Patents by Inventor John Graff

John Graff 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: 20210335367
    Abstract: A text mining engine running on an artificial platform is trained to perform conversation role identification, semantic analysis, summarization, language detection, etc. The text mining engine analyzes words in a transcript that represent unique characteristics of a conversation and, based on the unique characteristics and utilizing classification predictive modeling, determines a conversation role for each participant of the conversation and metadata describing the conversation such as tonality of words spoken by a participant in a particular conversation role. Outputs from the text mining engine are indexed and useful for various purposes. For instance, because the system can identify which speaker in a customer service call is likely an agent and which speaker is likely a customer, words spoken by the agent can be analyzed for compliance reasons, training agents, providing quality assurance for improving customer service, providing feedback to improve the performance of the text mining engine, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Inventors: Steven John Graff, Sayeed Khawja Mohammed, Devanshu D. Sheth
  • Publication number: 20210028215
    Abstract: Hybrid imaging systems incorporating conventional optical elements and metasurface elements with light sources and/or detectors, and methods of the manufacture and operation of such optical arrangements are provided. Systems and methods describe the integration of apertures with metasurface elements and refractive optics with metasurface elements in illumination sources and sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: Metalenz, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert C. Devlin, John Graff
  • Patent number: 10795168
    Abstract: Metasurface elements, integrated systems incorporating such metasurface elements with light sources and/or detectors, and methods of the manufacture and operation of such optical arrangements and integrated systems are provided. Systems and methods for integrating transmissive metasurfaces with other semiconductor devices or additional metasurface elements, and more particularly to the integration of such metasurfaces with substrates, illumination sources and sensors are also provided. The metasurface elements provided may be used to shape output light from an illumination source or collect light reflected from a scene to form two unique patterns using the polarization of light. In such embodiments, shaped-emission and collection may be combined into a single co-designed probing and sensing optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Metalenz, Inc.
    Inventors: Gilbert N. Riley, Jr., Robert Devlin, Adam Erlich, Pawel Latawiec, John Graff
  • Publication number: 20200271941
    Abstract: Metasurface elements, integrated systems incorporating such metasurface elements with light sources and/or detectors, and methods of the manufacture and operation of such optical arrangements and integrated systems are provided. Systems and methods for integrating transmissive metasurfaces with other semiconductor devices or additional metasurface elements, and more particularly to the integration of such metasurfaces with substrates, illumination sources and sensors are also provided. The metasurface elements provided may be used to shape output light from an illumination source or collect light reflected from a scene to form two unique patterns using the polarization of light. In such embodiments, shaped-emission and collection may be combined into a single co-designed probing and sensing optical system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: Metalenz, Inc.
    Inventors: Gilbert N. Riley, JR., Robert Devlin, Adam Erlich, Pawel Latawiec, John Graff
  • Publication number: 20190325464
    Abstract: Embodiments as disclosed provide data processing systems and methods for controlling an automated survey system. One embodiment comprises: a processor; a data store storing a plurality of transactions thereon, each transaction comprising transaction metadata and a voice session recording of an inbound call, the transaction metadata for each transaction comprising an identifier for that transaction; a non-transitory computer readable medium having instructions executable on the processor for: generating, by the processor, a worklist for the survey campaign to control conducting of surveys by an automated survey system that is configured to execute the worklist, the worklist comprising a work item for each of the set of transactions and each work item comprising transaction identification data for a transaction from the set of transactions and contact information for the survey target for the transaction corresponding to the transaction identification data in the work item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Lorne Edward Wood, Steven John Graff
  • Publication number: 20190064532
    Abstract: Metasurface elements, integrated systems incorporating such metasurface elements with light sources and/or detectors, and methods of the manufacture and operation of such optical arrangements and integrated systems are provided. Systems and methods for integrating transmissive metasurfaces with other semiconductor devices or additional metasurface elements, and more particularly to the integration of such metasurfaces with substrates, illumination sources and sensors are also provided. The metasurface elements provided may be used to shape output light from an illumination source or collect light reflected from a scene to form two unique patterns using the polarization of light. In such embodiments, shaped-emission and collection may be combined into a single co-designed probing and sensing optical system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: Metalenz, Inc.
    Inventors: Gilbert N. Riley, JR., Robert Devlin, Adam Erlich, Pawel Latawiec, John Graff
  • Patent number: 9298844
    Abstract: A system and method for optimizing mobile communications with one or more message recipients is disclosed. The system is configured to create a unique URL and send it to a message recipient via an appropriate communication platform. The system waits for the unique URL to be requested and logs information from the web browser associated with the mobile communication device used to access the unique URL. The system may use this information to direct the mobile device user to a dynamically created web page. This methodology can be used to improve immediate and future communications by tailoring the message content and communication platform according to the message recipient's mobile device. The dynamic web page may also be configured to prompt the message recipient to execute a desired action, including downloading a compatible mobile app and changing message delivery preferences in order to optimize communications with the message recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Parlant Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: John Graff, Bruce Hassler, Jacob Hutchings
  • Patent number: 9190548
    Abstract: An improved method of fabricating an interdigitated back contact (IBC) solar cell is disclosed. A first mask is used to perform a patterned ion implantation of n-type dopant to create the back surface field. A second mask is then used to create the p-type emitter on the same surface. The second mask may be aligned to the n-type implant, and may be used in a plurality of orientations to create the desired p-type emitter. In some embodiments, a p-type blanket implant is performed as well. In some embodiments, a doping gradient is created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: John Graff, Nicholas Bateman, Joseph Olson, Benjamin Riordon
  • Patent number: 8993373
    Abstract: Methods of doping a solar cell, particularly a point contact solar cell, are disclosed. One surface of a solar cell may require portions to be n-doped, while other portions are p-doped. At least one lithography step can be eliminated by the use of a blanket doping of species having one conductivity and a patterned counterdoping process of species having the opposite conductivity. The areas doped during the patterned implant receive a sufficient dose so as to completely reverse the effect of the blanket doping and achieve a conductivity that is opposite the blanket doping. In some embodiments, counterdoped lines are also used to reduce lateral series resistance of the majority carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Bateman, John Graff
  • Publication number: 20140379814
    Abstract: A system provides for the efficient delivery of messages from one or more message originators to one or more message recipients via a plurality of communication or messaging platforms. A message originator can create a single message and specify one or more message recipients, multiple communication platforms and delivery scheduling, all from a graphical user interface on a mobile communication device or a computer. The message will be formatted for the selected message recipients, the available and desired communication platforms in the desired priority order, and scheduled for delivery to the message recipients at selected time(s). Additionally, messages may be screened to reduce or eliminate potentially duplicate messages via one or more duplication filters. On the message recipient side, each message recipient can specify the desired communication platform and preference priority for receipt of messages, along with the desired timing for delivery of messages from each potential message originator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: John Graff, Bruce Hassler, Dane Dellenbach, Jacob Hutchings, Daniel B. Stovall
  • Publication number: 20140358632
    Abstract: The various implementations of the present invention are provided as a computer-based system for enhanced communications and event management that focuses on customization of the event attendee experience. Each event attendee is provided with the tools necessary to effectively and efficiently create an event experience that most closely matches their goals and objectives. For example, a variety of dynamic event activity maps provide event attendees with the ability to quickly and easily identify and locate the most interesting and pertinent seminars, classes, speakers, vendors, exhibitors, etc. Additionally, event attendees can update and control their event schedule, customize communications that are sent and received, set up meetings with other event attendees, and receive updates about event activities and schedules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: PARLANT TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: James William Graff, Adam Bushman, Dane Dellenbach, John Graff, Bruce Hassler, Daniel B. Stovall, Tyson Holmes, Carson Anderson, Jacob Hutchings, Thomas Lane
  • Publication number: 20140343994
    Abstract: The various implementations of the present invention are provided as a computer-based system for enhanced communications and event management that focuses on customization of the event attendee experience. Each event attendee is provided with the tools necessary to effectively and efficiently create an event experience that most closely matches their goals and objectives. For example, a variety of dynamic event activity maps provide event attendees with the ability to quickly and easily identify and locate the most interesting and pertinent seminars, classes, speakers, vendors, exhibitors, etc. Additionally, event attendees can update and control their event schedule, customize communications that are sent and received, set up meetings with other event attendees, and receive updates about event activities and schedules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Parlant Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: James William Graff, Adam Bushman, Dane Dellenbach, John Graff, Bruce Hassler, Daniel B. Stovall, Tyson Holmes, Carson Anderson, Jacob Hutchings, Thomas Lane
  • Patent number: 8832301
    Abstract: The various implementations of the present invention are provided as a computer-based system for enhanced communications and event management that focuses on customization of the event attendee experience. Each event attendee is provided with the tools necessary to effectively and efficiently create an event experience that most closely matches their goals and objectives. For example, a variety of dynamic event activity maps provide event attendees with the ability to quickly and easily identify and locate the most interesting and pertinent seminars, classes, speakers, vendors, exhibitors, etc. Additionally, event attendees can update and control their event schedule, customize communications that are sent and received, set up meetings with other event attendees, and receive updates about event activities and schedules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Parlant Technology
    Inventors: James William Graff, Adam Bushman, Dane Dellenbach, John Graff, Bruce Hassler, Daniel B. Stovall, Tyson Holmes, Carson Anderson
  • Publication number: 20140216537
    Abstract: Several embodiments of a metallization process are disclosed, which achieve lower contact resistance and higher conductivity than methods currently employed with solar cells. These parameters result in a solar cell having improved performance and efficiency. In one embodiment, two different metals are used to create the metallization layer, where the first metal is selected for superior ohmic contact to the substrate and the second metal is selected based on conductivity. In a second embodiment, a first metal is evaporated or sputtered on the substrate. A second metal is then screen printed on the substrate. A removal step, such as etching is then performed to remove unwanted metal from the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: VARIAN SEMICONDUCTOR EQUIPMENT ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventor: John Graff
  • Publication number: 20140164909
    Abstract: A system and method for optimizing mobile communications with one or more message recipients is disclosed. The system is configured to create a unique URL and send it to a message recipient via an appropriate communication platform. The system waits for the unique URL to be requested and logs information from the web browser associated with the mobile communication device used to access the unique URL. The system may use this information to direct the mobile device user to a dynamically created web page. This methodology can be used to improve immediate and future communications by tailoring the message content and communication platform according to the message recipient's mobile device. The dynamic web page may also be configured to prompt the message recipient to execute a desired action, including downloading a compatible mobile app and changing message delivery preferences in order to optimize communications with the message recipient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Parlant Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: John Graff, Bruce Hassler, Jacob Hutchings
  • Patent number: 8658458
    Abstract: An improved method of manufacturing a polysilicon solar cell is disclosed. To create the polysilicon layer, which has p-type and n-type regions, the layer is grown in the presence of one type of dopant. After the doped polysilicon layer has been created, ions of the opposite dopant conductivity are selectively implanted into portions of the polysilicon layer. This selective implant may be performed using a shadow mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: John Graff
  • Publication number: 20130346333
    Abstract: The various implementations of the present invention are provided as a computer system configured to allow for sending requests for aid, responding to requests for aid, and receiving requests to aid in a multi-user environment. Various levels of requests may be requested. In one preferred embodiment of the present invention, a mobile application for integrating the options for requesting aid from a first device to a second is provided, as well as configuration of automated responses. The system allows certain users to post status updates to a website. While useful for many environments, the most preferred embodiments of the present invention are adapted for use in an educational environment to provide school administrators, teachers, parents, and students with enhanced communication capabilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Bruce Hassler, Dane Dellenbach, John Graff, Jacob Hutchings, Kyle Stenson
  • Publication number: 20130291932
    Abstract: Methods of doping a solar cell, particularly a point contact solar cell, are disclosed. One surface of a solar cell may require portions to be n-doped, while other portions are p-doped. At least one lithography step can be eliminated by the use of a blanket doping of species having one conductivity and a patterned counterdoping process of species having the opposite conductivity. The areas doped during the patterned implant receive a sufficient dose so as to completely reverse the effect of the blanket doping and achieve a conductivity that is opposite the blanket doping. In some embodiments, counterdoped lines are also used to reduce lateral series resistance of the majority carriers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: VARIAN SEMICONDUCTOR EQUIPMENT ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas Bateman, John Graff
  • Publication number: 20130282421
    Abstract: The various implementations of the present invention are provided as a computer-based system for enhanced communications and event management that focuses on customization of the event attendee experience. Each event attendee is provided with the tools necessary to effectively and efficiently create an event experience that most closely matches their goals and objectives. For example, a variety of dynamic event activity maps provide event attendees with the ability to quickly and easily identify and locate the most interesting and pertinent seminars, classes, speakers, vendors, exhibitors, etc. Additionally, event attendees can update and control their event schedule, customize communications that are sent and received, set up meetings with other event attendees, and receive updates about event activities and schedules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: James William Graff, Adam Bushman, Dane Dellenbach, John Graff, Bruce Hassler, Daniel B. Stovall, Tyson Holmes, Carson Anderson
  • Publication number: 20130087189
    Abstract: An improved method of fabricating an interdigitated back contact (IBC) solar cell is disclosed. A first mask is used to perform a patterned ion implantation of n-type dopant to create the back surface field. A second mask is then used to create the p-type emitter on the same surface. The second mask may be aligned to the n-type implant, and may be used in a plurality of orientations to create the desired p-type emitter. In some embodiments, a p-type blanket implant is performed as well. In some embodiments, a doping gradient is created.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: VARIAN SEMICONDUCTOR EQUIPMENT ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventors: John Graff, Nicholas Bateman, Joseph Olson, Benjamin Riordon