics engine, with data intelligence, identifies receipt line items and ties the line items, including uniform price code (“UPC”), stock keeping unit (“SKU”) or product short name from different receipts to create a list of products and services not matched to advertisers. A redemption engine is in communication with a database that includes a reward budget. The redemption engine assists in controlling the redemption of rewards in view of the reward budget and in response to a communication from the analytics engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Carpenter, Erik Klein, George O'Brien, Franck Chastagnol, Jitendra Vaidya, Jack Tihon
  • Patent number: D863612
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: PADDYWAX, LLC
    Inventors: George Panagiotis, Sally Ward Woodyard, Samuel Joseph Moore, Dennis O'Brien
  • Patent number: D865230
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: PADDYWAX, LLC
    Inventors: George Panagiotis, Sally Ward Woodyard, Samuel Joseph Moore, Dennis O'Brien
  • Patent number: D866013
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Paddywax, LLC
    Inventors: George Panagiotis, Sally Ward Woodyard, Samuel Joseph Moore, Dennis O'Brien
  • Patent number: D870923
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: PADDYWAX, LLC
    Inventors: George Panagiotis, Sally Ward Woodyard, Samuel Joseph Moore, Dennis O'Brien