Patents by Inventor Leonard Goldstein

Leonard Goldstein 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).

  • Patent number: 10943465
    Abstract: Described is a device notification aggregation service (“DNAS”) that aggregates device state information, such as alarms, from multiple distributed devices and then provides device state information and/or device set status information to services that rely on data from the distributed devices to make decisions on other events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Vuong Van Le, Ohil Krishnamurthy Manyam, Michel Leonard Goldstein
  • Patent number: 10942494
    Abstract: Described is a method for determining when to transition devices between different states based on determined potential activity in an area near the devices. When the potential for activity near an input device is below a threshold, the device is maintained in an inactive state. When the potential for activity near the device exceeds the threshold, the device is transitioned to an active state before the potential activity can occur near the device. Likewise, when the device is in an active state, the implementations described herein provide the ability to determine when to begin and end transmission of data from the device to a remote computing resource for processing. For example, obtained video may be processed locally to determine if an activity is occurring. If an activity is occurring, relevant data is sent to a remote computing resource to determine if an action has been performed during the activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sudarshan Narasimha Raghavan, Michel Leonard Goldstein, Fan Sun, Ramanathan Palaniappan
  • Patent number: 10882692
    Abstract: Described is a system and method for assisting users in properly placing and/or positioning items at inventory locations within a materials handling facility. In one example, a placement location may be distinguished for the user through use of illumination or other techniques to assist the user in quickly identifying the proper location at which to place the item. Likewise, a proper position of the item may be presented to the user to assist the user in properly positioning the item at the placement location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Avishkar Misra, Ohil Krishnamurthy Manyam, Ramanathan Palaniappan, Michel Leonard Goldstein, Raymond Wheekyun Lim
  • Patent number: 10796358
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a system for identifying users and/or their companions, utilizing the behavior and gestures of a user's companion to assist the user, and developing user paths based on user and/or companion preferences. A companion profile may be established to identify the companion and associated the companion with the user. Likewise, a user pattern that includes both the user and the companion may be established and used to track the location of the user and/or companion while in the materials handling facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Robert Ducrou, Christopher Andrew Stephens, Ismael Medrano, Ammar Chinoy, Michel Leonard Goldstein, Elie Micah Kornfield
  • Patent number: 10769488
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a system for automatically identifying an item from among a variation of items of a same type. For example, an image may be processed and resulting item image information compared with stored item image information to determine a type of item represented in the image. If the matching stored item image information is part of a cluster, the item image information may then be compared with distinctive features associated with stored item image information of the cluster to determine the variation of the item represented in the received image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sudarshan Narasimha Raghavan, Xiaofeng Ren, Michel Leonard Goldstein, Ohil K. Manyam
  • Patent number: 10384869
    Abstract: An item stowed at an inventory location may rest on a surface such as a shelf or may be supported above the surface. The item may exhibit a footprint that is representative of a physical perimeter of the item. For example, the footprint may be an edge of a shadow cast by the item. Information about a size and shape of a footprint associated with a particular item may be stored. An optical sensor array may acquire sensor image data indicative of the footprint of one or more of the items stored at an inventory location. A quantity of items at the inventory location may be determined by comparing the sensor image data with the stored data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Navid Shiee, Michel Leonard Goldstein, Ramanathan Palaniappan, Gopi Prashanth Gopal, Xiaofeng Ren, Ohil Krishnamurthy Manyam, Christopher Robert Towers, Yasser Baseer Asmi
  • Patent number: 10366306
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a system for automatically identifying an item from among a variation of items of a same type. For example, an image may be processed and resulting item image information compared with stored item image information to determine a type of item represented in the image. If the matching stored item image information is part of a cluster, the item image information may then be compared with distinctive features associated with stored item image information of the cluster to determine the variation of the item represented in the received image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sudarshan Narasimha Raghavan, Xiaofeng Ren, Michel Leonard Goldstein, Ohil K. Manyam
  • Patent number: 10332066
    Abstract: An inventory location such as a shelf may be used to stow different types of items, with each type of item in a different partitioned area or section of the shelf. Weight data from weight sensors coupled to the shelf is used to determine a change in weight of the shelf and a change in the center-of-mass (“COM”) of the items on the shelf. Based on the weight data and item data indicative of what items are stowed in particular partitioned areas, activity such as a pick or place of an item and the partitioned area in which the activity occurred may be determined. Data from other sensors, such as a camera, may be used to confirm the occurrence of the activity, disambiguate the determination of the particular partitioned area, and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ramanathan Palaniappan, Navid Shiee, Xiaofeng Ren, Michel Leonard Goldstein, Dilip Kumar, Gopi Prashanth Gopal, Ohil Krishnamurthy Manyam
  • Patent number: 10322881
    Abstract: The application describes a system and process for anticipating when a user will leave a selection area within a materials handling facility and determining if a notification requesting that the user provide a tote of picked items to a drop off location should be presented to the user. For example, a user may be asked to provide items picked from a selection area for processing, such as packing, while the user is picking items from other selection areas of a materials handling facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ohil Krishnamurthy Manyam, Jon Robert Ducrou, Anamika Sinha, Long Xuan Nguyen, Daniel Buchmueller, Ramanathan Palaniappan, Michel Leonard Goldstein, Raymond Wheekyun Lim
  • Patent number: 10318917
    Abstract: An inventory location such as a shelf may be used to stow different types of items. Interactions may take place, such as the pick or place of one or more items from the inventory location. Image data may be acquired from cameras viewing the shelf and weight data may be acquired from weight sensors coupled to the shelf. Hypotheses may be determined that indicate possible interactions with the inventory location, such as pick or place of an item with regard to the inventory location, and the probability that those interactions are correct. The hypotheses and their associated probabilities may be aggregated. From the aggregated hypotheses, a hypothesis with a highest confidence value may be deemed a solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Michel Leonard Goldstein, Ramanathan Palaniappan, Fan Sun, Liefeng Bo, Ohil Krishnamurthy Manyam, Navid Shiee, Gerard Guy Medioni
  • Patent number: 10296814
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a system for automatically updating item image information stored in an item images data store and used for processing captured images to identify items represented in those images. In one implementation, once an identity of an item has been verified, captured images of that item are associated with the item and stored in the item images data store. As a result, the item images data store is updated each time an image of the item is captured and the identity of the item is verified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dilip Kumar, Jon Robert Ducrou, Joseph Xavier, Ramanathan Palaniappan, Michel Leonard Goldstein, Michael Lee Brundage
  • Patent number: 10108157
    Abstract: Described is a method for determining when to transition devices between different states based on determined potential activity in an area near the devices. When the potential for activity near an input device is below a threshold, the device is maintained in an inactive state. When the potential for activity near the device exceeds the threshold, the device is transitioned to an active state before the potential activity can occur near the device. Likewise, when the device is in an active state, the implementations described herein provide the ability to determine when to begin and end transmission of data from the device to a remote computing resource for processing. For example, obtained video may be processed locally to determine if an activity is occurring. If an activity is occurring, relevant data is sent to a remote computing resource to determine if an action has been performed during the activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sudarshan Narasimha Raghavan, Michel Leonard Goldstein, Fan Sun, Ramanathan Palaniappan
  • Patent number: 10040628
    Abstract: Described is a system and method for assisting users in properly placing and/or positioning items at inventory locations within a materials handling facility. In one example, a placement location may be distinguished for the user through use of illumination or other techniques to assist the user in quickly identifying the proper location at which to place the item. Likewise, a proper position of the item may be presented to the user to assist the user in properly positioning the item at the placement location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Avishkar Misra, Ohil Krishnamurthy Manyam, Ramanathan Palaniappan, Michel Leonard Goldstein, Raymond Lim
  • Publication number: 20090000090
    Abstract: The present subject matter includes an apparatus including a capacitor stack, including at least one substantially planar anode layer arranged in stacked alignment adjacent at least one substantially planar cathode layer, with at least one separator layer disposed therebetween. In this embodiment, the present subject matter includes at least one conformed film at least partially enveloping the capacitor stack in a bound state and adapted to electrically isolate the capacitor stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Applicant: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Ron Dombro, John Longsy Dinh, Gregory J. Sherwood, Mark A. Lamberty, Leonard Goldstein, Brian D. Schenk
  • Patent number: 7426104
    Abstract: The present subject matter includes an apparatus including a capacitor stack, including at least one substantially planar anode layer arranged in stacked alignment adjacent at least one substantially planar cathode layer, with at least one separator layer disposed therebetween. In this embodiment, the present subject matter includes at least one conformed film at least partially enveloping the capacitor stack in a bound state and adapted to electrically isolate the capacitor stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Ron Dombro, John Longsy Dinh, Gregory J. Sherwood, Mark A. Lamberty, Leonard Goldstein, Brian D. Schenk
  • Publication number: 20060061938
    Abstract: The present subject matter includes an apparatus comprising a capacitor stack, including at least one substantially planar anode layer arranged in stacked alignment adjacent at least one substantially planar cathode layer, with at least one separator layer disposed therebetween. In this embodiment, the present subject matter includes at least one conformed film at least partially enveloping the capacitor stack in a bound state and adapted to electrically isolate the capacitor stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Publication date: March 23, 2006
    Inventors: Ron Dombro, John Dinh, Gregory Sherwood, Mark Lamberty, Leonard Goldstein, Brian Schenk
  • Patent number: 6742318
    Abstract: Folded film (10) used to create a lap seal using an L sealer (50) includes a first film (12) folded substantially in a form of a “J” and a second film (14) overlapping at least a portion (16) of the first film. The first film and the second film are coupled together (19) in at least a portion of an overlapping area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Inventor: Leonard Goldstein
  • Publication number: 20030106632
    Abstract: Folded film (10) used to create a lap seal using an L sealer (50) includes a first film (12) folded substantially in a form of a “J” and a second film (14) overlapping at least a portion (16) of the first film. The first film and the second film are coupled together (19) in at least a portion of an overlapping area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2001
    Publication date: June 12, 2003
    Inventor: Leonard Goldstein
  • Patent number: 5568370
    Abstract: A tactical power adaptor is provided which adapts power from worldwide power sources and supplies the power to a plurality of electronic devices. A power input provides uninterruptable power to the adaptor to ensure that the input power does not interrupt the electronic device if the source is interrupted. A converter converts the input power from the worldwide sources to a power manageable by the adaptor. A plurality of connectors each supply a different variable voltage. A voltage varying circuit allows an operator to vary a voltage of the connectors and a channel selector selects between the connectors. Power switching modules supply the correct amount of power to a corresponding connector according to the voltage set by said voltage varying circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1996
    Assignee: VSE Corporation
    Inventors: Leonard Goldstein, Mohammad Baz
  • Patent number: D266482
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1982
    Inventor: Leonard Goldstein