Patents by Inventor Lee Felsenstein

Lee Felsenstein 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: 20200084551
    Abstract: A device to transmit an audio signal comprises at least one light source configured to transmit the audio signal with at least one wavelength of light. At least one detector is configured to detect the audio signal and generate at least one electrical signal in response to the at least one wavelength of light. A transducer is supported with and configured to vibrate at least one of an eardrum, an ossicle or a cochlea. Active circuitry is coupled to the transducer to drive the transducer in response to the at least one electrical signal, so as to provide the user with high quality sound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Sunil PURIA, Jonathan P. FAY, Lee FELSENSTEIN, James STONE, Mead C. KILLION, Vincent PLUVINAGE
  • Patent number: 10516949
    Abstract: A device to transmit an audio signal comprises at least one light source configured to transmit the audio signal with at least one wavelength of light. At least one detector is configured to detect the audio signal and generate at least one electrical signal in response to the at least one wavelength of light. A transducer is supported with and configured to vibrate at least one of an eardrum, an ossicle or a cochlea. Active circuitry is coupled to the transducer to drive the transducer in response to the at least one electrical signal, so as to provide the user with high quality sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Earlens Corporation
    Inventors: Sunil Puria, Jonathan P. Fay, Lee Felsenstein, James Stone, Mead C. Killion, Vincent Pluvinage
  • Publication number: 20180213335
    Abstract: A device to transmit an audio signal comprises at least one light source configured to transmit the audio signal with at least one wavelength of light. At least one detector is configured to detect the audio signal and generate at least one electrical signal in response to the at least one wavelength of light. A transducer is supported with and configured to vibrate at least one of an eardrum, an ossicle or a cochlea. Active circuitry is coupled to the transducer to drive the transducer in response to the at least one electrical signal, so as to provide the user with high quality sound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Sunil PURIA, Jonathan P. FAY, Lee FELSENSTEIN, James STONE, Mead C. KILLION, Vincent PLUVINAGE
  • Patent number: 9961454
    Abstract: A device to transmit an audio signal comprises at least one light source configured to transmit the audio signal with at least one wavelength of light. At least one detector is configured to detect the audio signal and generate at least one electrical signal in response to the at least one wavelength of light. A transducer is supported with and configured to vibrate at least one of an eardrum, an ossicle or a cochlea. Active circuitry is coupled to the transducer to drive the transducer in response to the at least one electrical signal, so as to provide the user with high quality sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Earlens Corporation
    Inventors: Sunil Puria, Jonathan P. Fay, Lee Felsenstein, James Stone, Mead C. Killion, Vincent Pluvinage
  • Publication number: 20170134866
    Abstract: A device to transmit an audio signal comprises at least one light source configured to transmit the audio signal with at least one wavelength of light. At least one detector is configured to detect the audio signal and generate at least one electrical signal in response to the at least one wavelength of light. A transducer is supported with and configured to vibrate at least one of an eardrum, an ossicle or a cochlea. Active circuitry is coupled to the transducer to drive the transducer in response to the at least one electrical signal, so as to provide the user with high quality sound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Sunil PURIA, Jonathan P. FAY, Lee FELSENSTEIN, James STONE, Mead C. KILLION, Vincent PLUVINAGE
  • Patent number: 9591409
    Abstract: A device to transmit an audio signal comprises at least one light source configured to transmit the audio signal with at least one wavelength of light. At least one detector is configured to detect the audio signal and generate at least one electrical signal in response to the at least one wavelength of light. A transducer is supported with and configured to vibrate at least one of an eardrum, an ossicle or a cochlea. Active circuitry is coupled to the transducer to drive the transducer in response to the at least one electrical signal, so as to provide the user with high quality sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: EarLens Corporation
    Inventors: Sunil Puria, Jonathan P. Fay, Lee Felsenstein, James Stone, Mead C. Killion, Vincent Pluvinage
  • Patent number: 9342714
    Abstract: A segmented 2D matrix symbol may be formed by dividing data into a plurality of segments, separately encoding the plurality of segments as corresponding arrays of cells, and arranging the arrays of cells in an abutting relationship. The segmented symbol may be reproduced, for example by receiving a bitmap corresponding to the formed symbol followed by printing; by copying a printed symbol; or by scanning a printed symbol and printing a copy. The reproduced symbol may be scanned, and data from only decoded segments, for example audio data, may be output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: LABELS THAT TALK LTD
    Inventors: Kenneth A. Berkun, Lee Felsenstein, Peter B. Keenan
  • Publication number: 20160134976
    Abstract: A device to transmit an audio signal comprises at least one light source configured to transmit the audio signal with at least one wavelength of light. At least one detector is configured to detect the audio signal and generate at least one electrical signal in response to the at least one wavelength of light. A transducer is supported with and configured to vibrate at least one of an eardrum, an ossicle or a cochlea. Active circuitry is coupled to the transducer to drive the transducer in response to the at least one electrical signal, so as to provide the user with high quality sound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Sunil Puria, Jonathan P. Fay, Lee Felsenstein, James Stone, Mead C. Killion, Vincent Pluvinage
  • Patent number: 9049528
    Abstract: An audio signal transmission device includes a first light source and a second light source configured to emit a first wavelength of light and a second wavelength of light, respectively. The first detector and the second detector are configured to receive the first wavelength of light and the second wavelength of light, respectively. A transducer electrically coupled to the detectors is configured to vibrate at least one of an eardrum or ossicle in response to the first wavelength of light and the second wavelength of light. The first detector and second detector can be coupled to the transducer with opposite polarity, such that the transducer is configured to move with a first movement in response to the first wavelength and move with a second movement in response to the second wavelength, in which the second movement opposes the first movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: EarLens Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan P. Fay, Sunil Puria, Lee Felsenstein, James Stone, Vincent Pluvinage
  • Publication number: 20150023540
    Abstract: An audio signal transmission device includes a first light source and a second light source configured to emit a first wavelength of light and a second wavelength of light, respectively. The first detector and the second detector are configured to receive the first wavelength of light and the second wavelength of light, respectively. A transducer electrically coupled to the detectors is configured to vibrate at least one of an eardrum or ossicle in response to the first wavelength of light and the second wavelength of light. The first detector and second detector can be coupled to the transducer with opposite polarity, such that the transducer is configured to move with a first movement in response to the first wavelength and move with a second movement in response to the second wavelength, in which the second movement opposes the first movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Jonathan P. FAY, Sunil PURIA, Lee FELSENSTEIN, James STONE, Vincent PLUVINAGE
  • Publication number: 20140296620
    Abstract: A device to transmit an audio signal comprises at least one light source configured to transmit the audio signal with at least one wavelength of light. At least one detector is configured to detect the audio signal and generate at least one electrical signal in response to the at least one wavelength of light. A transducer is supported with and configured to vibrate at least one of an eardrum, an ossicle or a cochlea. Active circuitry is coupled to the transducer to drive the transducer in response to the at least one electrical signal, so as to provide the user with high quality sound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: EarLens Corporation
    Inventors: Sunil PURIA, Jonathan P. FAY, Lee FELSENSTEIN, James STONE, Mead C. KILLION, Vincent PLUVINAGE
  • Patent number: 8824715
    Abstract: An audio signal transmission device includes a first light source and a second light source configured to emit a first wavelength of light and a second wavelength of light, respectively. The first detector and the second detector are configured to receive the first wavelength or light and the second wavelength of light respectively. A transducer electrically coupled to the detectors is configured to vibrate at least one of an eardrum or ossicle in response to the first wavelength of light and the second wavelength of light. The first detector and second detector can be coupled to the transducer with opposite polarity, such that the transducer is configured to move with a first movement in response to the first wavelength and move with a second movement in response to the second wavelength, in which the second movement opposes the first movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: EarLens Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan P. Fay, Sunil Puria, Lee Felsenstein, James Stone, Vincent Pluvinage
  • Publication number: 20140175180
    Abstract: A segmented 2D matrix symbol may be formed by dividing data into a plurality of segments, separately encoding the plurality of segments as corresponding arrays of cells, and arranging the arrays of cells in an abutting relationship. The segmented symbol may be reproduced, for example by receiving a bitmap corresponding to the formed symbol followed by printing; by copying a printed symbol; or by scanning a printed symbol and printing a copy. The reproduced symbol may be scanned, and data from only decoded segments, for example audio data, may be output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: LABELS THAT TALK LTD
    Inventors: Kenneth A. Berkun, Lee Felsenstein, Peter B. Keenan
  • Patent number: 8715152
    Abstract: A device to transmit an audio signal comprises at least one light source configured to transmit the audio signal with at least one wavelength of light. At least one detector is configured to detect the audio signal and generate at least one electrical signal in response to the at least one wavelength of light. A transducer is supported with and configured to vibrate at least one of an eardrum, an ossicle or a cochlea. Active circuitry is coupled to the transducer to drive the transducer in response to the at least one electrical signal, so as to provide the user with high quality sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: EarLens Corporation
    Inventors: Sunil Puria, Jonathan P. Fay, Lee Felsenstein, James Stone, Mead C. Killion, Vincent Pluvinage
  • Patent number: 8662396
    Abstract: A segmented 2D matrix symbol may be formed by dividing data into a plurality of segments, separately encoding the plurality of segments as corresponding arrays of cells, and arranging the arrays of cells in an abutting relationship. The segmented symbol may be reproduced, for example by receiving a bitmap corresponding to the formed symbol followed by printing; by copying a printed symbol; or by scanning a printed symbol and printing a copy. The reproduced symbol may be scanned, and data from only decoded segments, for example audio data, may be output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Labels That Talk, Ltd
    Inventors: Kenneth A. Berkun, Lee Felsenstein, Peter B. Keenan
  • Patent number: 8396239
    Abstract: An audio signal transmission device includes a first light source and a second light source configured to emit a first wavelength of light and a second wavelength of light, respectively. The first detector and the second detector are configured to receive the first wavelength of light and the second wavelength of light, respectively. A transducer electrically coupled to the detectors is configured to vibrate at least one of an eardrum or ossicle in response to the first wavelength of light and the second wavelength of light. The first detector and second detector can be coupled to the transducer with opposite polarity, such that the transducer is configured to move with a first movement in response to the first wavelength and move with a second movement in response to the second wavelength, in which the second movement opposes the first movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: EarLens Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan P. Fay, Sunil Puria, Lee Felsenstein, James Stone, Vincent Pluvinage
  • Publication number: 20110036909
    Abstract: A segmented 2D matrix symbol may be formed by dividing data into a plurality of segments, separately encoding the plurality of segments as corresponding arrays of cells, and arranging the arrays of cells in an abutting relationship. The segmented symbol may be reproduced, for example by receiving a bitmap corresponding to the formed symbol followed by printing; by copying a printed symbol; or by scanning a printed symbol and printing a copy. The reproduced symbol may be scanned, and data from only decoded segments, for example audio data, may be output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Applicant: LABELS THAT TALK, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenneth A. Berkun, Lee Felsenstein, Peter B. Keenan
  • Publication number: 20100048982
    Abstract: A device to transmit an audio signal comprises at least one light source configured to transmit the audio signal with at least one wavelength of light. At least one detector is configured to detect the audio signal and generate at least one electrical signal in response to the at least one wavelength of light. A transducer is supported with and configured to vibrate at least one of an eardrum, an ossicle or a cochlea. Active circuitry is coupled to the transducer to drive the transducer in response to the at least one electrical signal, so as to provide the user with high quality sound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Applicant: EarLens Corporation
    Inventors: Sunil Puria, Jonathan P. Fay, Lee Felsenstein, James Stone, Mead C. Killion, Vincent Pluvinage
  • Publication number: 20100034409
    Abstract: An audio signal transmission device includes a first light source and a second light source configured to emit a first wavelength of light and a second wavelength of light, respectively. The first detector and the second detector are configured to receive the first wavelength of light and the second wavelength of light, respectively. A transducer electrically coupled to the detectors is configured to vibrate at least one of an eardrum or ossicle in response to the first wavelength of light and the second wavelength of light. The first detector and second detector can be coupled to the transducer with opposite polarity, such that the transducer is configured to move with a first movement in response to the first wavelength and move with a second movement in response to the second wavelength, in which the second movement opposes the first movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Applicant: EarLens Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan P. Fay, Sunil Puria, Lee Felsenstein, James Stone, Vincent Pluvinage
  • Publication number: 20080245869
    Abstract: A 2D matrix symbol may be formed by dividing data into a plurality of segments, separately encoding the plurality of segments as corresponding arrays of cells, and arranging the arrays of cells in an abutting relationship. A segmented 2D symbol may be read by capturing a plurality of images of a 2D matrix bar code symbol that is not subtended by any of the images and reconstructing at least some of the plurality of images to a portion of the 2D symbol or 2D symbol data larger than any of the images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Applicant: LTT, LTD
    Inventors: Kenneth Berkun, Lee Felsenstein, Peter B. Keenan