Patents by Inventor Gilles Van Ruymbeke

Gilles Van Ruymbeke 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: 20140265594
    Abstract: Circuits are described that permit the efficient supply of power from a backplane such as that contained in a motherboard. In one embodiment, the power supply stores charge at a relatively high potential to permit a last transmission from a daughterboard when power is interrupted to the motherboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Gilles van Ruymbeke, Richard Keller, Michael Dibble
  • Patent number: 6650877
    Abstract: A method and system for identifying data locations or uniform resource locators associated with physical observations in the real world. The method and system includes selecting certain physical parameters based upon an observation of real world objects and events and associating such physical parameters with data locations on the Internet or other computer network. When the real world object is observed or a real world event occurs, physical parameters relating to the object or event are sensed and recorded. These stored physical parameters are then communicated to a database, which returns a data location corresponding to the observed physical parameters. Thus, the present invention allows a user to “click” on objects or events in the real world in order to find data locations related to the objects or events in the on-line world.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: Microvision, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Tarbouriech, Gilles van Ruymbeke
  • Patent number: 6480183
    Abstract: A joystick that detects position and movement using a capacitive sensor. The joystick has a stick mounted to allow movement within a housing, a conductive element at a first end of the stick, and a capacitive sensor. The capacitive sensor may be a capacitive touchpad. It determines position by measuring the change in capacitance on a set of conductive traces. The capacitive sensor may be shaped as a plane or may be hemispherically-shaped. The conductive element may also be triangular or other distinctive shape to allow detection of movement. An advantage of such a joystick is that absolute positioning may be determined, along with relative positioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Gilles Van Ruymbeke, Bernard Kasser, Jean-Philippe Fricker, Marc Ledin
  • Patent number: 6380930
    Abstract: An antenna for wireless communication into a touchpad module. A touchpad module, which can be inserted into an aperture in a laptop computer, includes a touch sensor for detecting touch in a touch sensor circuit for processing signals from the touch sensor. The antenna is connected to a port (input or output) on the touchpad module. The touchpad provides an open aperture for the antenna to communicate with the outside world, without being blocked by the shielding used in a laptop computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Assignee: K-Tech Devices Corporation
    Inventor: Gilles Van Ruymbeke