Patents by Inventor Jason Holt

Jason Holt 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: 10397476
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of panoramic still and motion photography. In a first embodiment, a camera apparatus for panoramic photography includes a first image sensor positioned to capture a first image. The first image sensor has a rolling-shutter readout arranged in portrait orientation. The camera apparatus also includes second image sensor positioned to capture a second image. The second image sensor has a rolling-shutter readout arranged in portrait orientation. Finally, the camera apparatus includes a controller configured to signal the second image sensor to start capturing the second image before the first image sensor finishes capturing the first image. At least a portion of the first image is in front of the second image relative to a forward direction of the camera apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Richard Francis Lyon, Gary Embler, Iain Richard Tyrone McClatchie, Jason Holt
  • Patent number: 10359680
    Abstract: An electrochromic device may include a working electrode that includes a high temperature stable material and nanoparticles of an active core material, a counter electrode, and an electrolyte deposited between the working electrode and the counter electrode. The high temperature stable material may prevent fusing of the nanoparticles of the active core material at temperatures up to 700° C. The high temperature stable material may include tantalum oxide. The high temperature stable material may form a spherical shell or a matrix around the nanoparticles of the active core material. A method of forming an electrochromic device may include depositing a working electrode onto a first substrate, in which the working electrode comprises a high temperature stable material and nanoparticles of an active core material, and heat tempering the working electrode and the first substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: HELIOTROPE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Guillermo Garcia, Jason Holt, Scott Thomsen
  • Patent number: 10331003
    Abstract: An electrochromic (EC) privacy window includes an EC pane unit including a first EC device having a bright state and a dark state, and a privacy device facing the EC pane unit and having a bright state and a privacy state configured to attenuate visible radiation transmitted through the window. In some embodiments, when the privacy device is in the privacy state, the window has transmitted haze of greater that 80%. In other embodiments, when the privacy device is in the privacy state and the first EC device is in the dark state, the window has a visible transmittance of about 0.1% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: HELIOTROPE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Holt, Guillermo Garcia, Scott Thomsen, David England
  • Patent number: 10310352
    Abstract: An electrochromic system and method for controlling photochromic darkening of an electrochromic device, the system including an EC device, a control unit, a voltage detector, and a power supply. The EC device includes a working electrode, a counter electrode, a solid-state polymer electrolyte disposed therebetween, and an ionically conductive and electrically insulating protective layer disposed between the electrolyte and the working electrode. The control unit is configured to control a sweep voltage applied between the working and counter electrodes, such that the sweep voltage is applied when an open circuit voltage (OCV) between the working and counter electrodes is less than a threshold voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: HELIOTROPE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Guillermo Garcia, Sourav Basu, Jason Holt
  • Patent number: 10228012
    Abstract: A bushing includes a cylindrical main body having a leading end and a trailing end, wherein a fastener passage is defined within the main body, and a plurality of ribs outwardly extending from the main body. The plurality of ribs are configured to securely position the bushing with respect to an opening formed in a component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Holt, Albert W. Van Boven, Glenn G. Heavens
  • Patent number: 10212785
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to staggered arrays of individually addressable light-emitting elements for sweeping out angular ranges. One example device includes an astigmatic optical element. The device may also include an array of individually addressable light-emitting elements arranged to emit light towards the astigmatic optical element. The astigmatic optical element may be arranged to focus light emitted from each individually addressable light-emitting element to produce a substantially linear illumination pattern at a different corresponding scan angle within an angular range. The example device may further include a control system operable to sequentially activate the individually addressable light-emitting elements such that the substantially linear illumination pattern sweeps out the angular range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Sameer Ansari, Roman Lewkow, Jason Holt
  • Patent number: 10203582
    Abstract: An electrochromic system and method for controlling photochromic darkening of an electrochromic device, the system including an EC device, a control unit, a voltage detector, and a power supply. The EC device includes a working electrode, a counter electrode, a solid-state polymer electrolyte disposed therebetween, and a Bragg reflector configured to selectively reflect UV radiation away from the working electrode. The control unit is configured to control a sweep voltage applied between the working and counter electrodes, such that the sweep voltage is applied when an open circuit voltage (OCV) between the working and counter electrodes is less than a threshold voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: HELIOTROPE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Guillermo Garcia, Sourav Basu, Jason Holt
  • Patent number: 10156764
    Abstract: An electrochromic system and method for controlling photochromic darkening of an electrochromic device, the system including an EC device, a control unit, a voltage detector, and a power supply. The EC device includes a working electrode, a counter electrode, and a solid-state polymer electrolyte disposed therebetween. The control unit is configured to control a sweep voltage applied between the working and counter electrodes, such that the sweep voltage is applied when an open circuit voltage (OCV) between the working and counter electrodes is less than a threshold voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: HELIOTROPE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Guillermo Garcia, Sourav Basu, Jason Holt
  • Patent number: 10139217
    Abstract: A light emitter is provided to emit, into an environment of interest, a plurality of different patterns of light during respective periods of time. Each of the different patterns of light varies according to angle in a first direction such the location of a light detector disposed in the environment can be determined based on illumination from the light emitter that is detected by the light detector over time. The light emitter includes an astigmatic optical element and a die on which are disposed multiple sets of one or more light emitters, each set corresponding to a respective pattern of illumination emitted from the light emitter. Such a configuration of the light emitter can provide means for producing the different patterns of illumination in an energy-efficient, low-cost, and/or size-constrained manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jason Holt, Roman Lewkow, Sameer Ansari
  • Patent number: 10027074
    Abstract: A coaxial connector includes a body having a longitudinal axis passing through first and second opposed body ends, the second body end for engaging a male coaxial connector, within the body a coil spring, a connector center conductor, and a second body end insulator supporting the connector center conductor, and a spring for urging an electromagnetic shield to protrude from the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Holland Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Reed Gibson, George Goebel, Michael Holland, Jason Holt
  • Patent number: 10011717
    Abstract: Powder blends are described comprising blends of particulate water soluble high molecular weight polymer flocculants. The polymer flocculants can include polyethylene oxide, polyDadmac, Dadmac-acrylamide copolymers, copolymers thereof and combinations thereof. The powder blends allows the use of fine powders while reducing potential air quality and safety issues. The powder blends can be used for waste water purification, fiber dewatering, and the like. The powder blends can be diluted by a water dilution flow prior to entering a waste water stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: PSMG, LLC
    Inventor: Jason Holt
  • Publication number: 20180164650
    Abstract: An electrochromic device may include a working electrode that includes a high temperature stable material and nanoparticles of an active core material, a counter electrode, and an electrolyte deposited between the working electrode and the counter electrode. The high temperature stable material may prevent fusing of the nanoparticles of the active core material at temperatures up to 700° C. The high temperature stable material may include tantalum oxide. The high temperature stable material may form a spherical shell or a matrix around the nanoparticles of the active core material. A method of forming an electrochromic device may include depositing a working electrode onto a first substrate, in which the working electrode comprises a high temperature stable material and nanoparticles of an active core material, and heat tempering the working electrode and the first substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Guillermo Garcia, Jason Holt, Scott Thomsen
  • Patent number: 9988531
    Abstract: Powder blends are described comprising blends of particulate water soluble high molecular weight polymer flocculants. The polymer flocculants can include polyethylene oxide, polyacrylamide, copolymers thereof and combinations thereof. The powder blends allows the use of fine powders while reducing potential air quality and safety issues. The powder blends can be used for waste water purification, fiber dewatering, and the like. The powder blends can be diluted by a water dilution flow prior to entering a waste water stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: PSMG, LLC
    Inventor: Jason Holt
  • Publication number: 20180143012
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to curved arrays of individually addressable light-emitting elements for sweeping out angular ranges. One example device includes a curved optical element. The device may also include a curved array of individually addressable light-emitting elements arranged to emit light towards the curved optical element. A curvature of the curved array is substantially concentric to at least a portion of the circumference of the curved optical element. The curved optical element is arranged to focus light emitted from each individually addressable light-emitting element to produce a substantially linear illumination pattern at a different corresponding scan angle within an angular range. The device may further include a control system operable to sequentially activate the individually addressable light-emitting elements such that the substantially linear illumination pattern sweeps out the angular range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Sameer Ansari, Roman Lewkow, Jason Holt
  • Publication number: 20180088431
    Abstract: An electrochromic (EC) privacy window includes an EC pane unit including a first EC device having a bright state and a dark state, and a privacy device facing the EC pane unit and having a bright state and a privacy state configured to attenuate visible radiation transmitted through the window. In some embodiments, when the privacy device is in the privacy state, the window has transmitted haze of greater that 80%. In other embodiments, when the privacy device is in the privacy state and the first EC device is in the dark state, the window has a visible transmittance of about 0.1% or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Jason HOLT, Guillermo GARCIA, Scott THOMSEN, David ENGLAND
  • Publication number: 20180077351
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of panoramic still and motion photography. In a first embodiment, a camera apparatus for panoramic photography includes a first image sensor positioned to capture a first image. The first image sensor has a rolling-shutter readout arranged in portrait orientation. The camera apparatus also includes second image sensor positioned to capture a second image. The second image sensor has a rolling-shutter readout arranged in portrait orientation. Finally, the camera apparatus includes a controller configured to signal the second image sensor to start capturing the second image before the first image sensor finishes capturing the first image. At least a portion of the first image is in front of the second image relative to a forward direction of the camera apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Richard Francis Lyon, Gary Embler, Iain Richard Tyrone McClatchie, Jason Holt
  • Patent number: 9909862
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to curved arrays of individually addressable light-emitting elements for sweeping out angular ranges. One example device includes a curved optical element. The device may also include a curved array of individually addressable light-emitting elements arranged to emit light towards the curved optical element. A curvature of the curved array is substantially concentric to at least a portion of the circumference of the curved optical element. The curved optical element is arranged to focus light emitted from each individually addressable light-emitting element to produce a substantially linear illumination pattern at a different corresponding scan angle within an angular range. The device may further include a control system operable to sequentially activate the individually addressable light-emitting elements such that the substantially linear illumination pattern sweeps out the angular range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Sameer Ansari, Roman Lewkow, Jason Holt
  • Patent number: 9908976
    Abstract: Stable dispersions of solid polyethylene glycol particles are described in polyalkylene glycol liquids. The stable dispersions have an increased viscosity relative to the liquids without the suspended particles. The stable dispersions can be formed from a melt of the polyethylene glycol particles mixed within the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: PSMG, LLC
    Inventor: Jason Holt
  • Patent number: 9864250
    Abstract: An electrochromic device may include a working electrode that includes a high temperature stable material and nanoparticles of an active core material, a counter electrode, and an electrolyte deposited between the working electrode and the counter electrode. The high temperature stable material may prevent fusing of the nanoparticles of the active core material at temperatures up to 700° C. The high temperature stable material may include tantalum oxide. The high temperature stable material may form a spherical shell or a matrix around the nanoparticles of the active core material. A method of forming an electrochromic device may include depositing a working electrode onto a first substrate, in which the working electrode comprises a high temperature stable material and nanoparticles of an active core material, and heat tempering the working electrode and the first substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: HELIOTROPE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Guillermo Garcia, Jason Holt, Scott Thomsen
  • Patent number: 9856159
    Abstract: Polymer flocculants are described comprising blends of high molecular weight polyethylene oxide and high molecular polyacrylamides. When introduced in desired amounts and with desired molecular weight ranges, excellent flocculation function is found that can be used to reduce polymer consumption to obtain a desired purity of clarified waste water. It has been found that the desirable polymer blends can be effectively added upstream from locations in which polyethylene oxide would generally be added so that the polymer blend can effectively mix with the slime flow to reduce or eliminate the need for excess polymer use to compensate for less effective mixing with the slime flow. Suitable waste treatment systems are described to provide for the delivery of the flocculants in the waste treatment process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: PSMG, LLC
    Inventor: Jason Holt