Patents by Inventor Ilan Gur

Ilan Gur 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: 10739875
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Arie Gur, Amir Zyskind, Ilan Geller
  • Patent number: 10488982
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Arie Gur, Ilan Geller, Amir Zyskind
  • Patent number: 9923231
    Abstract: An optimal architecture for a polymer electrolyte battery, wherein one or more layers of electrolyte (e.g., solid block-copolymer) are situated between two electrodes, is disclosed. An anolyte layer, adjacent the anode, is chosen to be chemically and electrochemically stable against the anode active material. A catholyte layer, adjacent the cathode, is chosen to be chemically and electrochemically stable against the cathode active material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Seeo, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Geier, Ilan Gur, Mohit Singh, William Hudson
  • Patent number: 9136562
    Abstract: Electrode assemblies for use in electrochemical cells are provided. The negative electrode assembly comprises negative electrode active material and an electrolyte chosen specifically for its useful properties in the negative electrode. These properties include reductive stability and ability to accommodate expansion and contraction of the negative electrode active material. Similarly, the positive electrode assembly comprises positive electrode active material and an electrolyte chosen specifically for its useful properties in the positive electrode. These properties include oxidative stability and the ability to prevent dissolution of transition metals used in the positive electrode active material. A third electrolyte can be used as separator between the negative electrode and the positive electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Seeo, Inc.
    Inventors: Mohit Singh, Ilan Gur, Hany Basam Eitouni, Nitash Pervez Balsara
  • Patent number: 8889301
    Abstract: Nanostructured gel polymer electrolytes that have both high ionic conductivity and high mechanical strength are disclosed. The electrolytes have at least two domains—one domain contains an ionically-conductive gel polymer and the other domain contains a rigid polymer that provides structure for the electrolyte. The domains are formed by block copolymers. The first block provides a polymer matrix that may or may not be conductive on by itself, but that can soak up a liquid electrolyte, thereby making a gel. An exemplary nanostructured gel polymer electrolyte has an ionic conductivity of at least 1×10?4 S cm?1 at 25° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Seeo, Inc.
    Inventors: Nitash Pervez Balsara, Hany Basam Eitouni, Ilan Gur, Mohit Singh, William Hudson
  • Patent number: 8440906
    Abstract: A photovoltaic device having a first electrode layer, a high resistivity transparent film disposed on the first electrode, a second electrode layer, and an inorganic photoactive layer disposed between the first and second electrode layers, wherein the inorganic photoactive layer is disposed in at least partial electrical contact with the high resistivity transparent film, and in at least partial electrical contact with the second electrode. The photoactive layer has a first inorganic material and a second inorganic material different from the first inorganic material, wherein the first and second inorganic materials exhibit a type II band offset energy profile, and wherein the photoactive layer has a first population of nanostructures of a first inorganic material and a second population of nanostructures of a second inorganic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: A. Paul Alivisatos, Ilan Gur, Delia Milliron
  • Patent number: 8268197
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to electrolyte materials. According to an embodiment, the present invention provides for a solid polymer electrolyte material that is ionically conductive, mechanically robust, and can be formed into desirable shapes using conventional polymer processing methods. An exemplary polymer electrolyte material has an elastic modulus in excess of 1×106 Pa at 90 degrees C. and is characterized by an ionic conductivity of at least 1×10?5 Scm-1 at 90 degrees C. An exemplary material can be characterized by a two domain or three domain material system. An exemplary material can include material components made of diblock polymers or triblock polymers. Many uses are contemplated for the solid polymer electrolyte materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Seeo, Inc.
    Inventors: Mohit Singh, Ilan Gur, Hany Basam Eitouni, Nitash Pervez Balsara
  • Publication number: 20120141881
    Abstract: An optimal architecture for a polymer electrolyte battery, wherein one or more layers of electrolyte (e.g., solid block-copolymer) are situated between two electrodes, is disclosed. An anolyte layer, adjacent the anode, is chosen to be chemically and electrochemically stable against the anode active material. A catholyte layer, adjacent the cathode, is chosen to be chemically and electrochemically stable against the cathode active material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: SEEO, INC
    Inventors: Michael Geier, Ilan Gur, Mohit Singh, William Hudson
  • Patent number: 8093494
    Abstract: A process for forming functionalized nanorods. The process includes providing a substrate, modifying the substrate by depositing a self-assembled monolayer of a bi-functional molecule on the substrate, wherein the monolayer is chosen such that one side of the bi-functional molecule binds to the substrate surface and the other side shows an independent affinity for binding to a nanocrystal surface, so as to form a modified substrate. The process further includes contacting the modified substrate with a solution containing nanocrystal colloids, forming a bound monolayer of nanocrystals on the substrate surface, depositing a polymer layer over the monolayer of nanocrystals to partially cover the monolayer of nanocrystals, so as to leave a layer of exposed nanocrystals, functionalizing the exposed nanocrystals, to form functionalized nanocrystals, and then releasing the functionalized nanocrystals from the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Ilan Gur, Delia Milliron, A. Paul Alivisatos, Haitao Liu
  • Publication number: 20110281173
    Abstract: Electrode assemblies for use in electrochemical cells are provided. The negative electrode assembly comprises negative electrode active material and an electrolyte chosen specifically for its useful properties in the negative electrode. These properties include reductive stability and ability to accommodate expansion and contraction of the negative electrode active material. Similarly, the positive electrode assembly comprises positive electrode active material and an electrolyte chosen specifically for its useful properties in the positive electrode. These properties include oxidative stability and the ability to prevent dissolution of transition metals used in the positive electrode active material. A third electrolyte can be used as separator between the negative electrode and the positive electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: SEEO, INC.
    Inventors: Mohit Singh, Ilan Gur, Hany Basam Eitouni, Nitash Pervez Balsara
  • Publication number: 20110206994
    Abstract: Nanostructured gel polymer electrolytes that have both high ionic conductivity and high mechanical strength are disclosed. The electrolytes have at least two domains—one domain contains an ionically-conductive gel polymer and the other domain contains a rigid polymer that provides structure for the electrolyte. The domains are formed by block copolymers. The first block provides a polymer matrix that may or may not be conductive on by itself, but that can soak up a liquid electrolyte, thereby making a gel. An exemplary nanostructured gel polymer electrolyte has an ionic conductivity of at least 1×10?4 S cm?1 at 25° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicants: SEEO, INC, THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Nitash Pervez Balsara, Hany Basam Eitouni, Ilan Gur, Mohit Singh
  • Publication number: 20110108087
    Abstract: One photovoltaic module includes a plurality of photovoltaic cells and at least one device selected from a sensor, a data storage device and an indicator. Another photovoltaic module includes a plurality of photovoltaic cells and a flexible circuit configured to act as an antenna for electromagnetic radiation. Methods of using such photovoltaic modules are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: MiaSole
    Inventors: Steven Croft, Randy Dorn, Ilan Gur, Bruce Hachtmann, Dennis Hollars, Shefali Jaiswal, Puthur Paulson, David Pearce, Kannan Ramanathan, William Sanders, Ben Tarbell
  • Publication number: 20110003211
    Abstract: An electrode assembly that includes an electrode film and a current collector is provided. The electrode film includes electrode active material, electronically conductive particles, and a solid polymer electrolyte. In some embodiments, no additional binder is used as the solid polymer electrolyte also acts as a binder to hold together the active material and electronically conductive particles, thus creating a freestanding electrode film. Such a freestanding film makes it possible to deposit a very thin current collector layer, thus increasing specific energy and specific power for electrochemical cells in which these electrode assemblies are used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: Seeo, Inc.
    Inventors: William Hudson, Hany Basam Eitouni, Mohit Singh, Nitash Pervez Balsara, Ilan Gur
  • Publication number: 20100116326
    Abstract: A hyperbranched semiconductor nanocrystal particle, which includes a first arm, where the first arm has an intermediate portion and opposing terminal portions, and a second arm, extending from the intermediate portion of the first arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Ilan Gur, Neil Fromer, A. Paul Alivisatos
  • Publication number: 20090217973
    Abstract: A photovoltaic device having a first electrode layer, a high resistivity transparent film disposed on the first electrode, a second electrode layer, and an inorganic photoactive layer disposed between the first and second electrode layers, wherein the inorganic photoactive layer is disposed in at least partial electrical contact with the high resistivity transparent film, and in at least partial electrical contact with the second electrode. The photoactive layer has a first inorganic material and a second inorganic material different from the first inorganic material, wherein the first and second inorganic materials exhibit a type II band offset energy profile, and wherein the photoactive layer has a first population of nanostructures of a first inorganic material and a second population of nanostructures of a second inorganic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Inventors: Paul A. Alivisatos, Ilan Gur, Delia Milliron
  • Publication number: 20090075176
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to electrolyte materials. According to an embodiment, the present invention provides for a solid polymer electrolyte material that is ionically conductive, mechanically robust, and can be formed into desirable shapes using conventional polymer processing methods. An exemplary polymer electrolyte material has an elastic modulus in excess of 1×106 Pa at 90 degrees C. and is characterized by an ionic conductivity of at least 1×10?5 Scm?1 at 90 degrees C. An exemplary material can be characterized by a two domain or three domain material system. An exemplary material can include material components made of diblock polymers or triblock polymers. Many uses are contemplated for the solid polymer electrolyte materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Applicants: Seeo, Inc., The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Mohit Singh, Ilan Gur, Hany Basam Eitouni, Nitash Pervez Balsara
  • Publication number: 20090014057
    Abstract: One photovoltaic module includes a plurality of photovoltaic cells and at least one device selected from a sensor, a data storage device and an indicator. Another photovoltaic module includes a plurality of photovoltaic cells and a flexible circuit configured to act as an antenna for electromagnetic radiation. Methods of using such photovoltaic modules are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Inventors: Steven Croft, Randy Dorn, Ilan Gur, Bruce Hachtmann, Dennis Hollars, Shefali Jaiswal, Puthur Paulson, David Pearce, Kannan Ramanathan, William Sanders, Ben Tarbell
  • Publication number: 20090014049
    Abstract: A photovoltaic module includes a first photovoltaic cell, a second photovoltaic cell and an energy storage device, such as a battery or capacitor, integrated into the module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Inventors: Ilan GUR, David Harris, Shefali Jaiswal, Puthur Paulson, William Sanders, Ben Tarbell
  • Publication number: 20080142071
    Abstract: A photovoltaic (PV) module includes a plurality of PV cells and a plurality of reconfigurable interconnects which electrically interconnect the plurality of PV cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventors: Randy Dorn, Bruce Hachtmann, David Harris, Ilan Gur, David Pearce, William Sanders, Ben Tarbell