Patents by Inventor Kenneth Martin

Kenneth Martin 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: 20210156976
    Abstract: A method of using an optical TOF module to determine distance to an object. The method includes acquiring signals in the TOF module indicative of distance to the object, using a first algorithm to provide an output indicative of the distance to the object based on the acquired signals, using at least one second different algorithm to provide an output indicative of the distance to the object based on the acquired signals, and combining the outputs of the first and at least one second algorithms to obtain an improved estimate of the distance to the object. In some implementations, each of the first and at least one second algorithms further provides an output representing a respective confidence level indicative of how accurately distance to the object has been extracted by the particular algorithm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: ams International AG
    Inventors: Stephan BEER, Ioannis TOLIOS, David STOPPA, Qiang ZHANG, Pablo TRUJILLO SERRANO, Ian Kenneth MILLS, Miguel Bruno VAELLO PAÑOS, Bryant HANSEN, Mitchell Sterling MARTIN, Doug NELSON
  • Patent number: 11017404
    Abstract: Methods and systems of authenticating a user based on an event, such as a natural disaster, a gathering of people, and mass activities of people. The method comprises recognizing, by a financial institution computing system, an event; receiving, by the financial institution computing system, a transaction request of a user; determining, by the financial institution computing system, that the user is associated with the recognized event; adjusting, by the financial institution computing system, authentication rules for the user; and processing, by the financial institution computing system, the transaction request for the user based on the adjusted authentication rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Michael Chang, John Chuprevich, Kevin R. Cieslak, Christopher P. Clausen, Jeffrey A. Cornman, Samuel Downing, Bryan Hall, Julio Jiron, Bryan Kroll, Samuel Martin, Traci Nguyen, Virginia Randle, Priyamvada Singh, Darrell L. Suen, Kenneth L. Wright
  • Patent number: 11019711
    Abstract: A static-neutralization system includes a plurality of alternating current (AC) static bars that is coupled to a common, high-voltage power supply. The power supply includes a transformer that steps up AC mains electricity to deliver high-voltage, AC power to the static bars. A monitoring circuit is provided in the power supply that determines the ionization current of the static bars through isolation of the second harmonic of the total load current. By monitoring the ionization current, the power supply can identify when the ion generation efficiency of the static bars falls beneath a user-defined threshold. The monitoring circuit additionally determines the discharge voltage of the static bars through isolation of the fourth harmonic of the total output voltage. By monitoring the discharge voltage, a voltage-suppression circuit can suspend delivery of power to the static bars upon detecting a full-discharge event, which often results from dielectric breakdown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: STATIC CLEAN INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Kenneth Martin MacKillop
  • Publication number: 20210152811
    Abstract: An electrically controlled spectacle includes a spectacle frame and optoelectronic lenses housed in the frame. The lenses include a left lens and a right lens, each of the optoelectrical lenses having a plurality of states, wherein the state of the left lens is independent of the state of the right lens. The electrically controlled spectacle also includes a control unit housed in the frame, the control unit being adapted to control the state of each of the lenses independently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Kenneth Martin Jacobs, Ronald Steven Karpf
  • Patent number: 10997084
    Abstract: A memory system and method for storing data in one or more storage chips is disclosed. The memory system includes one or more storage dies included in each storage chip and a controller. Each of the plurality of storage dies further comprises one or more media replacement unit (MRU) groups. The controller includes a translation module, the translation module further comprising: a chip select table (CST) configured to identify one or more valid storage chips during translation for performing a read/write operation, and a media repair table (MRT) corresponding to each of storage chips, each MRT configured to identify one or more storage dies during translation for performing a read/write operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Edward Galbraith, Damir Anthony Jamsek, Andrew Kenneth Martin, Daniel Frank Moertl, Mussie T. Negussie, Thomas Mittelholzer, Nikolaos Papandreou, Charalampos Pozidis, Milos Stanisavljevic
  • Patent number: 10990537
    Abstract: A memory system and method for storing data in one or more storage chips includes: one or more memory cards each having a plurality of storage chips, and each chip having a plurality of dies having a plurality of memory cells; a memory controller comprising a translation module, the translation module further comprising: a logical to virtual translation table (LVT) having a plurality of entries, each entry in the LVT configured to map a logical address to a virtual block address (VBA), where the VBA corresponds to a group of the memory cells on the one or more memory cards, wherein each entry in the LVT further includes a write wear level count to track the number of writing operations to the VBA, and a read wear level count to track the number of read operations for the VBA mapped to that LVT entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Frank Moertl, Damir Anthony Jamsek, Andrew Kenneth Martin, Charalampos Pozidis, Robert Edward Galbraith, Jeremy T. Ekman, Abby Harrison, Gerald Mark Grabowski, Steven Norgaard
  • Patent number: 10951881
    Abstract: An electrically controlled spectacle includes a spectacle frame and optoelectronic lenses housed in the frame. The lenses include a left lens and a right lens, each of the optoelectrical lenses having a plurality of states, wherein the state of the left lens is independent of the state of the right lens. The electrically controlled spectacle also includes a control unit housed in the frame, the control unit being adapted to control the state of each of the lenses independently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventors: Kenneth Martin Jacobs, Ronald Steven Karpf
  • Publication number: 20210065831
    Abstract: A method and system for collecting diagnostic data from a storage class memory chip is disclosed. The method includes performing a scrub process on at least a portion of the storage class memory by: removing the portion of the storage class memory from use, wherein the portion comprises a plurality of memory locations, executing a first write operation to write a first pattern on each of the plurality of memory locations, executing a first read operation to obtain a first set of data written on each of the plurality of memory locations, analyzing the first set of data written on each of the plurality of memory locations to determine the number of stuck-at faults in the portion, and updating one or more counters in an error rate table (ERT) to indicate the number of stuck-at faults.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Edward Galbraith, Damir Anthony Jamsek, Andrew Kenneth Martin, Daniel Frank Moertl, Charles Camp
  • Publication number: 20210064538
    Abstract: A memory system and method for storing data in one or more storage chips is disclosed. The memory system includes one or more storage dies included in each storage chip and a controller. Each of the plurality of storage dies further comprises one or more media replacement unit (MRU) groups. The controller includes a translation module, the translation module further comprising: a chip select table (CST) configured to identify one or more valid storage chips during translation for performing a read/write operation, and a media repair table (MRT) corresponding to each of storage chips, each MRT configured to identify one or more storage dies during translation for performing a read/write operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Edward Galbraith, Damir Anthony Jamsek, Andrew Kenneth Martin, Daniel Frank Moertl, Mussie T. Negussie, Thomas Mittelholzer, Nikolaos Papandreou, Charalampos Pozidis, Milos Stanisavljevic
  • Patent number: 10816649
    Abstract: In a polarimeter, a polarization modulator changes a polarization phase of an output optical pulse with a modulation function that varies in time over the duration of the optical pulse. A static polarization state analyzer, which includes a one or more static polarization component analyzers and detectors, receives the modulated optical pulse after interaction with a target medium and provides time varying intensities of the polarization components of the received pulse. A signal processing module determines a polarization property of the target medium, such as a Mueller matrix, dependent upon time varied intensities over the duration of the received optical pulse. A time-division optical multiplexer may be used to combine the outputs from multiple static polarization component analyzers to form a single time-multiplexed signal comprising a plurality of optical pulses that are separated in time and passed to a single photo-detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Christian Keyser, Richard Kenneth Martin
  • Publication number: 20200329230
    Abstract: An electrically controlled spectacle includes a spectacle frame and optoelectronic lenses housed in the frame. The lenses include a left lens and a right lens, each of the optoelectrical lenses having a plurality of states, wherein the state of the left lens is independent of the state of the right lens. The electrically controlled spectacle also includes a control unit housed in the frame, the control unit being adapted to control the state of each of the lenses independently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Kenneth Martin Jacobs, Ronald Steven Karpf
  • Patent number: 10762040
    Abstract: Schematized data roaming is described herein. In one or more implementations, a cloud service includes a cloud data store that is configured to store schematized data comprising user preferences and settings of client devices associated with a user profile. The schematized data includes a schema that is shared across the client devices and globally defined by the cloud service which enables the user preferences and setting to be re-used across multiple devices and device classes, including devices that the user has not previously interacted with before. The schematized data includes attributes, for each schematized data structure, which provide rules for processing or storing the corresponding schematized data structure in the cloud data store. Such attributes may include a conflict resolution policy, an upload policy, or a partition policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Jordan Oliver, Anshul Rawat, Kenneth Martin Tubbs, Charles Aaron Hare, Sriram Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 10742965
    Abstract: An electrically controlled spectacle includes a spectacle frame and optoelectronic lenses housed in the frame. The lenses include a left lens and a right lens, each of the optoelectrical lenses having a plurality of states, wherein the state of the left lens is independent of the state of the right lens. The electrically controlled spectacle also includes a control unit housed in the frame, the control unit being adapted to control the state of each of the lenses independently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventors: Kenneth Martin Jacobs, Ronald Steven Karpf
  • Patent number: 10675476
    Abstract: Implantable medical device systems and methods of use including an implantable first medical device having a lead with a transducer thereon and an implantable second medical device having a receiver for receiving energy emitted by the transducer. The lead may be placed in an internal thoracic vein, and other locations may be used as well. The implantable second medical device may be placed in or on the heart or an associated blood vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: G. Shantanu Reddy, Kenneth Martin Stein, John Morgan
  • Patent number: 10633983
    Abstract: An airfoil for use in a turbomachine includes a pressure sidewall and a suction sidewall coupled to the pressure sidewall. The suction sidewall and the pressure sidewall define a leading edge and a trailing edge, the leading edge and the trailing edge define a chord distance. The airfoil includes a tip portion extending between the pressure sidewall and the suction sidewall. The tip portion includes a planar section and a recessed section. The recessed section extends adjacent to the planar section such that a thickness of the planar section is less than a thickness of the airfoil. The recessed section is offset a predetermined distance from the leading edge and the trailing edge along the chord distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ananda Barua, Neelesh Nandkumar Sarawate, Kenneth Martin Lewis, Changjie Sun, Yu Xie Mukherjee, Sathyanarayanan Raghavan
  • Patent number: 10458254
    Abstract: Coating systems for components of a gas turbine engine, such as a compressor blade tip, are provided. The coating system can include an abradable material disposed along the compressor blade tip and may be used with a bare compressor casing. The abradable coating is softer than the compressor casing and can reduce the overall rub ratio thereby increasing the lifetime of the compressor blade and casing. Methods are also provided for applying the coating system onto a compressor blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Sathyanarayanan Raghavan, Neelesh Nandkumar Sarawate, Kenneth Martin Lewis, Larry Steven Rosenzweig, Changjie Sun, Ananda Barua
  • Patent number: 10385865
    Abstract: An airfoil for use in a turbomachine includes a pressure sidewall and a suction sidewall coupled to the pressure sidewall. The suction sidewall and the pressure sidewall define a leading edge and an opposite trailing edge. The leading edge and the trailing edge define a chord distance. The airfoil further includes a root portion, and a tip portion. The tip portion extends between the pressure sidewall and the suction sidewall such that the tip portion is substantially perpendicular to each sidewall. The tip portion includes at least one planar section and at least one oblique section that forms a recess within the tip portion. The at least one oblique section extends from the at least one planar section towards the root portion along the chord distance. The tip portion is configured to reduce airfoil wear during contact with a surrounding casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Sathyanarayanan Raghavan, Neelesh Nandkumar Sarawate, Kenneth Martin Lewis, Changjie Sun, Ananda Barua
  • Publication number: 20190239327
    Abstract: A static-neutralization system includes a plurality of alternating current (AC) static bars that is coupled to a common, high-voltage power supply. The power supply includes a transformer that steps up AC mains electricity to deliver high-voltage, AC power to the static bars. A monitoring circuit is provided in the power supply that determines the ionization current of the static bars through isolation of the second harmonic of the total load current. By monitoring the ionization current, the power supply can identify when the ion generation efficiency of the static bars falls beneath a user-defined threshold. The monitoring circuit additionally determines the discharge voltage of the static bars through isolation of the fourth harmonic of the total output voltage. By monitoring the discharge voltage, a voltage-suppression circuit can suspend delivery of power to the static bars upon detecting a full-discharge event, which often results from dielectric breakdown.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventor: Kenneth Martin MacKillop
  • Patent number: 10348263
    Abstract: A digitally controlled amplifier (DCA) has a drive (e.g., bipolar junction) transistor with a base to accept an input signal and a collector to supply an output signal. The DCA also includes n switchable gain amplifier networks (SGANs). Each SGAN has a signal input connected to the collector of the drive transistor, an input to accept a logic signal, and a signal output to supply a switchable gain AC output signal to a load in response to the logic signal. The SGAN signal outputs are connected together, typically in parallel, to supply a digitally controlled AC output gain. An auxiliary SGAN may be connected to supply a constant gain AC output signal. Each of the SGANs may have an identical switchable AC gain and accept an independent logic signal to supply (n+1) levels of digitally controlled AC output gain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: I-Q Analog Corporation
    Inventor: Kenneth Martin
  • Publication number: 20190125581
    Abstract: An ocular implant configured for implantation into the eye of a subject comprising an elongate outer shell (54), an internal plug (210) including a hydrogel and a drug reservoir including a drug (62) wherein the drug is configured to pass through at least a portion of the internal plug to control elution of the drug through the outer shell. The implant is made of biodegradable materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Harold Alexander Heitzmann, David Steven Haffner, Kenneth Martin Curry, Thomas W. Burns