Patents by Inventor Ilan Geller

Ilan Geller 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: 20180338065
    Abstract: The presently disclosed technology uses predefined handwriting characteristics to create and/or refine a stylus position interpolation function over time to provide more accurate and adaptive renderings of the user's handwriting on a touch screen. As the presently disclosed technology is performed on a specific device and uses data collected from one or more specific users, it adapts the stylus position interpolation function for any device-specific or user-specific variations. Further, as the stylus position interpolation function adapts iteratively over time, it may not converge and continues to adapt as the device ages, the user's habits change, or identify of the user changes, and environmental conditions of the device change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Amir ZYSKIND, Jonathan WESTHUES, Ilan GELLER, On HARAN
  • Publication number: 20180284910
    Abstract: A circuit, includes a first node, a positive voltage generator electrically connected to the first node, a negative voltage generator electrically connected to the first node in parallel with the positive voltage generator, a second node, an electrical connector electrically connecting the first node to the second node, a first light emitting diode (LED) electrically intermediate the second node and ground, and a second LED electrically intermediate the second node and ground in parallel with the first LED. The first LED is configured to activate based on the negative voltage generator supplying a negative voltage to the second node via the first node. The second LED is configured to activate based on the positive voltage generator supplying a positive voltage to the second node via the first node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ahia Peretz, Ilan Geller, Vadim Mishalov
  • Patent number: 9971422
    Abstract: A digitizer system includes a stylus comprising a plurality of transmitters for transmitting signals, wherein each of the plurality of transmitters are distanced from one another by a defined distance, a digitizer sensor operable for sensing signals transmitted by the plurality of transmitters, and circuitry associated with the digitizer sensor for tracking a projected location on the digitizer sensor of each of the plurality of transmitters based on the signals sensed, and for tracking a geometric relationship between the projected locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ilan Geller, Yuval Stern, Alex Kalmanovich
  • Patent number: 9965057
    Abstract: A method includes generating a first signal type and a second signal type in a handheld device and transmitting both the first signal type and the second signal type in a transmission cycle of the handheld device. The first signal type and the second signal type are different in at least one of frequency or modulation and are defined to include a same information related to the handheld device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Arie Gur, Amir Zyskind, Ilan Geller
  • Patent number: 9898103
    Abstract: A stylus for use with a digitizer sensor includes a housing confined by a first and second end, a primary tip positioned at the first end of the housing and associated with a first transmitting element, the first transmitting element having a first diameter, a secondary tip positioned at the second end of the housing and associated with a second transmitting element, the second transmitting element having a second diameter that is larger than the first diameter, a transmitting unit for transmitting a first signal with a first amplitude via the first transmitting element and for transmitting a second signal with a second amplitude via the second transmitting element, wherein the first amplitude is at least twice the second amplitude and a powering unit for powering transmission of the first and second signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Yuval Stern, Ilan Geller, Yair Leshem
  • Patent number: 9864441
    Abstract: A digitizer system includes a stylus comprising a plurality of transmitters for transmitting signals, wherein each of the plurality of transmitters are distanced from one another by a defined distance, a digitizer sensor operable for sensing signals transmitted by the plurality of transmitters, and circuitry associated with the digitizer sensor for tracking a projected location on the digitizer sensor of each of the plurality of transmitters based on the signals sensed, and for tracking a geometric relationship between the projected locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ilan Geller, Yuval Stern, Alex Kalmanovich
  • Patent number: 9864440
    Abstract: A digitizer system includes a stylus comprising a plurality of transmitters for transmitting signals, wherein each of the plurality of transmitters are distanced from one another by a defined distance, a digitizer sensor operable for sensing signals transmitted by the plurality of transmitters, and circuitry associated with the digitizer sensor for tracking a projected location on the digitizer sensor of each of the plurality of transmitters based on the signals sensed, and for tracking a geometric relationship between the projected locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ilan Geller, Yuval Stern, Alex Kalmanovich
  • Publication number: 20170322646
    Abstract: A method includes generating a first signal type and a second signal type in a handheld device and transmitting both the first signal type and the second signal type in a transmission cycle of the handheld device. The first signal type and the second signal type are different in at least one of frequency or modulation and are defined to include a same information related to the handheld device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Arie GUR, Amir ZYSKIND, Ilan GELLER
  • Patent number: 9772697
    Abstract: A device includes a tip, a sensor, memory and a circuit. The tip is sensitive to contact pressure. The sensor detects the contact pressure. Memory stores at least one pre-defined first threshold and a pre-defined second threshold on the contact pressure. The first threshold defines tip state as one of a pen-up and a pen-down. Pressures below the first threshold defines pen-up and pressures above the first threshold define pen-down. The second threshold is below the first threshold. The circuit transmits in a hover transmission mode based on detecting pressures below the second threshold, switches to an writing transmission mode based on detecting a pressure at or above the second threshold and terminates the writing transmission mode based on detecting the pen-up status for a first pre-defined period. The writing transmission mode frame rate is higher than a hover transmission mode frame rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Arie Gur, Amir Zyskind, Ilan Geller
  • Patent number: 9746944
    Abstract: A method includes generating a first signal type and a second signal type in a handheld device and transmitting both the first signal type and the second signal type in a transmission cycle of the handheld device. The first signal type and the second signal type are different in at least one of frequency or modulation and are defined to include a same information related to the handheld device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Arie Gur, Amir Zyskind, Ilan Geller
  • Patent number: 9710529
    Abstract: An extract, transform and load (ETL) data construction system provides an extensible, interim platform for transitioning data from a legacy database or other data sources to a target database. The data construction system performs data construction operations which may include creating data that can be used for data transformation in ETL operations. The data construction system provides check-in-check-out procedures for controlling multi-user data access and data editing, and also provides multi-level user access checks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: ACCENTURE GLOBAL SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Siddharth Saran Singh, Acyr da Luz, Steen B. Moller, Eishvinder Ratra, Nilesh Shirke, Srinivasa Rao Varanasi, Ilan Geller, Thomas Woodward
  • Publication number: 20170045962
    Abstract: A stylus for use with a digitizer sensor includes a housing confined by a first and second end, a primary tip positioned at the first end of the housing and associated with a first transmitting element, the first transmitting element having a first diameter, a secondary tip positioned at the second end of the housing and associated with a second transmitting element, the second transmitting element having a second diameter that is larger than the first diameter, a transmitting unit for transmitting a first signal with a first amplitude via the first transmitting element and for transmitting a second signal with a second amplitude via the second transmitting element, wherein the first amplitude is at least twice the second amplitude and a powering unit for powering transmission of the first and second signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Yuval STERN, Ilan GELLER, Yair LESHEM
  • Patent number: 9513723
    Abstract: A stylus for use with a digitizer sensor includes a housing confined by a first and second end, a primary tip positioned at the first end of the housing and associated with a first transmitting element, the first transmitting element having a first diameter, a secondary tip positioned at the second end of the housing and associated with a second transmitting element, the second transmitting element having a second diameter that is larger than the first diameter, a transmitting unit for transmitting a first signal with a first amplitude via the first transmitting element and for transmitting a second signal with a second amplitude via the second transmitting element, wherein the first amplitude is at least twice the second amplitude and a powering unit for powering transmission of the first and second signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Yuval Stern, Ilan Geller, Yair Leshem
  • Patent number: 9489036
    Abstract: A method for customizing operation of a digitizer system operated with an electronic device is described, the electronic device including software applications. The method includes operating the digitizer system in a first mode of operation, the first mode of operation defined by a plurality of operating parameters, receiving instructions for adjusting one or more operating parameters of the digitizer system, wherein the instructions are defined by a software application, the software application operative to receive input from the digitizer system, and updating operation of the digitizer system responsive to the instructions defined by the software applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Eytan Mann, Ilan Geller
  • Publication number: 20160209940
    Abstract: A method for operating a stylus with a digitizer system includes receiving a signal that is repeatedly transmitted by the digitizer system according to a pre-defined protocol of the digitizer system, the protocol being known to the stylus, transmitting position signals in synchronization with the signal transmitted by the digitizer system, and continuing transmission of the position signals over a duration that the stylus receives the repeated transmissions of the digitizer system according to the pre-defined protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Ilan GELLER, Uri Ron, Ahia PERETZ
  • Publication number: 20160195941
    Abstract: A method includes detecting presence of a handheld device in proximity of a touch enabled device and negotiating communication capabilities between the handheld device and a digitizer system of the touch enabled device. At least one of the handheld device and the digitizer system is configured to match a defined communication capability of the other of the at least one of the handheld device and digitizer system. Input from the handheld device is tracked via an electrostatic communication channel between the handheld device and the digitizer system based on the defined communication configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Arie GUR, Amir ZYSKIND, Ilan GELLER
  • Publication number: 20160195944
    Abstract: A device includes a tip, a sensor, memory and a circuit. The tip is sensitive to contact pressure. The sensor detects the contact pressure. Memory stores at least one pre-defined first threshold and a pre-defined second threshold on the contact pressure. The first threshold defines tip state as one of a pen-up and a pen-down. Pressures below the first threshold defines pen-up and pressures above the first threshold define pen-down. The second threshold is below the first threshold. The circuit transmits in a hover transmission mode based on detecting pressures below the second threshold, switches to an writing transmission mode based on detecting a pressure at or above the second threshold and terminates the writing transmission mode based on detecting the pen-up status for a first pre-defined period. The writing transmission mode frame rate is higher than a hover transmission mode frame rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Arie GUR, Amir ZYSKIND, Ilan GELLER
  • Publication number: 20160195943
    Abstract: A method includes generating a first signal type and a second signal type in a handheld device and transmitting both the first signal type and the second signal type in a transmission cycle of the handheld device. The first signal type and the second signal type are different in at least one of frequency or modulation and are defined to include a same information related to the handheld device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Arie Gur, Amir Zyskind, Ilan Geller
  • Publication number: 20160162118
    Abstract: A system includes a display integrated with a digitizer sensor, a handheld device configured to transmit a signal to the digitizer sensor based on a defined protocol, a power supply and a controller. The controller is configured to sample output from the digitizer sensor, detect parameters characterizing noise from at least one of the display and the power supply, characterize a noise environment on the digitizer sensor based on the parameters detected and provide instructions to alter a transmission protocol of the handheld device based on the noise environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Arie GUR, Ilan GELLER, Amir ZYSKIND
  • Publication number: 20160162010
    Abstract: A method for customizing operation of a digitizer system operated with an electronic device is described, the electronic device including software applications. The method includes operating the digitizer system in a first mode of operation, the first mode of operation defined by a plurality of operating parameters, receiving instructions for adjusting one or more operating parameters of the digitizer system, wherein the instructions are defined by a software application, the software application operative to receive input from the digitizer system, and updating operation of the digitizer system responsive to the instructions defined by the software applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Eytan MANN, Ilan GELLER