Patents by Inventor Gregory J. Athas

Gregory J. Athas 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: 9524353
    Abstract: A method and system for providing portions of information content to a client device is presented. The present application provides a manner of personalizing information content for display on handheld or mobile devices. A user may identify sections of a web page as clips, and then request only the identified section instead of the entire web page from a server. Upon receiving the request, the server will load the web page, retrieve the identified section, transform the identified section for display on the client device, and then send the transformed information to the client device. The clip of information is then a live update from a web page that presents the latest content from a web page instead of a cached web page section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Gregory J. Athas, Michael P. Mitchell, Cesar Moreno, Pawel Bak
  • Publication number: 20150296027
    Abstract: A method includes determining at a proxy server that web session(s) corresponding to a first client device are available for downloading by a second client device. The web session(s) originally originated by a particular user using the first client device and comprise browser information, and the first and second client devices are different physical devices. A message is sent from the proxy server to the second client device indicating the proxy server has available the web session(s). Information is downloaded from the proxy server to the second client device for the web session(s). The downloaded information allows the second client device to render corresponding views of the web session(s) at a point where the first client device left off in the web session(s). Apparatus and computer program products are also disclosed. Methods, apparatus, and program products are disclosed for the client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Applicant: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Pawel M. Bak, Gregory J. Athas
  • Patent number: 8261662
    Abstract: Improved actuated probes suitable for scanning probe lithography or microscopy, and especially direct-write nanolithography and method of fabrication thereof. In one embodiment, thermomechanically actuated cantilevers with oxide-sharpened microcast tips are inexpensively fabricated by a process that comprises low-temperature wafer bonding, such as (gold) thermocompressive bonding, eutectic or adhesive bonding. Also provided is a flexcircuit that electrically interconnects the actuated probes to external circuitry and mechanically couples them to the instrument actuator. An improved scanning probe lithography instrument, hardware and software, can be built around the actuated cantilevers and the flexcircuit. Finally, provided is an improved microfluidic circuit to deliver chemical compounds to the tips of (actuated) probes and a fabrication method for tall, high-aspect-ratio tips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Nanolnk, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Roger Shile, Terrisa Duenas, John Edward Bussan, Gregory J. Athas, Joseph S. Fragala, Jason R. Haaheim, Sylvain Cruchon-Dupeyrat, Jeffrey R. Rendlen
  • Publication number: 20100306643
    Abstract: Methods and systems for processing document object models (DOM) and to process video content are provided. Information content that is represented by a DOM and that includes a scripting language associated with the information content is received and original content of the DOM is preserved after execution of the scripting language. Further, video content is adapted for client devices. The scripting language associated with the information content can be sent to client device along with a modified DOM and processed video content. Pre-processing of the scripting language occurs to identify nodes related to video, and to maintain all other original nodes, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy J. Chabot, Edwin D. Windes, Gregory J. Athas, Gang Li, Thomas Eric Hayosh, Cesar Moreno
  • Publication number: 20100306344
    Abstract: A system and method for using multipart messaging with preset constraints is provided. A device sends a request to a server for information from a website. The server retrieves the information and looks for referenced subdocuments, e.g., images. The server requests the images one-by-one from servers for a predetermined amount of time, or until a predetermined amount of content has been retrieved. Once the limit has been met, the server attaches the images to the document and sends the information to the device. Thus, the server may send a portion of the requested information to the device. The device then sends subsequent page requests for any information that was not received from the server. Using this system, the device can receive a faster first impression of the web page, without a performance delay waiting for all images of the web page to be retrieved and loaded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory J. Athas, Michael J. Zabramski, Cesar Moreno
  • Publication number: 20100115452
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for user interfaces for displaying information content. A request for information content, such as a Uniform Resource Locator (URL), is received at a server. A navigation bar may be generated for display with the information content. The navigation bar may be configured to display links while a user of a client device navigates through the requested information content. The links may be based on the information content or independent of the information content. The navigation bar may be displayed as either a fixed or expandable navigation bar. A structured approach may be used to generate partially customizable navigation bars. Modified information content including the navigation bars may be generated and sent from the server to the client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventors: Timothy J. Chabot, Gregory J. Athas, Michael P. Mitchell, Thomas E. Hayosh, Pawel Bak
  • Publication number: 20090203408
    Abstract: The present application relates to a system and method for a user interface for key-pad driven devices, such as mobile phones. The user interface provides an ability to control two simultaneous focus elements on a display screen at once. Each focus element can be controlled by a separate set of keys, for example. Each focus element may be included within separate control content areas of the user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventors: Gregory J. Athas, Michael Zolfo, Olga Gerchikov, Pawel Bak
  • Publication number: 20080201452
    Abstract: A method and system for providing portions of information content to a client device is presented. The present application provides a manner of personalizing information content for display on handheld or mobile devices. A user may identify sections of a web page as clips, and then request only the identified section instead of the entire web page from a server. Upon receiving the request, the server will load the web page, retrieve the identified section, transform the identified section for display on the client device, and then send the transformed information to the client device. The clip of information is then a live update from a web page that presents the latest content from a web page instead of a cached web page section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Inventors: Gregory J. Athas, Michael P. Mitchell, Cesar Moreno, Pawel Bak
  • Patent number: 7378003
    Abstract: A focused particle beam system, according to one embodiment of the invention, precisely shapes a pole-tip assembly formed by a multi-layer device having a first layer with a first structural element, a second layer with a second structural element, and a shielding layer with a shielding element, the shielding element being located between the first layer and the second layer. The focused particle beam system mills the second structural element without irradiating a first structural element. The system images a selected portion of the multi-layer device to locate the shielding element and thereby avoids irradiating the first structural element. The shielding element separates the first structural element from the second structural element. Based on the location of the shielding element, the system images and mills the second structural element without irradiating the first structural element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: FEI Company
    Inventors: Gregory J. Athas, Russel Mello
  • Patent number: 6824644
    Abstract: A focused particle beam system, according to one embodiment of the invention, precisely shapes a pole-tip assembly formed by a multi-layer device having a first layer with a first structural element, a second layer with a second structural element, and a shielding layer with a shielding element, the shielding element being located between the first layer and the second layer. The system images a selected portion of the multi-layer device to locate the shielding element and thereby avoids irradiating the first structural element. Based on the location of the shielding element, the system images and mills the second structural element without irradiating the first structural element. In this manner, the focused particle beam system mills the second structural element to produce a desired pole-Up configuration. By producing a desired pole-tip configuration, these methods and apparatus produce a recording transducer capable of high storage density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: FEI Company
    Inventors: Gregory J. Athas, Russel Mello
  • Publication number: 20020145391
    Abstract: A focused particle beam system, according to one embodiment of the invention, precisely shapes a pole-tip assembly formed by a multi-layer device having a first layer with a first structural element, a second layer with a second structural element, and a shielding layer with a shielding element, the shielding element being located between the first layer and the second layer. The focused particle beam system mills the second structural element without irradiating a first structural element. The system images a selected portion of the multi-layer device to locate the shielding element and thereby avoids irradiating the first structural element. The shielding element separates the first structural element from the second structural element. Based on the location of the shielding element, the system images and mills the second structural element without irradiating the first structural element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2001
    Publication date: October 10, 2002
    Applicant: Micrion Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory J. Athas, Russel Mello
  • Patent number: 6354438
    Abstract: This invention relates to a multi-layer lithographically fabricated device used to produce improved thin-film recording heads. It further relates to a focused particle beam system for milling a recording head pole-tip assembly without irradiating a sensitive structure, e.g. a read head, of the recording head. The invention precisely forms a pole-tip assembly by milling a second structural element without irradiating a first structural element. The invention avoids irradiating the first structural element by placing a first marker element, which can be imaged and/or damaged, in the same layer of a multi-layer lithographically fabricated device as the first structural element. The marker element has a fixed spatial relationship to the first structural element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Assignee: Micrion Corporation
    Inventors: Randall Grafton Lee, Charles J. Libby, Donald E. Yansen, Gregory J. Athas, Raymond Hill, Russell Mello
  • Patent number: 6332962
    Abstract: A focused particle beam system, according to one embodiment of the invention, precisely shapes a pole-tip assembly formed by a multi-layer device having a first layer with a first structural element, a second layer with a second structural element, and a shielding layer with a shielding element, the shielding element being located between the first layer and the second layer. The focused particle beam system mills the second structural element without irradiating a first structural element. The system images a selected portion of the multi-layer device to locate the shielding element and thereby avoids irradiating the first structural element. The shielding element separates the first structural element from the second structural element. Based on the location of the shielding element, the system images and mills the second structural element without irradiating the first structural element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2001
    Assignee: Micrion Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory J. Athas, Russel Mello
  • Patent number: 5916424
    Abstract: Thin-film magnetic recording heads and systems and processes for manufacturing the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, the invention is understood as a focused particle beam system that includes a pattern recognition element and that employs the pattern recognition element to image and analyze the pole-tip assembly footprint of a recording head and that employs a processor to generate instruction signals that direct a focused particle beam to remove selected portions of the recording head and thereby shape the pole-tip assembly of the recording head. The focused particle beam system provides a precision milling device that can employ the coordinate information to mill selectively the recording head and thereby shape the geometry of the pole-tip assembly footprint, including geometries that have contoured surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1999
    Assignee: Micrion Corporation
    Inventors: Charles J. Libby, Donald E. Yansen, Gregory J. Athas, Raymond Hill, Russell Mello