Patents by Inventor Jeffrey A. Korn

Jeffrey A. Korn 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: 11144092
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure include connection mechanisms for a peripheral computing device to connect with a mobile computing device. The peripheral computing device may include a device interface component that defines part of the connection mechanisms, and an electrical connection protrusion extending from the device interface component and configured to insert in a corresponding electrical receptacle of a computing device. The device interface component may also include a magnetically connectable docking member configured to magnetically attract or to be magnetically attracted to a corresponding docking component on the computing device. The device interface component may further include a support rail configured to support the electrical connection protrusion and the magnetically connectable docking member. The support rail may comprise a shoulder configured to define a pivot point to guide connecting the peripheral computing device with the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony James Hewett, Katherine Margaret Bailey, Ketan R. Shah, Yajing Liu, Karsten Aagaard, Scott Jeffrey Korn, Christopher Alan Schafer, Cesar Ambriz Rios, Alex Sai Cheong Cheng
  • Publication number: 20210293707
    Abstract: A well reader and actuator (100) for a well array (50) has an array of detectors, each detector for detecting a fluorescence signal from fluorophores in a respective well of the well array and an excitation subsystem for exciting the fluorophores in the wells of the well array. Embodiments of this invention can be used to carry out two important functions in a highly parallel manner: by addressing individual wells in a 32, 96, 384 etc. well array, where each well contains a potential chemical or biological reaction. The two functions are: 1) through thermal, optical or other means and combinations thereof the rate of a chemical or biological reaction is controlled or gated (e.g. colder wells inhibit a reaction, or an enzymatic reaction requires blue light to proceed); and 2) through use of fluorescent species that are sensitive to the target reaction—or reactions—an optical readout of fluorescent intensity and/or lifetime is tracked to monitor the evolution of the reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Ian W. Frank, Andrew P. Magyar, Cory Larsen, Jonathan S. Ung, Kasey J. Russell, Kirsty A. McFarland, Jeffrey A. Korn
  • Patent number: 11092427
    Abstract: A system and method for metrology and profilometry using a light field generator are disclosed. For this purpose, a system such as an optical analysis system scans a sample using light, and detects light reflected off a sample in various ways. The system operates different operational modes including a backscatter intensity, a triangulation, and an interferometric mode. For this purpose, the optical analysis system includes one or more optical angle modulation systems, such as surface acoustic wave (SAW) modulators, that emit light, a sample holder, and a scanning system that scans the one or more SAW modulators relative to the sample holder. The system performs tomographic reconstructions of information generated by the scans to create 3D maps/volume datasets of the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Byrnes, Jeffrey A. Korn, Gregg E. Favalora, Juha-Pekka J. Laine, Michael G. Moebius
  • Patent number: 11054676
    Abstract: A system and method for improving spatial light modulator (SLM) devices such as Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) modulators are disclosed. The SAW modulators can improved angular bandwidth and suppress unwanted diffractive orders. In one example, a coating layer(s) is applied to a proximal face of the SAW modulator to improve coupling of guided modes into leaky modes. Additionally, applying coating layers(s) such as a hybrid anti-reflective/highly reflective coating to an exit face of the SAW modulator can suppress transmission of undesired diffractive order(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian Ward Frank, Jeffrey A. Korn, Steven J. Byrnes, Dennis M. Callahan, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20210099025
    Abstract: A charging system for a peripheral device, such as a stylus, including orientation control. The charging system includes charging circuitry and magnets. The magnets are configured so that they attract the peripheral device to an engagement surface when it is in a first orientation relative to the engagement surface so that charging circuitry in a peripheral device portion couples with charging circuitry in a charger portion. The magnets are configured so that they also repel and rotate the peripheral device when it is in a second orientation relative to the engagement surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Patrick Thomas Gaule, Jazmine Ama Hoyle, Yauhen Radzikevich, Anthony James Hewett, Scott Jeffrey Korn, Ketan R. Shah, Katherine Margaret Bailey, Woo Ram Lee, Wenzhao Zhang, Nicolas Jean-Claude Schmitt, Ibrahim Iskender Kushan, Jay Michael Fassett, James Alec Ishihara
  • Patent number: 10935868
    Abstract: A light steeling system and method for diffractive steering of electromagnetic radiation such as visible light is disclosed. Embodiments of the light steering system include leaky-mode SAW modulators as light modulator devices. The SAW modulators preferably include reflective diffractive gratings. The gratings are mounted to/patterned upon an exit face that opposes an exit surface of the SAW modulator, in one example. Steering of light signals emitted from the SAW modulators in these systems can be accomplished by varying wavelength of light signals introduced to the SAW modulators, and/or by varying frequency of RF drive signals applied to the SAW modulators. In addition, light field generators that incorporate SAW modulators of the proposed light steering system within displays of the light field generators are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Byrnes, Gregg E. Favalora, Ian Ward Frank, Anthony Kopa, Jeffrey A. Korn, Michael G. Moebius
  • Patent number: 10938430
    Abstract: A communication system for a hypersonic vehicle uses a distributed antenna system, an impedance matching circuit that provides impedance matching between a transmitter and/or receiver and the selected one or more antennas of the distributed antennas system and a surrounding plasma sheath, near-field probes to determine impedance of the plasma sheath adjacent to each of the probes and thus predict behavior of the respective antennas near the probes, and a control system that selectively connects a transmitter and/or receiver to one or more of the antennas based upon the antennas that are seeing the most favorable transmission or reception characteristics and controlling the impedance matching is to provide impedance matching for the selected antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Korn, Steven J. Byrnes, Baturalp R. Arslan
  • Publication number: 20200409414
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure include connection mechanisms for a peripheral computing device to connect with a mobile computing device. The peripheral computing device may include a device interface component that defines part of the connection mechanisms, and an electrical connection protrusion extending from the device interface component and configured to insert in a corresponding electrical receptacle of a computing device. The device interface component may also include a magnetically connectable docking member configured to magnetically attract or to be magnetically attracted to a corresponding docking component on the computing device. The device interface component may further include a support rail configured to support the electrical connection protrusion and the magnetically connectable docking member. The support rail may comprise a shoulder configured to define a pivot point to guide connecting the peripheral computing device with the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Anthony James Hewett, Katherine Margaret Bailey, Ketan R. Shah, Yajing Liu, Karsten Aagaard, Scott Jeffrey Korn, Christopher Alan Schafer, Cesar Ambriz Rios, Alex Sai Cheong Cheng
  • Patent number: 10724871
    Abstract: A visual navigation system includes a compass configured to orient a user in a heading direction, an image sensor configured to capture a series of successive navigation images in the heading direction, one or more of the navigation images having at least two reference markers, data storage memory configured to store the series of successive navigation images, a navigation processor configured to identify at least one principal marker and at least one ancillary marker from the at least two reference markers, the principal marker positioned within a principal angle and the ancillary marker positioned within an ancillary angle, which is greater than the principal angle, and to determine heading direction information based on a position of the at least one principal marker and/or the at least one ancillary marker in the successive navigation images, and a user interface configured to provide the heading direction information to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
    Inventors: Juha-Pekka J. Laine, Simone B. Bortolami, Jeffrey Korn, Gregory P. Blasche, Matthew T. Jamula, Paul A. Bohn, Robin Mark Adrian Dawson, Benjamin F. Lane, Eric T. Hoke, Daniel M. Meiser, Joseph M. Kinast, Timothy J. McCarthy, Stephen P. Smith
  • Patent number: 10691765
    Abstract: A system tracks a user's search related behavior and constructs a probability model, from the user's search related behavior, to estimate a probability that the user will select a certain type of search result. The system searches sources of information based on a search query received from the user to determine a set of search results and uses the estimated probabilities to select one or more search results from the set of search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Oren Zamir, Jeffrey Korn
  • Publication number: 20200096315
    Abstract: A system and method for metrology and profilometry using a light field generator are disclosed. For this purpose, a system such as an optical analysis system scans a sample using light, and detects light reflected off a sample in various ways. The system operates different operational modes including a backscatter intensity, a triangulation, and an interferometric mode. For this purpose, the optical analysis system includes one or more optical angle modulation systems, such as surface acoustic wave (SAW) modulators, that emit light, a sample holder, and a scanning system that scans the one or more SAW modulators relative to the sample holder. The system performs tomographic reconstructions of information generated by the scans to create 3D maps/volume datasets of the sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Steven J. Byrnes, Jeffrey A. Korn, Gregg E. Favalora, Juha-Pekka J. Laine, Michael G. Moebius
  • Publication number: 20200008326
    Abstract: A computing component is described. The computing component includes a cosmetic prefabricated sheet of material. In some embodiments, the cosmetic prefabricated sheet of material may have a cosmetic surface and a protrusion surface. The computing component includes a protrusion extending from the protrusion surface of the cosmetic prefabricated sheet of material. In some embodiments, the cosmetic surface of the cosmetic prefabricated sheet of material is uniform in appearance to the naked eye. In some embodiments, the protrusion may have a base and an end. The base may have a cross-sectional width and the end may have a cross-sectional width. A difference in the cross-sectional width of the base and the cross-sectional width of the end may be less than 250 microns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Lincoln Matthew GHIONI, Gary Russell MCCLARY, Lawrence David AZZANO, Minh Cao NGUYEN, Scott Jeffrey KORN
  • Patent number: 10455747
    Abstract: A computing component is described. The computing component includes a cosmetic prefabricated sheet of material. In some embodiments, the cosmetic prefabricated sheet of material may have a cosmetic surface and a protrusion surface. The computing component includes a protrusion extending from the protrusion surface of the cosmetic prefabricated sheet of material. In some embodiments, the cosmetic surface of the cosmetic prefabricated sheet of material is uniform in appearance to the naked eye. In some embodiments, the protrusion may have a base and an end. The base may have a cross-sectional width and the end may have a cross-sectional width. A difference in the cross-sectional width of the base and the cross-sectional width of the end may be less than 250 microns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Lincoln Matthew Ghioni, Gary Russell McClary, Lawrence David Azzano, Minh Cao Nguyen, Scott Jeffrey Korn
  • Publication number: 20190312607
    Abstract: A communication system for a hypersonic vehicle uses a distributed antenna system, an impedance matching circuit that provides impedance matching between a transmitter and/or receiver and the selected one or more antennas of the distributed antennas system and a surrounding plasma sheath, near-field probes to determine impedance of the plasma sheath adjacent to each of the probes and thus predict behavior of the respective antennas near the probes, and a control system that selectively connects a transmitter and/or receiver to one or more of the antennas based upon the antennas that are seeing the most favorable transmission or reception characteristics and controlling the impedance matching is to provide impedance matching for the selected antennas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey Korn, Steven J. Byrnes, Baturalp R. Arslan
  • Publication number: 20190201863
    Abstract: An apparatus for optically-verified de novo DNA synthesis includes a microfluidic system that has channels leading in and out of a synthesis chamber having a functionalized region on a floor thereof on which a single-strand of DNA to which a nucleotide is to be attached can be fixed. The chamber is in optical communication with both an illumination system, which excites an electron in a fluorophore that is attached to the DNA strand, a detection system, which detects a signature photon emitted as the excited electron decays into its ground state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Ian W. Frank, Andrew P. Magyar, Jeffrey A. Korn, Neil S. Patel
  • Publication number: 20190101745
    Abstract: A bijective coded aperture system uses mirror system with a multitude of reflector elements attached to an absorbing, such as black, substrate. Each of the reflector elements is independently placed at a different angle with respect to each other in such a manner that the image of the scene is replicated several times at the focal plane and on the image sensor. Moreover, these replicated images may be overlapping. An image processor can then execute reconstruction methods of the image to faithfully represent the scene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Eric Hoke, Jeffrey Korn
  • Publication number: 20190094652
    Abstract: A light steeling system and method for diffractive steering of electromagnetic radiation such as visible light is disclosed. Embodiments of the light steering system include leaky-mode SAW modulators as light modulator devices. The SAW modulators preferably include reflective diffractive gratings. The gratings are mounted to/patterned upon an exit face that opposes an exit surface of the SAW modulator, in one example. Steering of light signals emitted from the SAW modulators in these systems can be accomplished by varying wavelength of light signals introduced to the SAW modulators, and/or by varying frequency of RF drive signals applied to the SAW modulators. In addition, light field generators that incorporate SAW modulators of the proposed light steering system within displays of the light field generators are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Steven J. Byrnes, Gregg E. Favalora, Ian Ward Frank, Anthony Kopa, Jeffrey A. Korn, Michael G. Moebius
  • Publication number: 20190021190
    Abstract: A computing component is described. The computing component includes a cosmetic prefabricated sheet of material. In some embodiments, the cosmetic prefabricated sheet of material may have a cosmetic surface and a protrusion surface. The computing component includes a protrusion extending from the protrusion surface of the cosmetic prefabricated sheet of material. In some embodiments, the cosmetic surface of the cosmetic prefabricated sheet of material is uniform in appearance to the naked eye. In some embodiments, the protrusion may have a base and an end. The base may have a cross-sectional width and the end may have a cross-sectional width. A difference in the cross-sectional width of the base and the cross-sectional width of the end may be less than 250 microns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Lincoln Matthew GHIONI, Gary Russell MCCLARY, Lawrence David AZZANO, Minh Cao NGUYEN, Scott Jeffrey KORN
  • Publication number: 20190009240
    Abstract: A parallelized chain-synthesizing technique includes an array of wells, each well in the array providing a location where a specific arbitrary sequence for polymeric chains can be grown. An optical addressing system selectively delivers light to the wells to mediate or control reactions in the wells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew P. Magyar, Ian Ward Frank, Jeffrey A. Korn, Neil Sunil Patel
  • Publication number: 20180341127
    Abstract: A system and method for improving spatial light modulator (SLM) devices such as Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) modulators are disclosed. The SAW modulators can improved angular bandwidth and suppress unwanted diffractive orders. In one example, a coating layer(s) is applied to a proximal face of the SAW modulator to improve coupling of guided modes into leaky modes. Additionally, applying coating layers(s) such as a hybrid anti-reflective/highly reflective coating to an exit face of the SAW modulator can suppress transmission of undesired diffractive order(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Ian Ward Frank, Jeffrey A. Korn, Steven J. Byrnes, Dennis M. Callahan, JR.