Patents by Inventor Kevin Jerome

Kevin Jerome 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: 20210230586
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems, components, and compositions for synthesis of sequence defined polymers. The methods, systems, components, and compositions may be utilized for incorporating novel substrates that include non-standard amino acid monomers and non-amino acid monomers into sequence defined polymers. As disclosed herein, the novel substrates may be utilized for acylation of tRNA via flexizyme catalyzed reactions. The tRNAs thus acylated with the novel substrates may be utilized in synthesis platforms for incorporating the novel substrates into a sequence defined polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Christopher Jewett, Joongoo Lee, Jeffrey S. Moore, Kenneth E. Schwieter, Kevin Jerome Schwarz
  • Patent number: 10855370
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a photoluminescent wavelength-shifting material configured to receive an input-light data signal comprising a first range of wavelengths, absorb at least a portion of the received input-light data signal, and produce an emitted-light data signal comprising a second range of wavelengths based on an upper-state lifetime of the photoluminescent wavelength-shifting material. The apparatus also includes a focusing element configured to receive at least a portion of the emitted-light data signal, concentrate the received portion of the emitted-light data signal, and produce a concentrated-light data signal. The apparatus further includes a photodetector configured to receive the concentrated-light data signal, and produce an electrical current corresponding to the concentrated-light data signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Tobias Gerard Tiecke, Kevin Jerome Quirk, Thibault Michel Max Peyronel, Shih-Cheng Wang
  • Publication number: 20200036442
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a photoluminescent wavelength-shifting material configured to receive an input-light data signal comprising a first range of wavelengths, absorb at least a portion of the received input-light data signal, and produce an emitted-light data signal comprising a second range of wavelengths based on an upper-state lifetime of the photoluminescent wavelength-shifting material. The apparatus also includes a focusing element configured to receive at least a portion of the emitted-light data signal, concentrate the received portion of the emitted-light data signal, and produce a concentrated-light data signal. The apparatus further includes a photodetector configured to receive the concentrated-light data signal, and produce an electrical current corresponding to the concentrated-light data signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Tobias Gerard Tiecke, Kevin Jerome Quirk, Thibault Michel Max Peyronel, Shih-Cheng Wang
  • Patent number: 10511383
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a wavelength-shifting element configured to receive an input-light signal. The wavelength-shifting element includes a wavelength-shifting material configured to absorb at least a portion of the received input-light signal and produce an emitted-light signal from the absorbed portion of the received input-light signal. The apparatus also includes a plasmonic grating comprising a plurality of plasmonic-grating elements configured to receive at least a portion of the emitted-light signal and direct the received portion of the emitted-light signal onto a photodetector. The apparatus further includes the photodetector configured to receive the directed portion of the emitted-light signal and produce an electrical current corresponding to the directed portion of the emitted-light signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Tobias Gerard Tiecke, Kevin Jerome Quirk, Thibault Michel Max Peyronel, Shih-Cheng Wang
  • Patent number: 10411829
    Abstract: Systems and methods for optical communication through air or space are disclosed. A method includes encoding one or more data frames with a data-link layer forward error correction (FEC) code to produce a plurality of encoded data frames and transmitting the plurality of encoded data frames from a transmitter (TX) to a receiver (RX) at least partially through air or space using a plurality of optical beams. The RX identifies a corrupted encoded data frame and reconstructs the corrupted encoded data frame using a data-link layer FEC decoder operating over a plurality of non-corrupted encoded data frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Michael Birnbaum, Kevin Jerome Quirk, Hamid Hemmati, Chien-Chung Chen, Gary Mak
  • Patent number: 9921453
    Abstract: Various of the disclosed embodiments incorporate wavelength-shifting (WLS) materials to facilitate high data rate communication. Some embodiments employ a waveguide incorporating such WLS materials to receive a wireless signal from a source. The signal may be, e.g., in the optical or ultraviolet ranges, facilitating a ˜10 Gbps data rate. Because the WLS material is sensitive in all directions, the source may be isotropic or wide-angled. The WLS material may be shaped into one or more “bands” that may cover an object, e.g., a head-mounted display. A detector may be coupled with the bands to receive the wavelength-shifted signal and to recover the original signal from the source. The WLS material may be modified to improve the waveguide retention, e.g., by incorporating layers of material having a different reflection coefficient or a Bragg reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Tobias Gerard Tiecke, Kevin Jerome Quirk, Yael Maguire
  • Publication number: 20170346556
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a wavelength-shifting element configured to receive an input-light signal. The wavelength-shifting element includes a wavelength-shifting material configured to absorb at least a portion of the received input-light signal and produce an emitted-light signal from the absorbed portion of the received input-light signal. The apparatus also includes a plasmonic grating comprising a plurality of plasmonic-grating elements configured to receive at least a portion of the emitted-light signal and direct the received portion of the emitted-light signal onto a photodetector. The apparatus further includes the photodetector configured to receive the directed portion of the emitted-light signal and produce an electrical current corresponding to the directed portion of the emitted-light signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Tobias Gerard Tiecke, Kevin Jerome Quirk, Thibault Michel Max Peyronel, Shih-Cheng Wang
  • Patent number: 9749044
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a wavelength-shifting element configured to receive an input-light signal. The wavelength-shifting element includes a wavelength-shifting material configured to absorb at least a portion of the received input-light signal and produce an emitted-light signal from the absorbed portion of the received input-light signal. The apparatus also includes an optical-concentrating element configured to receive at least a portion of the emitted-light signal and concentrate the received portion of the emitted-light signal onto a photodetector. The apparatus further includes the photodetector configured to receive the concentrated portion of the emitted-light signal and produce an electrical current corresponding to the concentrated portion of the emitted-light signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Tobias Gerard Tiecke, Kevin Jerome Quirk, Thibault Michel Max Peyronel, Shih-Cheng Wang
  • Publication number: 20170075191
    Abstract: Various of the disclosed embodiments incorporate wavelength-shifting (WLS) materials to facilitate high data rate communication. Some embodiments employ a waveguide incorporating such WLS materials to receive a wireless signal from a source. The signal may be, e.g., in the optical or ultraviolet ranges, facilitating a ˜10 Gbps data rate. Because the WLS material is sensitive in all directions, the source may be isotropic or wide-angled. The WLS material may be shaped into one or more “bands” that may cover an object, e.g., a head-mounted display. A detector may be coupled with the bands to receive the wavelength-shifted signal and to recover the original signal from the source. The WLS material may be modified to improve the waveguide retention, e.g., by incorporating layers of material having a different reflection coefficient or a Bragg reflector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Tobias Gerard Tiecke, Kevin Jerome Quirk, Yael Maguire
  • Publication number: 20170054527
    Abstract: Systems and methods for optical communication through air or space are disclosed. A method includes encoding one or more data frames with a data-link layer forward error correction (FEC) code to produce a plurality of encoded data frames and transmitting the plurality of encoded data frames from a transmitter (TX) to a receiver (RX) at least partially through air or space using a plurality of optical beams. The RX identifies a corrupted encoded data frame and reconstructs the corrupted encoded data frame using a data-link layer FEC decoder operating over a plurality of non-corrupted encoded data frames.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Kevin Michael Birnbaum, Kevin Jerome Quirk, Hamid Hemmati, Chien-Chung Chen, Gary Mak
  • Patent number: 9544351
    Abstract: Multi-directional service decoupling and/or caching is provided. A storage medium is used to store a plurality of data file types, each file type configured for one or more of the user devices. A transaction manager is used for selectively managing the first transaction for the first user device thereby decoupling a service required by the first transaction from the first user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Inventors: Steven Sanghoon Lee, Kevin Jerome Quirk, Ferze Daligues Patawaran
  • Patent number: 9544054
    Abstract: Various of the disclosed embodiments incorporate wavelength-shifting (WLS) materials to facilitate high data rate communication. Some embodiments employ a waveguide incorporating such WLS materials to receive a wireless signal from a source. The signal may be, e.g., in the optical or ultraviolet ranges, facilitating a ˜10 Gbps data rate. Because the WLS material is sensitive in all directions, the source may be isotropic or wide-angled. The WLS material may be shaped into one or more “bands” that may cover an object, e.g., a head-mounted display. A detector may be coupled with the bands to receive the wavelength-shifted signal and to recover the original signal from the source. The WLS material may be modified to improve the waveguide retention, e.g., by incorporating layers of material having a different reflection coefficient or a Bragg reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Tobias Gerard Tiecke, Kevin Jerome Quirk, Yael Maguire
  • Publication number: 20100004055
    Abstract: A system and method for donations using online interactive games with players using social networks. Users play games wherein winning results in others donating to their selected recipient, such as a cause, charity, school, etc. A database maintains user information, recipient information, and tracks donation credits. Users play games, donate to recipients, and have players donate to their selected recipients. The system and method can automatically match users as teammates, competitors, and tournament members. The system and method facilitate game play, collection of funds, and payment of collected funds to selected recipients. The funds benefit recipients, and new supporters are identified to the recipients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Inventors: Kevin Jerome GORMLEY, Irfan Ahmed Kamal
  • Patent number: 7478223
    Abstract: A devices and method for parsing a data stream comprises a parser stack configured to store one or more parsing symbols, each parsing symbol representing a different state of data stream parsing, a table interface configured to retrieve one or more production rules from a production rule table according to the parsing symbols, and a state machine configured to control the parsing of a data stream according to the retrieved production rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Gigafin Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Somsubhra Sikdar, Kevin Jerome Rowett, Rajesh Nair, Komal Rathi
  • Patent number: 7451268
    Abstract: A device comprises a plurality of interface circuits configured for communicating between a semantic processing unit and a memory and a selection circuit for selecting an interface circuit allocated to a semantic processing unit for processing a data operation request in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: Gigafin Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Somsubhra Sikdar, Kevin Jerome Rowett, Hoai V. Tran, Jonathan Sweedler, Komal Rathi, Mike Davoudi
  • Patent number: 7424571
    Abstract: A device performs lookup functions for a semantic processing unit. The device comprises a plurality of interface circuits for receiving data operation requests from the semantic processing unit. The device comprises a buffer for allocating an interface circuit to a semantic processing unit having a data operation request. A selection circuit, coupled between the plurality of interface circuits and a memory unit, selects an allocated circuit for accessing the memory unit to process the data operation request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignee: Gigafin Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Somsubhra Sikdar, Kevin Jerome Rowett, Hoai V. Tran, Jonathan Sweedler, Komal Rathi, Mike Davoudi
  • Patent number: 7415596
    Abstract: A system and method for parsing a data stream comprises a production rule table populated with production rules, a parser table populated with production rule codes that correspond to production rules within the production rule table, and a direct execution parser to identify production rule codes in the parser table and to retrieve production rules from the production rule table according to the identified production rule codes, the direct execution parser is operable to parse a data stream according to the retrieved production rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Gigafin Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Somsubhra Sikdar, Kevin Jerome Rowett, Rajesh Nair, Komal Rathi
  • Patent number: 7398356
    Abstract: A memory subsystem includes multiple different caches configured for different types of data transfer operations between one or more processing units and a main memory. The different caches can include a first general cache configured for general random memory accesses, a software controlled cache used for controlling cache operations for different processing devices accessing the same data, and a streaming cache configured for large packet data memory accesses. An arbiter may be used for arbitrating requests by the multiple different caches for accessing the main memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: Mistletoe Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hoai V. Tran, Kevin Jerome Rowett, Somsubhra Sikdar, Jonathan Sweedler, Caveh Jalali
  • Patent number: 7251722
    Abstract: A storage server uses a semantic processor to parse and respond to client requests. A direct execution parser in the semantic processor parses an input stream, comprising client storage server requests, according to a defined grammar. A semantic processor execution engine capable of manipulating data (e.g., data movement, mathematical, and logical operations) executes microcode segments in response to requests from the direct execution parser in order to perform the client-requested operations. The resulting operational efficiency allows an entire storage server to be collapsed in some embodiments into a few relatively small integrated circuits that can be placed on a media device's printed circuit board, with the semantic processor itself drawing perhaps a few Watts of power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Assignee: Mistletoe Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Somsubhra Sikdar, Kevin Jerome Rowett
  • Publication number: 20070088033
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds Formula I and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, and R5 are defined herein. These compounds are useful for treating diseases and conditions caused or exacerbated by unregulated p38 MAP Kinase and/or TNF activity. Pharmaceutical compositions containing the compounds, methods of preparing the compounds and methods of treatment using the compounds are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2006
    Publication date: April 19, 2007
    Inventors: Balekudru Devadas, John Walker, Shaun Selness, Terri Boehm, Richard Durley, Rajesh Devraj, Brian Hickory, Paul Rucker, Kevin Jerome, Heather Madsen, Edgardo Alvira, Michele Promo, Radhika Blevis-Bal, Laura Marruto, Jeff Hitchcock, Thomas Owen, Win Naing, Li Xing, Huey Shieh, Aruna Sambandam, Shuang Liu, Ian Scott, Kevin McGee