Patents by Inventor Joseph Katz

Joseph Katz 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: 20190236464
    Abstract: In some embodiments, affective-state-based artificial intelligence may be facilitated. One or more growth or decay factors for a set of affective attributes of an artificial intelligence entity may be determined, and a set of affective values, which are associated with the set of affective attributes, may be continuously updated based on the growth or decay factors. An input may be obtained, and a response related to the input may be generated based on the continuously-updated set of affective values of the artificial intelligence entity. In some embodiments, the growth or decay factors may be updated based on the input and subsequent to the updating of the decay factors, the affective values may be updated based on the updated growth or decay factors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: EmergeX, LLC
    Inventors: Roy FEINSON, Ariel Mikhael KATZ, Michael Joseph KARLIN
  • Patent number: 10350874
    Abstract: A 5D printer, which additively manufactures an object, includes an extruder that can move linearly along three orthogonal axes and rotationally around at least one of the axes with respect to the object while depositing a material. A gantry is movable along X, Y and Z axes, and a trunnion table movable about A and B axes is mounted on the gantry. A platen is mounted on the trunnion table, and the extruder deposits the material on the platen while moving the gantry and trunnion table. A model of the object is analyzed to produce a stress tensor for the object, and the depositing is according to the stress tensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: William Yerazunis, John C Barnwell, III, Joseph Katz, Dirk Brinkman
  • Patent number: 9766324
    Abstract: Methods, systems, apparatuses, and computer program products are provided for detecting objects, including humans, using a mobile communications device. A communication space is scanned with a beam-shaped signal transmitted by a phased antenna array of the mobile communications device. Information is discerned from one or more attenuated signals received from the communication space based on the beam-shaped signal. The information is analyzed to determine an object in the communication space. Whether the object is likely at least a portion of a human is determined. A communication signal transmitted by the phased antenna array is modified in response to determining that the object is likely at least a portion of a human, and that the at least a portion of the human has a predetermined spatial relationship with the phased antenna array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Marshall Joseph Katz, Charbel Khawand
  • Patent number: 9769769
    Abstract: An electronic device provides a detuning monitor circuit configured to detect a change in a voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR) between a radio frequency (RF) transmitter and an RF antenna relative to a predetermined VSWR baseline and a proximity detector circuit configured to adjust transmission power of a carrier wave transmitted from the RF transmitter, if the change fails to satisfy an acceptable VSWR condition. Network proximity detectors are also provided to allow coordination of antenna subsystems to comply with specific absorption rate (SAR) constraints and/or maintain/improve antenna performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Marc Harper, Marshall Joseph Katz
  • Patent number: 9680218
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling an antenna is provided. A load on a second antenna of a device is determined, the device comprising at least one processor, a first antenna, a variable tuning circuit connected to the first antenna, and the second antenna, wherein the processor determines the load. The processor controls the variable tuning circuit based on the load on the second antenna to change a match of the first antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Marshall Joseph Katz, Randy Alan Wiessner
  • Publication number: 20170021573
    Abstract: A 5D printer, which additively manufactures an object, includes an extruder that can move linearly along three orthogonal axes and rotationally around at least one of the axes with respect to the object while depositing a material. A gantry is movable along X, Y and Z axes, and a trunnion table movable about A and B axes is mounted on the gantry. A platen is mounted on the trunnion table, and the extruder deposits the material on the platen while moving the gantry and trunnion table. A model of the object is analyzed to produce a stress tensor for the object, and the depositing is according to the stress tensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: William Yerazunis, John C. Barnwell, III, Joseph Katz, Dirk Brinkman
  • Publication number: 20160327634
    Abstract: Methods, systems, apparatuses, and computer program products are provided for detecting objects, including humans, using a mobile communications device. A communication space is scanned with a beam-shaped signal transmitted by a phased antenna array of the mobile communications device. Information is discerned from one or more attenuated signals received from the communication space based on the beam-shaped signal. The information is analyzed to determine an object in the communication space. Whether the object is likely at least a portion of a human is determined. A communication signal transmitted by the phased antenna array is modified in response to determining that the object is likely at least a portion of a human, and that the at least a portion of the human has a predetermined spatial relationship with the phased antenna array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Marshall Joseph Katz, Charbel Khawand
  • Patent number: 9481131
    Abstract: A 5D printer, which additively manufactures an object, includes an extruder that can move linearly along three orthogonal axes and rotationally around at least one of the axes with respect to the object while depositing a material. A gantry is movable along X, Y and Z axes, and a trunnion table movable about A and B axes is mounted on the gantry. A platen is mounted on the trunnion table, and the extruder deposits the material on the platen while moving the gantry and trunnion table. A model of the object is analyzed to produce a stress tensor for the object, and the depositing is according to the stress tensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: William S Yerazunis, John C Barnwell, III, Joseph Katz, Dirk Brinkman
  • Patent number: 9280541
    Abstract: A quick response (QR) proxy and protocol gateway for interfacing with a carrier network, a QR-equipped device, and a contact center and contact center database is disclosed. A data link is connected to a carrier network to receive QR codes and other data. Additional data links are connected to a contact center database and a QR-equipped device to obtain information used in determining routing and tagging instructions. A user interface is connected to the gateway to accept configurable conditions for determining routing instructions. There is a text conversion function and speech conversion function for each target enterprise contact center. Synchronization between stored user preferences to automated or semi-automated customer service routes is provided by a consumer preference template system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Five9, Inc.
    Inventors: Lance Fried, Joseph Katz
  • Patent number: 9246223
    Abstract: A system and process that includes a multiband antenna as may be used in mobile communications devices. The multiband antenna includes a feed port coupled to each of a first radiating portion and a second radiating portion. Each of the first and second radiating portions defines a respective resonant bandwidth. The multiband antenna also includes at least one adjustable tuning circuit disposed between separate and displaced radiating segments of a respective one of the first and second radiating portions. Adjustment of the tuning circuit alters a corresponding resonant bandwidth allowing the corresponding resonant bandwidth to be tuned independently of the other resonant bandwidth and without affecting performance of the other resonant bandwidth. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventors: Firass Mirza Badaruzzaman, Randy Alan Wiessner, Marshall Joseph Katz
  • Publication number: 20150382307
    Abstract: An electronic device provides a detuning monitor circuit configured to detect a change in a voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR) between a radio frequency (RF) transmitter and an RF antenna relative to a predetermined VSWR baseline and a proximity detector circuit configured to adjust transmission power of a carrier wave transmitted from the RF transmitter, if the change fails to satisfy an acceptable VSWR condition. Network proximity detectors are also provided to allow coordination of antenna subsystems to comply with specific absorption rate (SAR) constraints and/or maintain/improve antenna performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Marc Harper, Marshall Joseph Katz
  • Patent number: 9139805
    Abstract: The invention provides a mixing system comprising a magnetically coupled drive system and a foil for cultivating algae, or cyanobacteria, in an open or enclosed vessel. The invention provides effective mixing, low energy usage, low capital expenditure, and ease of drive system component maintenance while maintaining the integrity of a sealed mixing vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Algenol Biotech LLC
    Inventors: Harlan Miller, III, George Meichel, Edward Legere, Edwin Malkiel, Robert Paul Woods, Oliver Ashley, Joseph Katz, Jason Ward, Paul Petersen
  • Patent number: 8978831
    Abstract: An elevator including a car is arranged in a shaft. A set of compensator cables are attached to a bottom of the car and engaged with a compensator drum. A set of hoist cables are attached to a top of the car and engaged with a hoist drum to move the car vertically in the shaft, wherein the set of compensator cables and the set of hoist cables are configured to only move the car vertically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Vijay Shilpiekandula, William Yerazunis, John C. Barnwell, III, Scott A. Bortoff, Joseph Katz
  • Publication number: 20150021832
    Abstract: A 5D printer, which additively manufactures an object, includes an extruder that can move linearly along three orthogonal axes and rotationally around at least one of the axes with respect to the object while depositing a material. A gantry is movable along X, Y and Z axes, and a trunnion table movable about A and B axes is mounted on the gantry. A platen is mounted on the trunnion table, and the extruder deposits the material on the platen while moving the gantry and trunnion table. A model of the object is analyzed to produce a stress tensor for the object, and the depositing is according, to the stress tensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: William S. Yerazunis, John C. Barnwell, III, Joseph Katz, Dirk Brinkman
  • Publication number: 20150021830
    Abstract: A 5D printer, which additively manufactures an object, includes an extruder that can move linearly along three orthogonal axes and rotationally around at least one of the axes with respect to the object while depositing a material. A gantry is movable along X, Y and Z axes, and a trunnion table movable about A and B axes is mounted on the gantry. A platen is mounted on the trunnion table, and the extruder deposits the material on the platen while moving the gantry and trunnion table. A model of the object is analyzed to produce a stress tensor for the object, and the depositing is according to the stress tensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: William S. Yerazunis, John C. Barnwell, III, Joseph Katz, Dirk Brinkman
  • Patent number: 8755372
    Abstract: A portal system for secure, aggregated and centralized management and access of disparate customer service and social networking environments is disclosed. A user interface provides multiple, parameter-based automated service scripts, each configured to utilize customer information. The scripts link to vendor-specific, scenario-specific, and social networking-specific interfaces that have common user interface elements. Shared and dedicated reverse automation gateways are configured to emulate the step-by-step self-service aspects of web sites and interactive voice response systems. The portal system eliminates or reduces inbound toll-free telephone charges for vendor contact centers and additionally links the same to social networking systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Five9, Inc.
    Inventors: Lance Fried, Joseph Katz, Edwin Kenneth Margulies
  • Patent number: 8693671
    Abstract: A communications portal for interfacing with a carrier network, a contact center, and a user is disclosed. Telecommunications links are connected to the communications portal to receive inbound calls and place outbound calls. A gateway signaling proxy containing an application server and a reverse automation subsystem is connected to the telecommunications links to recognize and store user selections, detect answer supervision, and execute scripts as configured in the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Five9, Inc.
    Inventors: Lance Fried, Joseph Katz, Rick Korfin
  • Patent number: 8684592
    Abstract: The invention provides a mixing system comprising a magnetically coupled drive system and a foil for cultivating algae, or cyanobacteria, in an open or enclosed vessel. The invention provides effective mixing, low energy usage, low capital expenditure, and ease of drive system component maintenance while maintaining the integrity of a sealed mixing vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Algenol Biofuels Inc.
    Inventors: Harlan Miller, III, George Meichel, Edward Legere, Edwin Malkiel, Robert Paul Woods, Oliver Ashley, Joseph Katz, Jason Ward, Paul Petersen
  • Publication number: 20140022132
    Abstract: A system and process that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a multiband antenna as may be used in mobile communications devices. The multiband antenna includes a feed port coupled to each of a first radiating portion and a second radiating portion. Each of the first and second radiating portions defines a respective resonant bandwidth. The multiband antenna also includes at least one adjustable tuning circuit disposed between physically isolated radiating segments of a respective one of the first and second radiating portions. Adjustment of the tuning circuit alters a corresponding resonant bandwidth allowing the corresponding resonant bandwidth to be tuned independently of the other resonant bandwidth and without affecting performance of the other resonant bandwidth. In at least some embodiments, the tuning circuit can include a tunable phase shifter having one or more components, each having a variable reactance. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Firass Mirza Badaruzzaman, Randy Alan Wiessner, Marshall Joseph Katz
  • Patent number: 8618482
    Abstract: A mobile device including a source for emitting electromagnetic radiation, an enclosure having a side wall, and a detector for detecting electromagnetic radiation emitted by the source is described. At least a portion of the sidewall is adapted to transmit electromagnetic radiation from the source. The source and detector are positioned inside the enclosure. The detector is spaced from the source, and is arranged to detect electromagnetic radiation from the source that is reflected from an object outside the enclosure and passes through the portion of the side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Marshall Joseph Katz, Ian Peter Lewis